I am writing to express my disgust at the Labour Group leader Bill Stephenson's audacity in attacking the Conservative council as he does in a letter.
I would like to remind everybody of the following facts:
* It was Bill's Labour Group that nearly bankrupted Harrow Council. Two years on, the Conservative administration has turned the loss into a working surplus.
**It was Bill's Labour Group that neglected street cleaning in their first administration, 1998-2002, and delivered deep cuts in that area in their second term. Two years on the Conservatives are about to substantially increase the street cleaning budget and dramatically improve the efficiency and productivity of the service.
* It was Labour that ruined Harrow by approving large-scale building developments in central Harrow and gave planning permission to split numerous traditional homes into flats.Headstone South, by coincidence, Bill Stephenson's ward being the biggest culprit. It's the Conservative administration that has overturned a number of damaging policies including development around the Comfort Hotel in Bill's ward and have reversed the ridiculous decision to bring down Harrow to a split-flats council.
* It is Gareth Thomas's Labour Government supported by Labour's leader Bill Stephenson that gives Harrow the lowest rate support grant, despite the petition and Harrow Observer campaign Gareth Thomas's Government answer is to give us an even lower grant in 2009 of around 1.5per cent.