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
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
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
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
I have spent the past 5 or so weeks delivering leaflets and knocking on doors across LB South - Brooklands, Grovebury and Leston. So far, with help from some of my fellow Conservative candidates (a special thanks to Ray Berry and David Bowater, and Carol Chambers), we have knocked on over 1500 doors and delivered … Continue reading Where are all the candidates?
Anyone who has been following my posts over the past few weeks might have picked up a theme ... LOCAL candidates, LOCAL elections, LOCAL issues. And at the same time, I have been trying to get the message across that Brexit is nothing to do with your local councils. I understand how important some of … Continue reading My promises to Leighton Buzzard
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!
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
For several weeks my fellow Conservative Candidates for CBC - David Bowater and Ray Berry - and I have been out delivering leaflets by day, and knocking on doors in the evenings (you can follow our progress here). David, Ray and Amanda We are committed to visit every house in person in LB South before … Continue reading We do not take anyone’s support for granted
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