Our 2016 Manifesto has 5 key pledges
We will be adding more detailed pledges here over the coming weeks so please check back to find out more.
Better Transport, Less Congestion: We will take the lead
We will work with partners and create a new strategic plan to reduce congestion by:
Improving cycle routes and providing more cycle parking
Making public transport easier to use with smart ticketing and better integration between services
Working with Exeter City Futures to explore how new technology can help to tackle congestion
Less Waste: We will introduce Food Waste recycling
Food waste makes up 35% of all the waste in black bins. We will introducedoorstepfood waste collections to make recycling easier.
Recycling, instead of burning waste saves £1.9million of public money in Exeter each year - that’s £35 per household!
Safer City: We will help to provide more police officers
Devon & Cornwall Police have lost over 500 officers because of Tory cuts. We will work with them to increase the number of police officers in Exeter.
We received over 5000 responses to the City Council’s budget consultation. You told us that a visible police presence was the most important factor in keeping Exeter safe.
We believe the public sector should work together and share resources to improve services. We will work with Devon & Cornwall Police to provide extra police officers in Exeter.
Greener City: We will continue to reduce carbon
Labour is committed to making Exeter a zero carbon city by 2050. We want to improve efficiency, save carbon and provide clean, reliable and cheaper energy for all.
Under Labour, Exeter is leading the way. Since 2013, our Energy Programme has saved the City Council over £330,000 and reduced the carbon footprint by almost 25%.
We have used local companies to design, engineer and install solar panels on council buildings, including the UK’s first solar canopies on our car parks. We have supported local businesses by providing discounted, clean energy to council leaseholders.
More Affordable Homes: We will find new solutions
Under Labour, Exeter has built more affordable homes than most other local authorities. But this Tory Government is planning to scrap the need for private developers to build affordable houses.
We remain committed to finding new ways to increase affordable housing for all, and to tackle homelessness. In the first three months of our SafeSleep initiative we helped 45 rough sleepers into more secure housing.
We are also supporting the new Wellbeing Hub to provide better access to services for homeless people and others in need.