People Against Bureacracy Group
Affiliated to The Local Government Association Independent Group
After 38 years the People Against Bureaucracy Group (PAB) is still going strong and bringing a level of common sense to the debates in the council chamber. Local government works better when there are independent-thinking councillors making decisions that affect the lives of ordinary people in the different communities across the town. Decisions that are based on common sense are always better than those driven by ‘party politics’, where individual thought is over-ridden by the ‘three-line party whip’.The PAB Group was formed to protect the Green Belt and this remains our determined aim. The proposals put forward in the Joint Core Strategy to allow development on the Green Belt in spite of adequate amounts of non-green belt land in the three areas was a mistake and needlessly tested the resolve of community-minded councillors.
We are proud of our achievements. On May 22nd 2014 voters will have the opportunity to support the same old tired ‘party political’ candidates, who usually say one thing and do another, or support independent-minded people who always put people first.