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Conservative shock at disorder and drugs notices
Conservative shock at disorder and drugs notices
Thursday 26th July 2007 (Andrew Griffiths)
Local Conservatives have expressed their shock at new figures which reveal a doubling of the number of penalty notices for disorder issued across Staffordshire. In figures released by the Government this week, the number of disorder notices issued by Police has shot up from 1450 in 2004 to 3209 in 2006. Andrew Griffiths, Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Burton and Uttoxeter said: "I am very concerned by...
Conservative backs tough action on graffiti louts
Conservative backs tough action on graffiti louts
Wednesday 25th July 2007 (Andrew Griffiths)
Andrew Griffiths, Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Burton and Uttoxeter gave his backing to plans that would see people who commit acts of graffiti being required to clean up after themselves. The Criminal Damage (Graffiti) Bill, presented to Parliament by Conservatives today would make it compulsory for people caught creating graffiti to clean it up and meet the victim whose property they have vandalised. An...
Royal Mail pricing proposals set to hit rural Uttoxeter the hardest
Royal Mail pricing proposals set to hit rural Uttoxeter the hardest
Tuesday 24th July 2007 (Andrew Griffiths)
Conservative Parlimentary candidate Andrew Griffiths, has criticised a Royal Mail plan to charge large postal customers higher prices for delivering bulk mail in rural areas. A number of postcode sectors in Uttoxeter are in the area the Royal Mail considers the most rural, and will attract the biggest surcharges. Under the proposal from the Royal Mail prices are set to increase by over 10.2% for bulk mail deliveries...
Burton and Uttoxeter burglary rate unacceptable say Conservatives
Burton and Uttoxeter burglary rate unacceptable say Conservatives
Sunday 22nd July 2007 (Andrew Griffiths)
Burton and Uttoxeter’s Conservative Parliamentary Candidate has called for urgent action to tackle the large increase in robberies and burglaries across in East Staffordshire. The comments came as new local crime statistics published by the Government showed 434 burglaries across East Staffordshire in the last 12 months. Conservative Parliamentary Candidate Andrew Griffiths said, “The number of burglaries has...
Conservatives call for help for First Time Buyers
Conservatives call for help for First Time Buyers
Monday 16th July 2007 (Andrew Griffiths)
Andrew Griffiths, Conservative Parliamentary Candidate in Burton and Uttoxeter lent his support for measures to build more homes on genuine brownfield land, but said that necessary infrastructure (like schools, hospitals, roads, public transport, water supplies) were essential, and environmental protection like the Green Belt must be maintained. Andrew was also critical of hikes to stamp duty under Labour and cuts to...
No cash for East Staffs to clean up after the public smoking ban
No cash for East Staffs to clean up after the public smoking ban
Wednesday 11th July 2007 (Andrew Griffiths)
East Staffs Council will receive no extra money to clean the streets of Burton and Uttoxeter following the public smoking ban according to Conservative Parliamentary spokesman Andrew Griffiths. The news comes as Government ministers have admitted that East Staffs Council are facing higher costs of street cleaning - and could be forced to hand out £80 fines or else hike up council tax as a result. Based on the...

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