“There is no plan and no change” – This is what Alex Warren, Liberal Democrat campaigner, has to say about the current situation in Salford.
Alex Warren is shocked at the amount of litter and rubbish in Salford Quays and says not enough is being done about local crime either. The Liberal Democrat campaign this year is to #CleanUpTheQuays. They want to create local nature reserves, working with local charities and community groups to improve Salford.
Alex Warren is standing in the local elections alongside Alex Wynne and Bryn Coombe. There is no plan and no change from the current Council at all. The candidates believe that communities in Greater Manchester are not represented or listened to. They want to change that.
They have 3 aims ahead of the local elections on May 6th:
1. Clean up the Quays: Liberal Democrats want to create a nature reserves in spaces all over Salford. This is so that we nurture the nature that exists already and work hard to improve the waterside for people out walking and exercising. The team will work with the Council, charities, and community groups to run regular cleans ups and get more money spent on our green spaces.
2. Tackle anti-social crime: Not enough is being done to police the local area. This must change. We need more boots on the ground, and officers who understand our neighbourhood. With this, we can tackle crime and anti-social behaviour near our homes in Salford Quays.
3. End our cladding scandal: The replacement of unsafe Grenfell type cladding is a potentially life-threatening scandal that affects thousands. Unsafe cladding is not the fault of residents. Even if you do not own your apartment, you could be faced with rising rents to cover the cost of replacing any dangerous cladding. We think Government should pay for this and end the nightmare of unsafe cladding.
Alex Warren says: “Salford Quays is a shining jewel of a place, unfortunately the Council are too preoccupied with big housing developments. There is next to no provision for green space or independent businesses at all.”
“We need to change the narrative, clean up the quays and give local communities a voice in government” said Alex.