Don’t forget to come and say hello on Toll Gavel between ten and twelve!
Thanks to everyone who came and made our street stall the success it was! Hundreds signed the Living Wage petition, please comment to have your name added. Our poll closed with 13 votes all in favour of the Living Wage.
At our stall we also heard the public’s views on George Osbourne’s Autumn Statement, which many were very angry about (and quite rightly so).
Don’t forget our street stall and councillor surgery this Saturday!
Do you support the principle of a Living Wage?
This is the question Beverley Labour Party will be asking Christmas shoppers at our next street stall on Saturday 8th December. We believe that individuals and the wider society would benefit is nobody had to work for less than £7.45 an hour. Both York and Selby councils have adopted this principle but the East Riding Council hasn’t.
Tell us what you think between 10am and 12 noon outside Wilkinsons, Toll Gavel, on the 8th December. We look forward to seeing you there!
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.