PHF is a group of Independent Councillors, Candidates and Supporters who believe that each Councillor should be free to vote independently while able to share resources and back office support with other Independent Councillors so that they are better able to challenge the national parties.Working alongside other Independent Councillors, PHF has been providing the only consistent and effective scrutiny of the present council’s actions.
What We Want
•PHF along with other Independent Councillors have led the way in the battle against the secrecy and self-enrichment of the ruling Labour Group.•We are the only group within the council who have consistently and vocally opposed the loss of services at Hartlepool Hospital•We will continue to oppose any increase in council tax until such time that the council is able to demonstrate that it has its own profligate spending habits under control.
What We’re Campaigning For
the full restoration of the public’s right to question its
council during council meetings
the full declaration of personal pecuniary interests
including any business relationship with organisations,
companies or individuals which deal with HBC
the scrapping of town centre parking charges for the first
an end to the tax payer funding of union officials
•a reduction in mileage allowances paid to staff to the levels recommended by the Inland Revenue (HMRC)•a reduction of special responsibility allowances for councillors to a maximum of 25% of the basic allowance•continue support the Seaton Carew Wind Turbine Action Group and ensure Seaton Ward residents do not have decisions forced upon them•to finally bring an end to the 10 Year Longscar Centre farce•to purchase the Heugh Breakwater from PD Ports for a nominal amount and seek funding for its restoration•to never support a Council Tax increase until council tax reaches a more appropriate level and until the council can demonstrate proper control of its own spending.•the early end and landscaping of the Landfill Sites that continue to impact on the beauty of Seaton Carew and the lives of its residents.
Councillor James Black61 Intrepid CloseSeaton CarewHartlepoolTS25 1GFMobile: 07967722119J
Councillor David Riddle
Mrs Carol Campbell54, Ashgrove AvenueHartlepoolTS25 5BT