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Kerry Pollard, formerly St Albans MP says:

"People are more important than money. Justice needs good policing. I deplore the Tory reduction in the number of police stations across Hertfordshire and I shall strive for more help in tackling telephone and internet crime. If elected, I promise to work FULL TIME as Commissioner & will only take the living wage".

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These are just some of the people endorsing Kerry; people from across the community showing clear support.

  • Larry Elliott – Guardian Economics Editor

  • Marion Bell - former member of monetary policy committee Bank of England

  • Alan Smith – TV Football Pundit

  • Professor Richard Grayson - Lib/Dem parliamentary candidate 2010

  • Abdul Kadir – Mosque President – Bangladesh Community

  • Anne Spencer - Secondary Head Teacher

  • David Lane – Small Business Owner

  • Geoff Bliss - former Lib/Dem Council Leader

  • Emma Tyers - national organiser of Jarrow to London 'Save our NHS march'

  • Akhtar Zaman – Mosque President – Pakistan Community

 

Contact Kerry Pollard at: -

  • kerrypollard@btinternet.com.

  • @kerrypollard

  • kerry.pollard.967@Facebook.com

  • Tel: 07712 899493

  • 31 The Rex High St Berkhamsted Herts HP4 2BT.

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Kerry Pollard is Labour’s candidate for Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) in Herts

Kerry Pollard, formerly St Albans MP says: "People are more important than money. Justice needs good policing. I deplore the Tory reduction in the number of police stations across Hertfordshire...

Unconfirmed reports were received today, 1 April, about a council plan to revolutionise refuse collection.  The indications are that this will involve litter being divided into 14 different categories with each resident receiving 7 highly coloured bins.  Each street will have a different collection schedule and a different colour scheme with the aim of turning refuse collection into street art.  Residents will be able to download an app for £10 which will help them to navigate these schedules. 

An anonymous source said; “if your property value is over £800k you will get the app for free as your time is obviously too valuable to waste on working this out manually.  We had planned to do it this year but the leap year messed up the algorithm. Apart from making the area more beautiful it will help recycling rates although we know that global warming is a load of tree-hugging tosh.  Anyway if it doesn’t work out we will just blame the EU and Gordon Brown as usual”.

Plans to turn refuse collection into street art

Unconfirmed reports were received today, 1 April, about a council plan to revolutionise refuse collection.  The indications are that this will involve litter being divided into 14 different categories with...

The plans for the next stage of the regeneration project, which aims to create an open space in the Roundel, were unveiled by Broxbourne Borough Council  this week. 

Labour Councillor Neil Harvey told the Hertfordshire Mercury:  “..it could be a nice space for people in the community to use and it would be great if they could get more activities and events in the summer..stuff for the kids to make it a fun place for families.

Fellow Councillor Carol Bowman told The Mercury “I, for one, would be very, very pleased to see it happen. I live here it so it’s part of me….I think it will help businesses, but we need to get the type of shops that people want”.

Labour Leader Malcolm Aitken said that it was important that the plans are accompanied by a promotional campaign. “The Council needs to be promoting Waltham Cross so new businesses come into the town”.     Read the article here: http://bit.ly/21LMMDW

Labour Councillors support next stage of plans to regenerate Waltham Cross

The plans for the next stage of the regeneration project, which aims to create an open space in the Roundel, were unveiled by Broxbourne Borough Council  this week.  Labour Councillor...

The next Broxbourne Constituency Labour Party all members meeting is on 31 March at 7.30.   We are entering a very busy period with the local elections and the EU Referendum so there is much to discuss. With the Tories in a state of open civil war and being increasingly exposed as the callous and cynical  incompetents that we always knew they were there is no better time for us to get active.

The venue is Labour Hall, Rye Road, Hoddesdon EN11 0JR and new members are particularly welcome.

Next Broxbourne Labour meeting is on 31 March and all members are welcome

The next Broxbourne Constituency Labour Party all members meeting is on 31 March at 7.30.   We are entering a very busy period with the local elections and the EU...

On 1 March Councillor Neil Harvey, Deputy Leader of the Opposition made a memorable speech at the Broxbourne Council Budget Debate which exposed the many flaws in the Council's budget plans and its concentration on vanity projects and metrics whilst ignoring fundamental responsibilities, like providing homes and re-generating town centres.  Here is his speech in full.

Councillor Harvey challenges the Council's budget plans

On 1 March Councillor Neil Harvey, Deputy Leader of the Opposition made a memorable speech at the Broxbourne Council Budget Debate which exposed the many flaws in the Council's budget... Read more

Hertford Constituency Labour Party are having a comedy evening for all Labour Party Members and Supporters on Sunday 24th April at 7.30pm at The Corn Exchange Hertford. The evening will combine the best in Labour-supporting comedians and speeches from leading Labour figures – details to be confirmed.

