Travellers have left

Travellers have left

Travellers have gone but improved defences are needed.

Basingstoke Council is a very wealthy Council but makes unfair decisions when it comes to spending money. This Tory administration thinks nothing of giving massive handouts to big businesses that don’t need it but cuts back on services and work that would benefit residents. Millions are given to American property companies to build hotels or to subsidise offices and the Council intends to spend £35 on buying commercial property to rent. But in Brighton Hill we have to fight for everything. We had to fight for our buses and Labour are still fighting for more defences to stop illegal traveller encampments.

Travellers Return

Travellers Return

Travellers return

There is a new illegal encampment of travellers in Gershwin Road arrived today

 I have been to the site and reported it in. The Council officers are taking the relevant emergency action, and I will do my best to keep everyone updated.

One good thing though, the new defences put in place as a result of your Labour Councillors actions has prevented them accessing the park. Setting up by the side of the road is not so comfortable for them and the Police should be more inclined to move them on.


Cllr Kim Taylor

Cllr Kim Taylor

Brighton Hill Labour Councillor

Sullivan Road Crossing

Sullivan Road Crossing

Road Safety Concerns

Many residents have told us how concerned they are about road safety on Sullivan Road near the Brighton Hill medical centre and shops.

The road is very busy with fast traffic and the sight lines are poor with stationary buses and a blind corner.

There are high numbers of vulnerable people crossing the road to access medical facilities, children and young people cross to access two local schools and there is significant footfall to local shops.

When buses are stationary cars cannot see pedestrians crossing. Many of you have told us about “near miss” accidents you have seen.

As your local Labour Councillors we believe it’s time to take action now before there is a fatal accident. Please help us campaign on this issue by signing our petition below.

Do not wait until a child is injured or worse before helping our fight to improve road safety here.

We would also like to see a reassessment of the need for a school crossing patrol for Chalk Ridge School.

The school lost its lollipop man a while ago and has not been replaced by the Hampshire County Council to save money. Hampshire is following the national trend of school patrols  – over 25% have been lost nationwide already.

We understand the need to save money, but saving children’s lives comes first. Lets have a proper crossing near the school.

Number 12 Bus – We won

Number 12 Bus – We won

Brighton Hill keeps number 12 bus – another Labour success

In October 2018 your Brighton Hill Councillors presented a petition signed by over 800 Brighton Hill residents to the Hampshire County Council protesting the planned axing of the Brighton Hill Number 12 bus service.

After receiving the petition, the County Council confirmed in writing on 21st November they would keep the Brighton Hill elements of the Number 12 bus service.

We did this because you told us how important the bus was to get to the shops and work.

Decision letter from Hampshire County Council

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Labour fights to save our buses – Torys vote against

Labour will keep on fighting for improved public transport in Basingstoke. Labour Councillors recently proposed a motion at Council to challenge Hampshire County Council over Stagecoaches’ performance and to bring control of the service back to Basingstoke.

You can see the motion, and which Tory Councillors voted against it at 

No 12 Bus Petition

No 12 Bus Petition

Brighton Hill No 12 Bus Petition

Hampshire County Council will soon decide on the fate of the number 12 Brighton Hill bus as they make even more austerity cuts to balance their budget.

Your Labour councillors have been making the case for keeping this essential bus, as you have told us how important it is to get to the shops and to work.

That’s why we have been busy collecting signatures for our “save the number 12 bus” campaign to present to the Hampshire county council.

Hampshire County Council Labour Group Leader Mike Westbrook, is pictured above receiving the petition from your Labour Brighton Hill councillors.

Councillor Kim Taylor  has acted as the lead petitioner, and you can see the letter from the Hampshire County Council acknowledging receipt of the petition.

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