‘Affordable’ housing. Not in this area

by keithbaldry on 22 March, 2016

The government definition of ‘affordable housing’ is 80% of local rent or value.  It is a nonsense and we should stop using the term.  National Housing Federation figures for South Hams indicate that properties are unaffordable for most.  The average house price in 2014 was £331000.  The highest in the whole south west.  The average […]

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South Hams should invest in its own affordable houses

by keithbaldry on 10 January, 2016

So called ‘affordable’ housing to rent is far from affordable for those who need to live in the South Hams.  It is 80% of the average rent which is way beyond their reach.  Because of government policy Housing Association are struggling to invest in new developments.  South Hams District Council has millions of pounds in […]

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Bus Service Cuts

by keithbaldry on 11 November, 2015

Despite many objections, including from Keith Baldry, Devon County Council has gone ahead with subsidy cuts to the 94 service between Newton Ferrers and Plymouth. There are now only 2 buses a day from Newton via south Yealmpton to Plymouth. The first at 8 am and the other at 10 am. It is the elderly […]

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Cllr Julian Brazil rightly condemns the idea of right to buy for housing association tenants as being a disaster.  The loss of properties to rent he says:” bad luck for those young working families whose rents are about to go up”  “There will be less housing available at affordable rents which will in turn lead […]

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Non Tory Coalition

by keithbaldry on 8 June, 2015

The 6 non Conservatives on South Hams District Council have agreed to work together.  The group of 2 Lib Dems, 3 Greens and 1 Labour member will work together when it became obvious that the Conservative majority were intent on stifling criticism and proper scrutiny.  Keith Baldry said: “We will do our utmost to be […]

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Elected for Newton and Yealmpton

by keithbaldry on 10 May, 2015

Elected as District Councillor for Newton and Yealmpton.  Thank you. The parishes of Holbeton, Newton and Noss, Sparkwell, Yealmpton Voting figures: Keith Baldry 1762  elected   Liberal Democrat Party Ian Blackler 1537  elected   Conservative Party Suzie Cooper 1417  Conservative Party John Green 1083   Green Party

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Speed up Main Road work

by keithbaldry on 21 April, 2015

The A379 between Yealmpton and Brixton has for several weeks been reduced to a single open lane controlled by traffic lights.  Notices say that this is due to subsidence, but Liberal Democrats have learnt that it is because of a crack in the road surface.  Lib Dems have demanded that the work is speeded up. […]

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Some of Keith Baldry’s policies.

by keithbaldry on 27 March, 2015

Keith is campaigning for the ending of separate District and County councils and the creation of a single South Devon Council. Savings could be made. Our priorities could be set locally, rather than in Exeter. We might get the potholes filled and roadside weeds dealt with if we had more local control over the budget. […]

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Let us have a single council

by keithbaldry on 8 March, 2015

The present division of responsibility between county and district is confusing and expensive.  For example South Hams District Council collects our refuse and Devon County Council disposes of it; weeds at the roadside are sprayed by the county, they are swept up by the district.  There are many more examples of confusion. Keith Baldry has […]

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Save our bus Service.

by keithbaldry on 8 March, 2015

Devon County Council is threatening to cut and reduce bus services.  Many people use the bus as they have no other option.  They have no other way to get around.  Cutting these services will hit hard  those who cannot drive or who do not have access to a car.  The cuts must be stopped. Your […]

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