Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Time to get tough on anti-social behaviour and dereliction

I spoke with the Council this week about greater use of HHSRS legislation against excessively cold houses.

I needn't have bothered. Councillor Clare Pritchard was demonstrating why a Labour Council is on ordinary people's side. She has instructed officers to use HHSRS powers more frequently.

Sent from mobile.One of the priorities for the Labour Party nationally is responsibility. Ed Milibands recent speech talked of a Britain people were yearning for. One based not just on fairness, but on responsibility.

Locally, the Hyndburn Labour Group has pushed a responsibility agenda. Under my tenure as opposition leader Hyndburn went from a failing Council to a moderate Council.

Frank Field in this weeks Inside Housing highlights legislation sitting on the statute books that would be helpful: in this case anti social behaviour.