21 April 2010
Under Performing Local Councillors

At this year's local elections voters in Slough's Cippenham Meadows ward should ask if their existing Labour councillor Nimrit Chohan who is seeking re-election is a good, effective councillor who helps local people.

Mr Chohan's official casework totals for the last 4 years are 1, none, none and 1 making a total of 2.

In Cippenham Green ward, independent candidate Geoff Howard, formerly a member of Labour, Conservatives, UKIP and Jury Parties, is also standing for MP in the Buckingham constituency of House of Commons speaker John Bercoe.

Over in Britwell, IBR Cllr John Finn seeking re-election has casework totals for the last 4 years of 1, 3, 3, 1 making a large total of 8 for the last 4 years. When I was a councillor on Britwell my average was 600 a year.

Observed at council meetings, Mr Finn rarely speaks and doodles on reports rather than reading them.

My policy is to stop, with the residents' help, Labour building on Kennedy Park. Win or loose this election Kennedy Park is on my agenda even if it upsets Labour's deputy leader James Swindlehurst who sold-off 38 council garages and the children's park in Upper Lees Road, Britwell, to a property developer for the grand total of just One Pound.

I wonder how many Britwell people know that selling-off the garages, and forcing more cars on to Britwell's already overcrowded streets was a policy invented by the IBR when they were running Slough Council between 2004 and 2008. I think this IBR policy is bonkers because the residents need secure off-street parking at a maximum price of £5 per week.

Paul Janik
The Slough Party.