Local Elections 2021: "I am always available and pride myself in responding straight away whenever I can"

  Posted: 18.04.21 at 09:11 by The Editor

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I am pleased to be the Conservative candidate for the Grantham North Division, serving the whole community has been my priority regardless of politics.

I don’t just work out of a mobile phone which is switched off at weekends as I am always available and pride myself in responding straight away whenever I can.

I am a retired Police Officer having served in Bedfordshire Police as a Patrol Officer and as a Criminal Intelligence Officer. Prior to my policing
career I served in the Royal Air Force as an Aerial Photographer at the Joint Air Reconnaissance Intelligence Centre at RAF Brampton. I believe
that my experience as a public servant for many years helps me understand the many issues and complaints within the division.

We live in a relatively safe area with a low crime rate in comparison to Luton where I finished my policing career as a Domestic Violence Officer. As you can imagine one of my priorities is Law & Order.

As Vice Chairman of the Lincolnshire Police and Crime Panel I hold the Police Commissioner Marc Jones to account. I welcome the extra Police Officers being recruited and his vision to do all he can to make sure
Lincolnshire has the latest technology to assist the force.

I have been a District Councillor since 2007 and served as Chairman of both the County and District Councils. I have also had the privilege of being the Mayor of Grantham in 2009/10.

As a member of the Grantham Transport Board, I have been involved in looking into the new Grantham Parking Strategy which should bring a much needed residential parking scheme to the town centre.

I have been instrumental in bringing in lower speed limits on the A607 including within the village of Manthorpe. I am currently campaigning to improve parking outside of schools which is an issue for neighbouring residents and the lowering of the speed limit on the A153 at West Willoughby.​

One of my priorities is the future of services at Grantham Hospital. In particular we need the A&E to stay open 24/7 which is essential for our growing town and surrounding villages. I currently sit on the Health
Scrutiny Committee where I continue to hold ULHT to account ensuring your voice is heard. I have also been attending ULHT board meetings and other healthcare meetings for the past 14 years.

I was the first Councillor since 2009 to be successful in initiating a ‘Councillor call for action’ to support a local farmer. This call was fully supported by the Overview and Management Scrutiny Committee and Highways Committee.

I am a hard working Councillor and have achieved a lot within the division. I have stood up for the public on many planning issues and got several speed limits reduced and continually help residents with issues
and problems. I have 100% attendance at Council and Committees and always weigh up what is best for the community I represent.

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