Local Council Fines

Remove the ability for local councils to fine people for:

Putting their bins out on the wrong day,

Having a slightly open bin lid

Not putting the right waste in the correct bin

And basically, for using draconian powers to scare homeowners into blind unquestioning obedience

Why is this idea important?

Remove the ability for local councils to fine people for:

Putting their bins out on the wrong day,

Having a slightly open bin lid

Not putting the right waste in the correct bin

And basically, for using draconian powers to scare homeowners into blind unquestioning obedience

Social Housing

The Right to buy Thatcherism should be scrapped.  The stock that used to be under Council/Housing Association control should gradually be bought from the home owners, and used for desperate families who need these homes.  Also to help single unemployed people to get work should only pay 20 per cent of council tax, to stop this poverty among the people trying to get to work.

Why is this idea important?

The Right to buy Thatcherism should be scrapped.  The stock that used to be under Council/Housing Association control should gradually be bought from the home owners, and used for desperate families who need these homes.  Also to help single unemployed people to get work should only pay 20 per cent of council tax, to stop this poverty among the people trying to get to work.

Repeal/ Adjust the limit of 20 quid on earnings before Benefits can take most of it.

There is currently a reg in place that means that if you earn more than 20 quid whilst on JSA or Incap Benefits the local council can take every pound after the first 20 quid you earn per week.

It's part of the Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit  system basically.  It's called Permitted Earnings.

Disabled people get supported permitted earnings.  And that limit is about 80 quid per week, but the 20 quid limit is still valid.

So you get to earn say 70 quid, and then have to give 50 quid to the council.

Why is this idea important?

There is currently a reg in place that means that if you earn more than 20 quid whilst on JSA or Incap Benefits the local council can take every pound after the first 20 quid you earn per week.

It's part of the Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit  system basically.  It's called Permitted Earnings.

Disabled people get supported permitted earnings.  And that limit is about 80 quid per week, but the 20 quid limit is still valid.

So you get to earn say 70 quid, and then have to give 50 quid to the council.

Repeal the regs allowing Councils to get Final Salery Pensions.

The bizarre case of Croydon.  The town that committed suicide.

All management decisions…

 

They seem to have sunk a town to simply line their own nests.  See below.

Why is this idea important?

The bizarre case of Croydon.  The town that committed suicide.

All management decisions…

 

They seem to have sunk a town to simply line their own nests.  See below.

Legislate to install an independant regulatory authority to control Councils

I have had a serious problem with Hampshire County Council requiring me to involve my member of parliament. In the course of discussions his representative commented that he held little hope of resolving the problem because County (and City) Councils were a law unto themselves. I think this is unacceptable as they should be accountable to the people that pay for them and their services – the local tax payer.

I would like Parliament to install an independant regulatory authority, with teeth, that could deal with taxpayer's complaints against their local councils just as we have for other public services – Gas, electricity, water, telephones, etc.

I think this is long overdue.

Why is this idea important?

I have had a serious problem with Hampshire County Council requiring me to involve my member of parliament. In the course of discussions his representative commented that he held little hope of resolving the problem because County (and City) Councils were a law unto themselves. I think this is unacceptable as they should be accountable to the people that pay for them and their services – the local tax payer.

I would like Parliament to install an independant regulatory authority, with teeth, that could deal with taxpayer's complaints against their local councils just as we have for other public services – Gas, electricity, water, telephones, etc.

I think this is long overdue.

Amendment to the noise pollution laws. – pre-existing noise

When dealing with noise complaints, No abatements orders should be issued if it can be proved that the noise in question was already present and ongoing for more than two  years before the complainant moved into their property, or if the complainant could have easily known or found out about the noise in advance of the purchase.

This will stop the vastly unfair situation of someone having to stop an activity, business or hobby they may have been doing for years just because someone new moves in next door and dislikes what the existing neighbours are doing. 

Why is this idea important?

When dealing with noise complaints, No abatements orders should be issued if it can be proved that the noise in question was already present and ongoing for more than two  years before the complainant moved into their property, or if the complainant could have easily known or found out about the noise in advance of the purchase.

This will stop the vastly unfair situation of someone having to stop an activity, business or hobby they may have been doing for years just because someone new moves in next door and dislikes what the existing neighbours are doing. 

Be able to sack your Counsellor.

To the Mods.  I've seen the wording of another one you blocked so I'm gonna try this angle.  Giz a fair chance eh?

 

Basically there are laws coming in to make MP's sackable.  By forcing a local election under certain circumstances.

