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Tories have failed on Brexit and are failing the town say Redditch UKIP

Correspondent 27th Apr, 2019

UKIP is contesting nine out of the ten wards this year as the borough elections loom on Thursday, May 2.

Members says the Eastern Gateway is a big issue for residents in Winyates Green and if elected they are committed to ensuring local views are heard not only in Redditch but also at Bromsgrove and Stratford-upon-Avon district councils.

“We do not agree with the current proposal to build a huge single warehouse on the northern parcel of land,” said party spokesman Paul Swansborough.

“It simply won’t deliver the high quality jobs that Redditch is looking for.”

He added that having failed to deliver Brexit the Conservatives had also proven they’re not fit for office in Redditch.

“Rubicon Leisure is a complete disaster and is not delivering the savings the council needs to make,” he added.

“The investment promised for the Palace Theatre hasn’t transpired, management overheads have increased while appointing the previous head of leisure services as managing director was a fundamental flaw.”

The party says the regeneration of Redditch town centre is a top priority and they have plans to create a new leisure complex on the far side of Church Green and build a new train station in partnership with the County Council.

It says it is also committed to retaining the two district centres in Matchborough and Winyates.

“Protection of the Green Belt is high on our agenda, particularly in areas such as Winyates Green and Webheath,” said Mr Swansborough.

“UKIP will work hard with residents and developers to mitigate the impact on the environment and ensure complete transparency throughout the process.”

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