Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Local Works Update

Sustainable Communities Act Amendment Bill:
Please lobby your MP for support

Great news! - we were successful in seeing the Sustainable Communities Act Amendment Bill introduced into Parliament - Alistair Burt MP has agreed to adopt it as his Private Members’ Bill in December last year. Thank you very much for your help in making this happen.

Since then we have been doing well: Over 260 MPs have already signed Early Day Motion 143 in support and our negotiations with government Ministers and officials have so far been constructive.

However we face a very tight time frame with the election due in May. We need more MPs to sign up and we need all MPs to urge the government to give the Bill the Parliamentary time it needs to become law. The Bill’s Second Reading is set for Friday 26th February and we will need government support by then.

Steve Shaw
National Co-ordinator
Local Works

Ah! Right. If you live in Redbridge there’s no need. Lee Scott, Harry Cohen and Mike Gapes are all signed up. Iain Duncan Smith very rarely signs EDMs. You could though just drop them an email to say you approve, or not as the case may be.
But if you are an ex-pat living elsewhere in the country, or just a casual visitor you can find out who your MP is and their contact details here and check the link above to see if they are signed up.

1 comment:

  1. Well Barkingside DIY has finally closed down and another family business lost, but I have found out that Gates DIY Stores are opening a branch in the same store! They sell Dulux and everything DIY related, great stock and I use there store in Poplar near where I work regular and saw a sign advertising the opening of the Barkingside Store today on the of chance when I was in there. We really need a good DIY store as there is nothing local and although Barkingside DIY was nice Gates have a much larger range and are purly DIY. I beg Redbridge council to get more usefull shops & no more pound stores on our great highstreet!