local issues for voters in Burnham and Highbridge revealed
about jobs, parking and over-development are among the top local
issues for voters in Burnham and Highbridge as voters go to the
polls this week.
out on doorsteps in the two towns say voters have been airing
a number of local concerns in addition to national issues such
as the economy and NHS.
Lynham, pictured below, who is an independent candidate
in the Highbridge & Burnham Marine ward, said: "Over
development of the town with so many new flats and houses, and
the lack of infrastructure to support them, keeps being mentioned
people want to see more affordable bungalows, but they want more
doctors surgeries and schools here too - the existing facilities
are struggling to keep up with demand and with 550 more new homes
planned for the Brue Farm site in Highbridge we could see the
town grow by another 2,000 people in coming years. The availability
of more jobs is another top local concern."
Lib Dem Burnham candidate Kate Lawson added: "Parking issues
are one of the main concerns for residents in the centre of Burnham.
Some want to see extra parking spaces made available, while others
are keen for pedestrianisation to be introduced in the town centre.
National issues, such as housing shortages and low pay, are also
issues for voters here."
Clarke, a Conservative Burnham
candidate, added: "Concern about traffic speeds in the town
centre, especially around Oxford Street, have been mentioned several
times as a local local issue. Residents want to see more measures
to slow motorists' speed down and make it safer."
chanages to the High Street are also another top issue mentioned
by residents and it's clear that the changes need to be sorted
out for the benefit and satisfaction of businesses and residents."
district and town council elections will be held on Thursday May
7th at the same time as the General Election.
the full list of local election candidates across the Burnham