Robert Spivey to fight cuts in Sudbury
The financial crash in 2008 has led to 10 years of financial cuts bit-by-bit. The pandemic is going to continue this trend with the Tories making cuts where they think they will get away with it. We must make sure they properly fund our services.
The County Council is responsible for all social care in the County. My experience at the Citizens Advice Bureau shows me how they are attempting to cut funding - including to the Citizens Advice. Moving the advice centre to the library and moving a lot of it online is a cost cutting measure. The pandemic will increase the need for these services and I will fight to get the funding for them.
All highways issues are the responsibility of the County and yet the roads in Sudbury are in a poor state of repair. The proposal to build 1,200 houses in Chilton Woods will bring with it the need to improve a creaking road structure in Sudbury - what are the County's proposals to do this? The pollution in Cross St has been too high for too long but there have been no solutions to these problems - I will work to get solutions.
There are massive changes happening to retail in the country and to Sudbury in particular. We need plans from both Babergh and Suffolk County Council as to how they can help.