Tuesday, 29 September 2009

LibDems Move into Second Place in National Polls

The latest Mori Polls show that the LibDems have overtaken Labour in the polls. The airing of LibDem policies saw a boost to our rating less than a year from the General Election Polls.

Local campaigner Victor Chamberlain was delighted, "Nick Clegg has the confidence to believe he will be Prime Minister and his team such as Vince Cable, Chris Huhne and our own John Leech are doing him proud."

Chorlton Councillor Paul Ankers said, "I joined this party because I wasn't convinced either Labour or Tory were the future. I think more and more people see that too."

Phenomenal Response To LibDem Consultation

We have been inundated with responses for our District Centre Consultation. 9,000 surveys have been delivered across Chorlton, Chorlton Park and Whalley Range wards.
Chorlton LibDem Victor Chamberlain is in charge of the campaign, "We have had a ten percent response rate, which is excellent for this kind of survey."
The LibDem survey has proved more detailed than the official Council survey, but Cllr Ankers is still encouraging people to fill in the Council survey and visit the TalkChorlton site.
Paul said, "It is very important that we get our voices heard. I can speak with confidence, because I know the views of hundreds of my constituent on this issue."

Sunday, 13 September 2009

Chorlton Library opens on Sundays

Chorlton Library Opened its doors for the first time on a Sunday today. Although, quiet today, it is expected to grow once word of mouth spread.

Chorlton Councillor Paul Ankers asked Council officers to look at Sunday opening and get Chorlton's successful library open.

It will be open every Sunday from now on between 12pm and 4pm.

I think it is going to be a great success. It can be hard to get a computer slot in the library, but the spaces on Sunday will not last.

Monday, 7 September 2009

Chorlton Lib Dems launch survey for Chorlton District Centre

Regular readers of the South Manchester Reporter will know that Chorlton Lib Dems were annoyed by the continual delays to the consultation into the future of the District Centre.

When the consultation on Chorlton’s future finally begins in the autumn, Chorlton Lib Dems want to make sure it is worthwhile and takes into account local people’s aspirations and concerns. That is why we have launched our most comprehensive survey ever to hear your views on the future of Chorlton’s centre. We will take up your ideas and issues to make sure the consultation is meaningful and Chorlton’s future centre is what local people want. Please take the time to fill in the survey and send it back to us.

The Council run consultation should start soon, as long as there are no more delays....

Friday, 4 September 2009

Fight For Hardy Farm Intensifies

I have been speaking with Channel M about the proposed development at the end of Hardy Lane.

As a Meadow Bank resident, I know how much noise the footballers can produce, but a few hours on a Saturday afternoon has not proved to be a major discomfort. Every evening and weekend will change that dramatically.

Keep an eye on developments and make your voice heard.