Thursday, 12 February 2009

Good news, bad news

Great news that the Longbridge Area Action Plan has been approved by the Inspector with a few minor changes which had been agreed at the public inspection. This plan, worth £750m will bring much needed jobs and homes to local people along with a new town centre which will put a new heart into Longbridge. We look forward to working with the developers and our residents to see this project through and prosperity restored to our neighbourhood.
The bad news is that about 250 local people have lost their jobs in the last month, a shocking figure and more than the number who were made unemployed when MG/Rover went. These will be worrying times for them and hopefully if they have problems with Council Tax Benefit or Rent Allowance we can help. Still, the bankers have said sorry and Gordo has said its not his fault so thats alright then.