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Conservative manifesto for East Herts district and Bishop's Stortford town council elections

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A Conservative-run Bishop’s Stortford Town Council and East Herts Council will continue to invest millions of pounds in Bishop’s Stortford to help ensure that we make a great place to live even better.

Your local Conservatives are committed to an exciting new regeneration scheme at Old River Lane that will create a vibrant new space and bring new facilities, including a state of the art theatre complex, studio space and library to the town enhancing the town’s existing cultural offering.

We will also invest in a new leisure centre at Grange Paddocks. There will be new swimming pools, studios, a large gym and a 3G astro pitch. This will bring much-needed substantial investment to promote health and wellbeing in the town.

Significant lottery funding of nearly £2 million has been secured to invest in Castle Park. The project will include conservation works for Waytemore Castle, a new crossing of the river Stort and an extension to the skate park.

The town council has also invested in new public toilets for Market Square.

The Conservative-run town council is launching a new ‘Stride and Ride’ commuter bus service to take commuters between Thorley Sainsbury’s and the railway station. This will cut parking costs for users and help take cars off the road. We are committed to supporting this scheme as a measure to help reduce congestion and tackle air pollution.

The town council has worked hard to reinvigorate the town’s market by holding popular events such as the Christmas Fayre, monthly farmers’ markets and the summer carnival. Over the next four years we will continue to work hard to invest in the town’s events and markets.

Your local Conservatives are committed to delivering value for money. Your Conservative-run town council has cut its precept by 10% since 2008, and at just £68.69 your town council charges less council tax than the other towns in East Hertfordshire.

Conservative-run East Herts is committed to providing more affordable homes. Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government figures show that East Herts recorded the second highest increase in affordable housing across Hertfordshire between 2012-2017.

A Conservative-run council is committed to doing what it can to increase the number of affordable homes across the district.

To support investment in our town to help make a great place to live even better, vote Conservative on May 2: a record of action and the promise of more.

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