The Bromley Council needs to do better at representing and speaking to Bromley residents. We believe democracy and representation is a process which continues beyond election day. The views of local people are important: it is you who has to live with the decisions made by the council.
Decisions should be made with local residents in an open and transparent way. Out-of-touch Tory councillors have demonstrated the views of local residents aren't important to them:
- Disregard for concerns over changes to Albemarle Road, consulting after-the-fact and ignoring local views.
- Ignoring concerns over unsafe streets.
- Spin and no substance over their plans for green spaces and air quality.
- Slow response to the flammable cladding crisis and refusal to exempt these zero-value properties from council tax
The feet-dragging in making meetings available and accessible at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic is a showcase of the councillors' priorities. The Lib Dem led Richmond council had public, virtual meetings up and running within a month of lockdown. Councillors have since ended virtual meetings, making them less accessible to residents.
Bromley Liberal Democrat councillors will stand up for local residents. We are on your side, will listen and will take action.
Vote Liberal Democrat for a voice that listens, consults, acts and takes sensible action.