Why I am standing as a Conservative candidate …

Right now, it is embarrassing to stand on the doorstep and introduce myself as a Conservative Candidate. Not because I am ashamed to be seen as having ‘conservative values’, but because I am totally and utterly ashamed to be in any way associated with the shambles in Westminster. I don’t think anyone of any political … Continue reading Why I am standing as a Conservative candidate …

My week – for week ending 30 March

Throughout the week I have been out delivering leaflets and canvassing for the local elections. On Tuesday, I attended the Traffic Management Committee at Chicksands to speak in support of the Hockliffe Road residents petitioning the Council for a residents parking scheme. Although this has not yet been agreed, the Council is looking at how … Continue reading My week – for week ending 30 March

Planning, local plans and Government policy

Planning continues to be a very hot topic, with many residents questioning why we - as local Councillors - cannot block the endless developments we see springing up all around Leighton Buzzard and Linslade. As I explained in my blog post a week or so back, planning decisions have to be made based entirely on … Continue reading Planning, local plans and Government policy

Express your views on Leighton Buzzard and Linslade.

Your chance to let me know what you really think of the services provided by Leighton Linslade Town Council and Central Bedfordshire Council. Reading some of the comments on social media, one could be forgiven for thinking we live in a post-apocalyptic ruin. I don't think this is the case - I believe Leighton Buzzard … Continue reading Express your views on Leighton Buzzard and Linslade.

A week in the life of a typical CBC Councillor

Councillors' expenses and attendance at meetings are a hot topic, in particular with the looming local elections. These are both the subject of hot debate across several local Facebook sites ... As we run up to local elections in May, there are already posts appearing on local social media highlighting the expenses that Central Bedfordshire … Continue reading A week in the life of a typical CBC Councillor

The history of the recent expansion of Leighton Buzzard

When I speak to residents, the second biggest issue in the town (after policing and crime) is the expansion of Leighton Buzzard and Linslade. This concern is reflected in many of the comments on the various local Facebook groups. Directly related to the new developments - some completed, several ongoing - is the lack of … Continue reading The history of the recent expansion of Leighton Buzzard