Councillor Alex Coley: Council News
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I have just returned from a meeting of the full council for Epsom & Ewell with some news for all residents. This evening two motions were made to the council. The first opposes a recently discovered proposal for the sale of land at Epsom General Hospital. The second motion addresses government house building targets in our borough and how we must maximise protection for our greenbelt. You can read the full text on the council website.
Unfortunately, none of the Conservative councillors attended the debate so were unable to speak on the issues or to vote on the motion. Having seen a great deal of Conservative posters, petitions and leaflets to “Save Epsom Hospital” and “Save Our Greenbelt” I can’t understand why these vocal campaigners would not speak and did not vote on these issues.
I voted YES to both motions, opposing the sale of hospital land and maximising protection for our greenbelt. You can see the full recorded vote, name by name, on the council website in the coming days. I was elected to represent residents and that’s why I show up, voice people’s concerns and VOTE.