Harold Hill Independent Party launches manifesto for election

PUBLISHED: 17:00 04 April 2018

Harold Hill Independent Party members Chris Cooper, Sam Brown, Philip Hyde, party leader Lorraine Moss and Jan Sargent.

Harold Hill Independent Party members Chris Cooper, Sam Brown, Philip Hyde, party leader Lorraine Moss and Jan Sargent.

Lorraine Moss

An independent party which formed last year has released its manifesto for the up and coming election.

The Harold Hill Independent Party has today outlined its aims and ambitions if residents were to get behind and support its campaign.

As part of its manifesto, members want to give residents and business owners in the Gooshay and Heaton wards, a “clear voice” when dealing with the council and to ensure that its officers work with all sections of the community.

Other promises made include campaigning against overdevelopment in the borough, to protect the environment and wildlife, especially in areas such as Harold Hill and Noak Hill and to work with residents on issues like parking and road safety.

Another issue that the party wishes to deal with is that of Houses of Multiple Occupancy (HMOs), highlighting any problems with living conditions and ensuring private landlords follow the terms and conditions set out by the Private Landlord Licensing Scheme.

Members of the party were convinced to start the group following their successes of protesting against a solar farm being built in Dagnam Park and campaigning against a private developer’s plan for a multi-faith cemetery in Colchester Road.

The party’s logo represents the deer, The Manor and how much parks, nature reserves, green and open spaces mean to residents in the area.

Leader of the Harold Hill Independent Party Lorraine Moss said: “When Jan Sargent [another member of the group] and I were working on various campaigns, we noticed that Harold Hill seemed to lack representation and we felt that we would be the best ones to step forward.

“Our manifesto comprises of local issues that affect the residents of Harold Hill.

“It is not made up of unrealistic promises and pledges.

“We have a proven track record of success and believe that our party is the only real hope for Harold Hill and Noak Hill.”

Residents will soon be able to have their say as all London borough councillor seats will be up for grabs.

The election will take place on May 3.

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