Priorities for Leighton Buzzard – Health Services

Many residents have raised understandable concerns regarding the provision of health care and access to GPs. I share their concerns and I am very disappointed that we have never been able to secure a community hospital or minor injuries for the town. I have heard many residents complain about the problems they have getting GP … Continue reading Priorities for Leighton Buzzard – Health Services

Priorities for Leighton Buzzard – the Environment

Local Government has an important role to play in improving the environment, most notably in facilitating and encouraging waste recycling. In Leighton Buzzard, we have kerbside collection of recyclable domestic waste (cardboard, tin cans, paper) and of green garden waste. Later this year we will see the introduction of food waste collection. I will also … Continue reading Priorities for Leighton Buzzard – the Environment

Priorities for Leighton Buzzard – Roads, Parking and Congestion

Road maintenance I understand that many residents are concerned about the state of the roads around the town - it is disappointing that a number of roads have not been maintained as they should have been. However, we are pleased that CBC is committed to resurfacing Grovebury Road in early July and they will also … Continue reading Priorities for Leighton Buzzard – Roads, Parking and Congestion

It isn’t only independents who have a mind of their own!

Many voters view independent candidates as being completely free of any outside influences or agendas, whereas those standing under a political banner are seen as slaves to a political ideology. Yes, there are some candidates in these elections who are standing entirely on national policies and on their political beliefs, and they have failed to … Continue reading It isn’t only independents who have a mind of their own!

My week – week ending 13 April

On Monday I co-chaired the CBC Corporate Parenting Panel, assisted by one of the young people in local authority care. We looked at a report from the Children in Care Council (consisting of children and young people in care) on activities they had been involved in, including the training of social workers. On Wednesday morning … Continue reading My week – week ending 13 April

LOCAL candidates representing LOCAL residents on LOCAL issues

When you vote on 2nd May, ask yourself if you want someone who lives in Leighton Buzzard representing you on Central Bedfordshire Council? ... or someone who has been parachuted in from outside of South West Bedfordshire? ... or someone who has hidden their address from the electorate and you don't know where they are … Continue reading LOCAL candidates representing LOCAL residents on LOCAL issues

A candidate for Leighton Buzzard AND Dunstable? What’s going on?

Nominations for Central Bedfordshire Council and Parish Council elections were published last week. I strongly believe that candidates should be 100% committed to representing the people who elect them, and they should not put themselves in a position where they might face a conflict of priorities - for example, by being elected to both Leighton … Continue reading A candidate for Leighton Buzzard AND Dunstable? What’s going on?