Answer to Clegg’s claims

You have increased VAT which rich and poor alike pay

You have increased the income of higher earners by £42,000 a year

You have done nothing for those earning too little to pay income tax

You have cut the deficit by a quarter but increased borrowing by £50billion

You have reduced tax credits for working families and are forcing low paid workers out of their houses

You have helped to destroy the NHS

Your Answer – you have been well and truly beaten in all recent by-elections

Mayor of Beverley, Margaret Pinder, to chair public meeting on ERYC plans

Labour Mayor of Beverley, Councillor Margaret Pinder, is to chair a public meeting called by Beverley Civic Society to allow residents of Beverley and Molescroft to air their disquiet about East Riding Council plans and proposals for developments at Longcroft, Grovehill, and Saturday Market among others. Councillor Pinder will be placing a motion before an ExtraOrdinary Meeting of the council next Wednesday, 5 December, asking the council to give practical support to the faciitation of the meeting which will be held at Toll Gavel Methodist Church between 6.00 pm and 8.00 pm on the 7th December.

Beverley councillors concerned over future of Grovehill

Beverley town councillors have expressed serious concerns about the decision of East Riding Council’s Cabinet to sell the Grovehill site to the highest bidder rather than considering the best use of this last piece of land available for significant development within Beverley. They passed a motion at Full Council on 19 November 2012 expressing these concerns together with a call for the land to be used either for social and affordable housing, a science park and/or light industrial unis. Labour councillors also highlighted the potential problems for traffic in the area if the proposed closure of Holmechurch Lane goes ahead.