AMBITIOUS PLAN LAUNCHED TO UNLOCK
Monday 13th MARCH 2023
An ambitious plan to unlock Thetford’s potential was launched this weekend (Saturday 11th March 2023).
The Thetford Labour Team consists of local Councillors, candidates and party members from across Thetford. Over the past 12 months they have been speaking with residents across the town through fortnightly door knocking sessions, councillor surgeries, regular litter picks and more. Those hundreds of conversations have led to the creation of a document that maps out what Labour Councillors would do locally, if elected at the local council elections in May.
Councillor Terry Jermy, Leader of Breckland Labour Group said; “As a group of candidates we decided very early on that we didn’t want to simply be a box on a ballot paper where people could just routinely vote Labour or provide a space to just vote against the Conservatives. We want to offer a bold, positive vision for Thetford and give people something to vote for. Our manifesto is the product of many conversations over the past few months and responds to the discussions we had with local people about their priorities. It is clear that people are frustrated with the slow pace of change, inaction, and poor decision making. Instead, Labour will strive to see Thetford’s potential realised.”
Attending the launch on Saturday which took place at the Bell Hotel in Thetford, Labour MP for Luton South and Shadow Veteran Affairs Minister Rachel Hopkins said; “I am so pleased to see how the Labour Team in Thetford has grown, with more councillors than ever before. May’s local council elections represent a chance to build that team even further. Labour councillors are hard-working and rooted in their community. In the council chamber they are talking about the issues that matter to local people whether that be housing, jobs, anti-social behaviour, the NHS and the climate emergency. Their manifesto sets out what they would do if people give them their vote this year”.
The manifesto includes sections on how Labour would create a Thetford to be proud of, recognising that the river corridor should be the jewel in the crown, support for local groups including funding for the Citizens Advice service, the creation of a new Community Warden team to help with tidying up residential areas and proposals for a Town Centre fit for the 21st century with investment where needed.
The full 12-page manifesto document is available online at:
Picture taken by Martin Alan