Kidsgrove residents will no doubt notice that election time is fast approaching. Locally the elections at the moment are focused on Newcastle Borough Council and who will represent residents at Borough Council level. Kidsgrove itself is split up in to smaller wards, all which elect a Newcastle Borough Councillor to represent them. These councillors collectively come together to form Newcastle Borough Council.
Newcastle Borough Council only provides certain services that you will receive. For example Newcastle Borough Council manages waste collection, street cleaning, pest control, leisure and recreation … etc. however it does not maintain the highways or grit the roads in winter. Just like education, this responsibility falls to Staffordshire County Council.
As these are local elections, national issues should not be considered when voting. Residents should be concerned at who is going to do what to improve the ward that they live in, national politics is dealt with through your MP.
Kidsgrove residents are probably know very little about many of the candidates standing in the Newcastle Borough Council elections. As a result we decided to put together some key questions for all candidates to answer.
Many of the candidates probably read this website, however we have emailed these questions locally to their listed party. Hopefully they will choose to answer these questions, when they do, we will share them online with the most important people – you! If they choose not to reply, then that tells you how much they care about the local area.
All candidates please send your responses to these questions back to me, along with a photo of yourself (if possible).