“Fear not as all the Borough and County Council candidates have “pledged” in their election leaflets that they will sort the flood issues that affect many of us in West Lancashire.
“So on the 7th of May, do contact your successful candidate and request they start to fulfil their promise to the electorate and we look forward in watching them at the next County Council cabinet meeting on the 27th May and WLBC cabinet meeting on the 8th June to begin the eradication of all flooding in our areas without fear or intimidation from their party whips!
“Failing to do so, we should hold these people to account and demand their resignations with immediate effect as they have deliberately lied and misled us all.
“Independent candidates who don’t have to toe the party line and have detailed knowledge and know far too well the devastation that surface and ground water flooding creates, are more than happy to hold every authority and body to account and demand the required investment and maintenance works to reduce flooding now!
“I for one will be ensuring that the council’s Drainage Engineer will be earning his wage and be forcing the Planning Department to change their direction from a pro-developer to a pro-environmental department.
“It’s time for our councils to be completely open and transparent as per the Nolan principles with no secretive committees permitted”.
Neil Campbell, Independent for Halsall