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Skipton and Ripon CLP incorporates the branches of Skipton and Sutton, Arnclife, Ripon and Settle.

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THIS JUNE WE ARE CONTESTING SEVEN SEATS ON NORTH YORKSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL (details below)

WE WANT TO HEAR YOUR VIEWS ON THE POLICIES OUTLINED BELOW. PLEASE COMMENT

Friday, 25 April 2008

Online Local Policy Forum Part One: POVERTY


CRAVEN IS A POOR AREA OF BRITAIN:-
Despite unemployment being low, "Income Levels are substantially below the national average".
(Craven Council's own planning document of Nov. 2007)
Many staff in retail and distribution,hotels and restaurants,agriculture, call centres, and construction are poorly paid. Few of our skilled young people stay here for work.The Council has shown no interest in addressing this situation.
In the age-groups 20-40 Craven has a far lower proportion of population than national average. Employers say there are recruitment problems because of high price of housing.Labour Government has compelled Craven to start Rented Housing. But this Council still wants to keep landowners happy.

LABOUR WOULD act in 2 ways.
a)We would provide MORE HOUSES TO LET at reasonable rents from Housing Associations. This would encourage highly qualified young people to come, in turn attracting more High-Tech. employers into the area.
b) We would change current planning policies, to encourage more skilled employment
PLEASE COMMENT/ASK QUESTIONS

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