A SCHEME which gives homeless young people supported lodgings is urgently looking for more Bolton householders to get involved.
It's fantastic that there are groups such as BYPHS and the families that take in young people like Amy who have ended up homeless. But more can and should be done by the Council to ensure no-one in Bolton finds themselves sleeping on the streets. Our recent budget amendment would have seen an extra £0.5 million invested in providing accommodation, support and skills for the homeless. Your council leader and his colleagues said "NO!".
This translates directly into the work we are doing within Bolton, campaigning for a more open, honest and accountable local council. Most recently we have been the only political party with councillors in the Town Hall campaigning against proposed fracking in Horwich, Westhoughton and surrounding areas. We are the only party pushing proposals to cut the number of councillors from three per ward to two per ward - saving more than £300,000 a year and making the council more accountable than ever. We are fighting for more public consultation on controversial plans - such as the recent decision to pour £3million into the short-sighted Newport Street revamp - and are pushing to allow more public scrutiny within all meetings.
If, like Bolton Liberal Democrats, you believe that you need to have a council that LISTENS to what you have to say; UNDERSTANDS the need for long-term investment to solve the problems within the town rather than short-term 'people pleasing'; and CHAMPIONS ALL communities within the town, bringing us closer together rather then encouraging divisions; then join us.
It's time we all worked together to #TakeBackOurTown