I propose this power be extended to Councils as well.  For the same reasons.  It is a restoration of civil liberties, hence why I am trying it this way.  If someone lies to get in they need to go, so there is a serious justice factor as well.

Yet the regs as is have been set up to not allow this.  Hence why you now have these new changes.  Unwritten or written down they were there and protected bad eggs.  It could even be called implied law. Like an implied contract, and how that is not written down yet some things can be reasonably expected.

Hence why MP's are now being made more accountable.  The old regs were bad so needed adjusting.  There may be some repealing in this.

Why is this idea important?

To the Mods.  I've seen the wording of another one you blocked so I'm gonna try this angle.  Giz a fair chance eh?

 

Basically there are laws coming in to make MP's sackable.  By forcing a local election under certain circumstances.

I propose this power be extended to Councils as well.  For the same reasons.  It is a restoration of civil liberties, hence why I am trying it this way.  If someone lies to get in they need to go, so there is a serious justice factor as well.

Yet the regs as is have been set up to not allow this.  Hence why you now have these new changes.  Unwritten or written down they were there and protected bad eggs.  It could even be called implied law. Like an implied contract, and how that is not written down yet some things can be reasonably expected.

Hence why MP's are now being made more accountable.  The old regs were bad so needed adjusting.  There may be some repealing in this.

Remove requiements for planning authorities to put public notices in local newspapers

At the moment planning authorities are required to place notices in local newspapers at regular stages e.g. to annource planning applications, to annouce consultation on a plan, to say that a plan has been adopted etc.  This is very expensive.  Each time that a notice is placed it costs about £1000, depending on the individual newspaper.  

I'm not sure that many people read the notices section and think that there are better ways of getting the infomation to the public (e.g. online consultations, press releases, notices displayed at sites).  These methods are already widely used.

Why is this idea important?

At the moment planning authorities are required to place notices in local newspapers at regular stages e.g. to annource planning applications, to annouce consultation on a plan, to say that a plan has been adopted etc.  This is very expensive.  Each time that a notice is placed it costs about £1000, depending on the individual newspaper.  

I'm not sure that many people read the notices section and think that there are better ways of getting the infomation to the public (e.g. online consultations, press releases, notices displayed at sites).  These methods are already widely used.

Stop Travellers abuse of Human Rights laws to block planning enforcement

I am appauled that recently there have been several cases where travellers have purchased some land, then moved onto it very quickly and without any planning permission. Setting up mobile homes and small villages, Yet councils are unable to act to remove them.

The loophole is they own the land and so are not trespassing, they have breached planning regulation but that is not seen as a serious crime, despite the wanton deliberate and mass intention to do so. They then use Civil Liberties and Human Rights laws as an excuse to remain living there, install drainage, build walls and shelters and even roads… all without legal permission. It may take years to chase them through the courts, plus appeals, wastes councils time and money and therefore costs us all money.

They must forfeit their rights on the grounds that they have deliberately, wantonly, en-mass and with planned deception and intention gone about becoming residential illegally on their land.

Due to the massively deliberate illegal natue of their actions they should  loose their rights and be immediately evicted from the sites, by force if necessary.

Why is this idea important?

I am appauled that recently there have been several cases where travellers have purchased some land, then moved onto it very quickly and without any planning permission. Setting up mobile homes and small villages, Yet councils are unable to act to remove them.

The loophole is they own the land and so are not trespassing, they have breached planning regulation but that is not seen as a serious crime, despite the wanton deliberate and mass intention to do so. They then use Civil Liberties and Human Rights laws as an excuse to remain living there, install drainage, build walls and shelters and even roads… all without legal permission. It may take years to chase them through the courts, plus appeals, wastes councils time and money and therefore costs us all money.

They must forfeit their rights on the grounds that they have deliberately, wantonly, en-mass and with planned deception and intention gone about becoming residential illegally on their land.

Due to the massively deliberate illegal natue of their actions they should  loose their rights and be immediately evicted from the sites, by force if necessary.

councils

i live in bradford and i can see that when it comes to saving money.bradford doesnt !majority of works such as the park and other stuff.it is destroying bradford.the council decide for us and we have no say.i reckon we should have that right.you will save more money by pulling the plug on some of these stupid ideas and give the right to decide to the people.

Why is this idea important?

i live in bradford and i can see that when it comes to saving money.bradford doesnt !majority of works such as the park and other stuff.it is destroying bradford.the council decide for us and we have no say.i reckon we should have that right.you will save more money by pulling the plug on some of these stupid ideas and give the right to decide to the people.