Reform Suffolk Campaign Leaflet

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    A text based version of the attached leaflet.

    VOTE Lynn Turner

    Lynn is an Ipswich person, born and bred.

    An active member of the local business community, Lynn runs her own retail outlet in the Saints and in the past has worked as a dance teacher, window dresser and in newspaper PR.

    Lynn helped to raise funds to build the Jerwood DanceHouse and is a voluntary Town Pastor, passionate about singing the praises of Ipswich, lobbying for change and enabling local people to improve their lives.

    VOTE Mark Ling

    Mark was born in Ipswich, and has lived in Rushmere St. Andrew for over a decade. He has led and guided successful campaigns to regenerate Broomhill Pool and Library.

    A former shipping line executive and a graduate of the Institute of Export, Mark has experienced working in USA and Europe. Now he is a professional logistics agent.

    Mark’s campaigns have won better regional coverage for Ipswich and Suffolk on BBC Look East, as well as improvements in representation for Orwell (greater Ipswich and Felixstowe) region on the NEW Anglia LEP.

    VOTE Linda Sharp

    Linda is a former legal executive and garden designer, having started her working life as a professional ballet dancer. She worked in family law and litigation for 11 years and then retrained in horticulture and garden design, running her own business for 15 years.

    Born and educated in Greater London, Linda moved to Orwell area 30 years ago and has been a Parish Councillor for Levington Village.

    Linda recently returned to her first love, dancing, and now teaches classes in Nia Technique at Dance East on Ipswich Waterfront.

    OUR PROPOSALS

    We are calling for a Shared Service Group, to deliver all county and district services. This single service provider will bring efficiencies by being more accountable and reducing duplication (currently one County Council plus seven Districts, each with conflicting political priorities, delivers overlapping services).

    The Shared Service Group would report to three equal-sized super-authorities; East Suffolk, West Suffolk and Orwell (i.e. Greater Ipswich to Felixstowe region). Each would serve around 250,000 people, uniting areas with historic ties and shared needs.

    Vote for fairer, permanent representation. Vote for Suffolk Reform Campaign’s independent candidates in the May elections.

    OUR MANIFESTO

    Why Reform Suffolk Campaign?

    Not a single County Council cabinet member lives in the “Orwell” region, between Felixstowe and Greater Ipswich (e.g. Kesgrave, Rushmere, Martlesham and villages surrounding this important economic hub). These Councillors make the decisions and allocate budgets that impact on you, your neighbourhood, your job, your business. It’s time for local accountability; it’s time they worked for you!

    Approximately one third of Suffolk’s population and more than 60% of its economic output rely on the people, businesses and infrastructure within the Ipswich, Kesgrave, Rushmere, Martlesham, Trimley and Felixstowe area (what we’re calling the “Orwell” region).

    Reform Suffolk Campaign has ambitious plans for the Orwell region but is not a political party. It’s a campaign, led by local people who want the Orwell region to gain permanent, proportionate and accountable representation at County level.

    We want a proper voice to influence important local authority decisions and spending. Things that impact on you, including highways, transport, housing, planning, health care, environmental and social services, education and childcare.

    • A greater say at County level for the Greater Ipswich to Felixstowe (“Orwell”) region.

    • Decisions made by and for local people.

    • Joined up thinking in the delivery of county-wide local authority services.

    • A northern by-pass to ease congestion when Orwell Bridge and Stoke Bridge are at full capacity in Ipswich.

    • Better investment in transport and roads infrastructure for edge-of-town new housing and retail developments.

    • An improved local government structure that represents and benefits ALL in Suffolk.

    This isn’t a political advert and as such certain parts of the leaflet aren’t included in the above text summary.

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    thanks, i feel sorry for them, a lot of works has gone into getting this off the ground for the local elections which have now been totally overshadowed by the other thing.>!

    very angry now, don't like inappropriate censorship,

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