Sidmouth Sidford Ward
As a District councillor, I have consistently opposed the Sidford business park due to the inadequate highway access, lack of footways, increased flood risk and the damage this site would cause to our Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The smells from the sewage works can sometimes be overpowering – would anyone really want to work next to this?
In addition, I have supported the successful Drill Hall campaign; spoken out against high business rates as local businesses face unfair competition from online trading; challenged issues such as poor broadband and mobile coverage, the proposed massive increase for parking at Sidford and charges for public toilets.
Born and bred in Devon, it has been a privilege to serve as a councillor in this lovely part of my home county. If re-elected, I will continue to fight for the interests of Sid Valley residents and a new access to Alexandria Industrial Estate.
Sidmouth Sidford Ward
I am fortunate to have been born in Sidmouth and to live and work in this special town. My experience as a town councillor (for 8 years) and a district councillor representing Sidford since 2015, has given me valuable insights into how our town is governed, what there is to be proud of, and what improvements could be made such as:
- Promoting policies which ensure health and wellbeing for all age groups
- Supporting local views and needs identified in the emerging Sid Valley Neighbourhood Plan, now in its final stage for approval
- Giving a voice to those in our community who feel they are not heard
I am passionate about providing services for all age groups, including the young. I have been a keen member of the working group on Sidmouth town council supporting the youth service and club at Manstone, following county cuts.
Also, I am an active member of the Health and Care Forum. I am particularly concerned about improving mental health support for both children and adults.
I was a founder member of the 3Rs campaign to retain the Drill Hall, which was successful, and strongly support the Sidford business park SayNO campaign.
If re-elected, I will push for more joined-up working across both councils and the voluntary sector in matters of planning, tourism and the local economy.