The venue is accessible and has a cash bar. Tickets are £15 per person.

Buy your tickets by sending a cheque payable to ‘Hertford, Ware and District Labour Party’ and a stamped addressed envelope to:

Catherine Henderson, 14 Broad Wood Green, Bayford, Herts, SG13 8PS 

Any questions to Graham Nickson on 07929 071 874 or email graham2800@hotmail.com

Hertford Labour are organising a comedy evening on 24 April

Hertford Constituency Labour Party are having a comedy evening for all Labour Party Members and Supporters on Sunday 24th April at 7.30pm at The Corn Exchange Hertford. The evening will...

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Kathy, our Branch Secretary, joins friends from Hertford & Stortford CLP to hand out ‘Remain in Europe’ leaflets in Hertford.

A dramatic increase in complaints to Broxbourne Council’s environmental services since a major change to waste collection procedures last October has been put down to ‘teething problems’ by the Council.  The figures, revealed by a Freedom of Information request from the Hertfordshire Mercury, suggest that the problems are far greater.  The number of complaints in the four months prior to the change was 921 but for the four months following the change this rose to a staggering 4702.  The Councillor overseeing the change, Tim Hutchings ,has said that he expects the number to reduce substantially in February and March but there is little justification for this in figures which show that the number of complaints has actually risen each month with the highest number, 1638,  being received in January.

Labour Leader Malcolm Aitken has said that he has never received so many calls about this issue as he has over the period since October and dismissed the claim that these are just teething problems. He told the Mercury ‘You always get teething problems when you run something new but I am afraid that this was more than teething problems’.

This is disturbing on a number of levels. Firstly the inconvenience and distress caused to residents by the failure to deliver a core service and secondly the amount of Council staff time taken handling complaints.  With food waste only being collected fortnightly a further problem is likely to emerge in the Spring and Summer and that is the problems caused by food rotting in bins for up to 14 days.  The Council must have their fingers crossed that we don’t have a ‘barbecue summer’.

Local Elections - 3 May 2018

A dramatic increase in complaints to Broxbourne Council’s environmental services since a major change to waste collection procedures last October has been put down to ‘teething problems’ by the Council. ...

The text of the letter which was published in full in the Mercury on 18 February is here:

‘As secretary of Broxbourne Constituency Labour Party I am writing in response to the letter from Brent Cheetham in your January 14 edition. Mr Cheetham has clearly not realised what has happened to the Labour Party since we lost the May 2015 election. Even in Broxbourne, supposedly one of the safest Tory seats in the country Labour Party membership has more than doubled since the General Election. Many of the new members joined immediately after the election, but a whole lot more after Jeremy Corbyn became leader of the Labour Party.

This sincere, popular, moderate and respected leader has the potential to become Prime Minister in 2020. Yes, moderate – read what he actually says, not what Rupert Murdoch’s press wants you to believe.  Our meetings are now attended by four times as many members as used to attend, and our new members are of all ages and from all walks of life but they have one thing in common – they are intelligent, active and fed up with the Tory Party, who have now taken off their gloves and are started showing why they are sometimes called the “Nasty Party”. Our members, new and old, are determined to gain votes from the Tories at the council election in May this year, and then in the General Election. Our website is thriving, see  www.broxbournelabour.org.uk.

Have look in the Mercury in which Mr Cheetham’s letter appeared – you will see that Malcolm Aitken, Leader of the Labour Group on Broxbourne Borough Council, is right there speaking up for working people, homeless people, disabled people, people who are threatened with redundancy, all the people that this cynical Government pretends to care about but clearly does not.

Was Cheetham in the council chamber when the mayor rebuked Labour councillor Neil Harvey for “bringing politics into the council chamber”? The Tory council would obviously rather not be reminded that their Government’s policies are having negative effects locally even in this prosperous area. And it’s going to get much worse’

Have no fear, Mr Cheetham, democracy is alive and well in the Broxbourne constituency in the form of the Labour Party’

Kathy, our Party Secretary, has letter published in the Hertfordshire Mercury

The text of the letter which was published in full in the Mercury on 18 February is here: ‘As secretary of Broxbourne Constituency Labour Party I am writing in response...

On 22 February Kathy our Branch Secretary and Nick our EU Referendum Champion attended an East of England Labour meeting in Harlow on ‘Labour In for Britain’ with East Of England MEP Richard Howitt.   Kathy and Richard are in the picture but Nick is out of shot.Howitt_Harlow.jpg

Kathy and Nick attend ’Labour In’ briefing

On 22 February Kathy our Branch Secretary and Nick our EU Referendum Champion attended an East of England Labour meeting in Harlow on ‘Labour In for Britain’ with East Of...

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