Our talented colleagues not only work tirelessly for MPC but a lot of us are also active Councillors for different parties. We’ve asked a selection of our councillors what the word on the door-step is ahead of the local elections in May.
Previous proposals to address the complex problems faced by Britain’s seaside towns have hit the rocks, and it will inevitably be a tough ask to reverse the issues caused by a sustained period of under investment.
The City Leap Energy Partnership, which Deputy Mayor Cllr Craig Cheney said would “change the life of Bristolians”, seeks private-sector investment to scale up sustainable energy delivery in order to make the city carbon neutral by 2030 (a target that has been revised from 2050 to meet the challenges Bristol faces).
‘Door-knocking’, commonly known as canvassing, is a tried and tested method of talking to people on their doorstep. Traditionally used by political parties, the aim ultimately being to identify supporters for turning out at elections.
In February, the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) announced the results of its first Housing Delivery Test, which assessed whether local authorities across the country were delivering enough homes to meet demand.
Party members of all political colours and political anoraks alike would have looked on feeling a mixture of excitement, disappointment and confusion on Monday morning at the ‘Gang of 7’ or as they were known on social media, the #LabourSplitters, announced their resignation from the Labour party and the formation of the new Independent Group.
Housing Minister Kit Malthouse MP recently visited Bristol to provide advice to members of the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) and discuss how central government can provide further support for new homes in the region, and help deliver the Minister’s mantra of “more, better, faster”.
In November 2018 Metropolitan and Thames Valley Housing (MTVH), with MPC as its communication advisor, became the first Housing Association to successfully navigate an estate regeneration ballot held under the new guidelines introduced by Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan.
This week the review Chaired by the Rt Hon Nick Raynsford published its full report looking at the issues which need to be tackled in order to create the planning system that England will need from 2020 onwards.