County Councillor for Hemel Hempstead Town
“My aim is to build a network of improved roads and footpaths, with dropped kerbs for those who use mobility scooters. I want to stop motorists from leaving cars parked unreasonably and blocking free use of the footpath. I want to promote parking management schemes and speed restrictions to keep pedestrians and all road users safe. If re-elected I will carry on with my programme of continuous improvement.
“I have faced many challenges over the last 4 years. Perhaps the biggest has been getting the second bridge built on Featherbed Lane. This has involved continued nagging of the various authorities and budget holders involved. I have taken on tasks with a mixture of County and Borough involvement, helped by my also being a Borough Councillor.
“I have lived in Hemel Hempstead for over 30 years, all but one year of this in Boxmoor and the Hemel Town area. I am married with 3 children and 5 grandchildren. I have been your county councillor since 2012, and a Borough Councillor since 2007. My role in both councils has been mainly in Scrutiny and Audit, which means that I can question council decisions, and investigate how the council is run, to ensure that you, the residents, get the best possible value for money, and quality of services.
“As a result of my long-standing interest in health matters, I have also taken a role in promoting business and mental health. I belong to patients representative groups at both Surgery and Dacorum-wide level, and I have been appointed as Hertfordshire’s representative on the Council of Governors of the Royal Free NHS Trust. This combination of roles means that I can use my network of contacts to ensure that there is effective contact between the NHS and local Councils to help residents get the best possible treatments and care.
“In summary, I want our children to go to good, successful schools of their parents choosing. I want the elderly to continue to receive the support they need from the NHS and the County Council. I want a cleaner, greener environment not just for today but for the future. Most of all I want good services which represent excellent value for tax payer’s money. If re-elected as your county councillor I will continue to work hard for local residents and make sure your voice is heard at County Hall.”
- Push for improvements to make your roads and footpaths safer.
- Support our local schools.
- Work closely with local community centres and groups.