Our volunteers’ time is precious. So is that of the electorate. We need to make it quick and easy to respond to surveys.
Posts by John Moss
Planning and Development consultant. Conservative councillor in Waltham Forest.Follow @
I recently ran an online petition about an unpopular housing development, securing over 600 responses and gathering more than 400 voting intentions.
John Moss: Khan has failed to deliver on housing. The Government should switch to funding the London boroughs instead.
Cut out the middleman. Go straight to the people who want to build – and help people who want to buy their home.
We could see a revitalisation of smaller towns as people spend more of their time – and more of their money there.
John Moss: In Waltham Forest, party divisions are forgotten as councillors are pulling together to help our residents
I have been seeking support for businesses which moved into new premises and are not on the Rating List – so are not eligible for support.
John Moss: The next Mayor of London needs to back redevelopment of council estates, to get the new homes we need
Bold plans could see 100,000 extra properties. It would also mean an improved quality of housing for existing tenants.
The Council is unpopular for approving tower blocks with no affordable homes and also for punishing motorists in a way that has cut trade for local shops.
A quick and modest change in the regulations would allow local authorities to build more on their own land.
News schemes should include shared equity homes reserved for people under 30 years old.
The first time most people know a development is happening is when the piling rig arrives.
A simpler deal should be offered to councils and more of the proceeds spent on replacement properties.
When a tenancy is due for renewal councils vary the rent according to the household income.
John Moss: With the CCHQ Survey, a conversation with the voters is more important than “Voting Intention”
An old-fashioned, minimalist approach to information gathering is not enough to keep us properly engaged with the electorate.
Let’s have annual statements of policy goals for the next five years – they should run to no more than a dozen sides of A4.
Councils should be able to keep more of the receipts to get more new homes built.