Oct 062017
 
Theresa May's social housing pledge isn't enough

In her disastrous Conservative Party Conference speech, Theresa May announced the government would fund an extra 5000 homes for social rent every year. This is a drop in the ocean compared to the dire need for more affordable homes across the country. In St Albans alone there are almost 800 families on the council housing [Read more…]

Oct 062017
 

New figures have revealed over ten thousand people in St Albans district are struggling with debt. The independent Money Advice Service estimates that one in nine St Albans adults find monthly bills a heavy burden or have missed three or more bill payments in 6 months. Seperately, figures released by the Guardian show that consumer [Read more…]

Sep 222017
 
Local residents raise concerns about bus idling

Local residents have raised concerns about buses leaving their engines running at bus stops in central St Albans. Idling buses release both CO2 (a greenhouse gas) and Nitrogen Dioxide (which increases the risk of respiratory disease). St Albans District Council recently ran a campaign encouraging car drivers to avoid idling, noting the adverse effects of [Read more…]

Aug 312017
 

New figures have shown that 16333 workers in St Albans district would benefit from Labour’s plan to increase the minimum wage to £10 an hour. This comes as higher inflation begins to bite and after almost a decade with no real wage growth. The minimum wage was introduced by the last Labour govenment to combat [Read more…]

Aug 292017
 
Impact of Fixed Odds Betting Terminals on St Albans revealed

Research by the Campaign for Fairer Gambling has shown the impact of Fixed Odds Betting Terminals on people in St Albans. These machines differ from traditional fruit machines found in pubs by allowing £100 to be gambled on a single spin. In the last 8 years it’s estimated that £11.6m was lost in St Albans [Read more…]

May 172017
 
Kerry Pollard election launch

Kerry Pollard launched his election campaign on Sunday. Tweet

Apr 192017
 
Labour off to a flying start in election campaign

St Albans Labour Party has welcomed the opportunity to fight a general election on June 8th and has already begun work, with teams from the party canvassing across the parliamentary constituency just hours after the Prime Minister made her announcement in Downing Street. The Alma Road based party, who came second in 2015 and held [Read more…]

Mar 142017
 
Hospital ward closures protest

Labour Councillors and members of St Albans Labour party talking to the public about the sudden closure of two wards at St Albans City Hospital.      Cllr Dreda Gordon Cllr Ian Grant and other supporters at the recent street stall Cllr Roma Mills encouraging residents to sign a petition in protest at ward closures [Read more…]

Feb 232017
 
Keir Starmer on Brexit - a Public Meeting in St Albans

Kier Starmer will be attending a public meeting in St Albans on 14th March at St Pauls Church, Blanford Road.  Organised by St Albans Labour Party and St Albans Stronger Together In the referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union 63% of the St Albans voting area voted to remain. As the Notification [Read more…]

Jan 222017
 
ROMA MILLS TO PUT RAIL COMPANIES ON THE SPOT AT INQUIRY

Batchwood councillor Roma Mills will lead an inquiry into rail services between London and St Albans at a key council Scrutiny Committee on Thursday February 2nd. Representatives of Govia and Network Rail will be appearing at the meeting to answer questions about the Thameslink service from Rail Users groups and members of the public. Roma [Read more…]