European Elections – why I have not been campaigning

For the first time in over 30 years - during which time I have taken part in every local, national and European election - I am sitting out the campaign for this week's European Elections. It is not that I am worried about the inevitable hostile reception I would find on the doorstep - having … Continue reading European Elections – why I have not been campaigning

Looking back over the past 6 weeks …

Not wanting to state the obvious, but this has not been the easiest of election campaigns! I have been involved in more or less every election campaign - whether it be general or local elections, either as a candidate, an election agent or a volunteer - for the past 30 years, and this campaign is … Continue reading Looking back over the past 6 weeks …

My 8 years as a local Councillor …

It has been a privilege to represent the residents of Leighton Buzzard South on Central Bedfordshire Council, and the residents of Brooklands ward on the Town Council, since 2011. Of my achievements over the past 8 years, I consider my work to help individual residents to be the most important. While the bigger issues like … Continue reading My 8 years as a local Councillor …

Priorities for Leighton Buzzard – Policing

Since being elected as a Councillor in 2011, I have been at the forefront of the campaign for better Policing for Leighton Buzzard and Linslade. After years of lobbying both Labour and Conservative PCCs, we are seeing some progress, with additional officers promised within the coming months. https://videopress.com/v/rjSglb0g BBC Look East However, I will not … Continue reading Priorities for Leighton Buzzard – Policing

Priorities for Leighton Buzzard – Sustainable Development

Over the past few weeks I have spoken to many residents on the doorsteps of LB South - it is apparent that one of the biggest concerns is the continuing development around the town and the lack of supporting infrastructure. Clipstone Park - off Hockliffe Road I share these concerns - the town cannot support … Continue reading Priorities for Leighton Buzzard – Sustainable Development

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