Adur Council From The Argus Former Lib Dem councillors Joy Hartley, Barbara Runnells and Sharon Woods left the Lib Dems to stand as Independents in their respective Churchill, Manor and Mash Barn wards.
One third of the council is up for election, with candidates contesting at least one seat in each of 13 wards. There is no election in Marine ward this year. There are also two seats up for election in Southlands, where Labour councillor Julia King has resigned to concentrate on her career and spend more time with her family. Of the political big guns, Labour group leader Geoff Howitt faces a stiff contest against veteran Tory campaigner Harry Treadwell for St Mary's ward in Shoreham town centre. Coun Howitt is a strong critic of Adur's spending policies, which saw the council having to consider cuts in its services or a major hike in council tax. He has voted against his party on key issues and there were rumours, strongly denied, that he would desert Labour to stand as an Independent. The Tories hope Harry Treadwell, a former journalist with The Argus and Press officer for the local Conservative association, can win the day on May 1. Elsewhere, councillor Daniel Yates, who stood outlet oakley as Labour candidate against East Worthing and Shoreham MP Tim Laughton at the last General Election, is in a two horse race against Tory candidate Brian Boggis in Cokeham. Brian Whipp, a Hillside ward councillor and West Sussex oakley com sunglasses county councillor, will contest the seat against Tory candidate Kenneth Eade and Paul King for the Lib Dems. A key issue which could decide the campaign is the recent rise in Adur's council tax of 18.6 per cent. The hike was criticised after the council received a 12.9 per cent increase, one of the highest in England, in money ?? ? ??? it receives from the Government to cover operating costs. Adur is an area looking to the future, with plans to expand Shoreham airport and the redevelopment of Shoreham harbour. The harbour is one of the biggest brownfield sites in the South East and plans mens oakley sunglasses are going ahead to turn it into a thriving community, providing major business, housing and leisure facilities. Work is under way to build homes and a town square to transform Ropetackle into a focal point for Shoreham after the site stood derelict for more than 30 years. Adur sits neatly in the strategic gap between Brighton and Hove and Worthing. In Fishersgate and Southwick it has areas recognised as having some of the worst unemployment and social problems in Sussex. In contrast, Shoreham and Shoreham Beach have seen property prices boom recently and are now desirable areas for commuters looking to escape city life. Debates over the state of the district are regularly held, where residents and local organisations can have a say on issues affecting them. Citizens' panels have also been set up to provide an instant, representative snapshot of local opinion.
Adur has also pioneered its own blue box domestic waste recycling scheme to reduce the amount of refuse which goes to landfill sites. There 51 candidates fighting for 15 seats. (Key: C Conservative, G Green, I Independent, L Labour, LD Liberal Democrat, UKIP United Kingdom Independence).
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