by Julia on 9 September, 2007
With so much negative campaigning being done by the Conservatives, its time the record was set straight…
FACT: Conservatives commissioned report into future of Coombe Quarry Park and Ride.
FACT: Conservatives set the parameters for the report including consultation levels.
FACT: The park and ride report proposing closure of the Coombe Quarry park and ride was programmed to be published in February – for some reason it did not appear in the run-in period to the local elections.
FACT: We assumed control to find the report recommending closure waiting for us.
FACT: Conservatives set a 2007/8 park and ride budget falling far short of the cost of running the service in 2006/7.
FACT: The Council is locked into the Conservative budget for 2007/8.
FACT: Liberal Democrats introduced park and ride to Maidstone in the face of Conservative opposition.
FACT: The Liberal Democrats are ensuring that resources released by the closure of the Coombe Quarry Park and Ride will be used to deliver improved public transportation in south Maidstone.
FACT: Local bus services were decimated by Conservative deregulation of public transport.
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