My name is Kyle Robinson and I have had the honour of serving as the Butt Lane and Clough Hall Councillor for the last 4 years. I am standing for re-election and I am asking for your support on May 22nd.
I have lived in Kidsgrove and Butt Lane all of my life and I am proud to call this town my home. During some of my school years I attended Clough Hall Technology School and I now also work at the school as a finance assistant.
Since becoming a Councillor I have been able to fight for residents young and old in the community. Some of my biggest achievements include the demolition of the old Woodshutts pub to create affordable housing, the protection of green spaces from greedy developers and successfully obtaining government funding with Joan Walley MP for a disabled friendly bridge at Kidsgrove Railway Station due to be installed between 2016-19.
More recently, I challenged Tory controlled Staffordshire County Council on their proposals to shut down youth clubs and make youth workers redundant. I have led the fight in our area to obtain £50,000 to save our local youth service as this will ensure our young people have somewhere to feel safe in the evenings and not on our streets. I like to remind Councillors and decision makers that young people are our future.
For the last four years I have chaired the Butt Lane Locality Action Partnership. The group works with the local police, health services and other partners to reduce anti-social behaviour in Butt Lane, Clough Hall and Kidsgrove. We continue to work with Staffordshire Police to improve the Police presence in our area.
For the last 3 years I have served as Kidsgrove Mayor and Deputy. This has included the day to day running of Kidsgrove Town Council, delivering a council tax freeze for a fifth year in a row. I have also helped to raise over £15,000 for charities including the Motor Neurone Disease Association, The Alzheimer’s Society, Staffordshire SANDS, Douglas Macmillan Hospice and many other localised charities.
I have always had a strong belief that we should always give something back in life and I want to carry on representing you in the most dedicated fashion. I am not seeking a second term to do small things.
As the local candidate, I know some of the main issues affecting the area include dog fouling, litter, speeding traffic, parking and the cost of living. As your Labour Councillor, I will continue to fight Government cuts whilst solving these issues for all of us.
You can help by voting Robinson on Thursday 22nd May. Please use your vote for Labour.
Butt Lane and Clough Hall’s Labour candidate
Residents will be celebrating the news that the Rotary Club Bonfire at Clough Hall Park will go ahead. The event that will be held on Saturday 2nd November 2013 will be run by the Rotary club like it has been for the last 40 years. Health and Safety has been scrutinised by Staffordshire Police, Staffordshire Fire and Rescue and Newcastle Borough Council.
Following a short meeting in the Clough Hall Park Pavillion Ralph Rhodes and members of the Rotary set out their plans to ensure the event is safe and enjoyable for all. Several items were discussed including the layout of fireworks, bad weather contingency, bonfire materials, bonfire lighting and extinguishing, location of firework zone, policing and stewarding, risk assessments, barriers, lighting, tannoy and communications, first aid, toilets and event briefing.
This charity event will go ahead but will cost more due to the increasing demand to comply with red tape put in place by the authorities and the National Health and Safety Executive. I hope you can attend and support this fantastic event all for charity. The Rotary club of Kidsgrove have worked extremely hard to deliver this popular event and public support will be welcomed.