The results of a survey conducted by the West Berkshire and Newbury Liberal Democrats have highlighted Conservative failures at both a national and local level.
In particular, the survey highlighted:
- 24% of respondents felt that litter and fly-tipping were the biggest issue facing the local area, with a further 21% believing it to be speeding traffic.
- 64% of respondents felt there were maintenance issues such as potholes that needed tackling.
- 37% of respondents gave the Conservative Government a 0 out of 4 rating for their handling of the Coronavirus crisis, with a further 25% rating their performance 1 out of 4.
- 56% of respondents believed the Council should prioritise providing more social support, while a further 39% believed the Council should prioritise more road and pavement repairs.
For those yet to take the survey, it is still possible to do so here: www.wbld.org.uk/your-views
Lee Dillon, leader of the Liberal Democrat Group on West Berkshire Council, said:
"These results only highlight what Liberal Democrat councillors already know; mismanagement from the Conservatives at both a national and local level has failed to address the issues that residents of West Berkshire find most important.
We do what we can in our wards, and where we run Town Councils, to combat the result of this mismanagement, but what we really need is a government and a West Berkshire Council administration that shares residents' priorities.
In May 2021, the residents of Clay Hill will have the chance to elect a hard working Liberal Democrat to replace the Tory councillor who was kicked off Newbury Town Council for not turning up. They deserve a Councillor who will fight to champion the issues that matter the most to them."