West Heywood Ward
I am delighted to have been selected to represent West Heywood for the Conservatives at the local elections on Thursday 7 May. Heywood people are proud of their identity and their community spirit and if elected I am committed to working and serving all residents in the Ward.
I am married with two teenage daughters and have lived in the borough for 44 years, currently working as an Internal Communications Officer at Salford University.
I am passionate about encouraging community involvement and ensuring local people have a voice in decision-making. Having worked in local government, I am fully conversant with funding and policy issues and if elected will work with council officers to ensure West Heywood is not a forgotten area.
Your concerns are my concerns and local elections are about local issues. I am campaigning to ensure we have a proper street cleaning, refuse collection and grass-cutting service. It’s a proven fact that having a tidy neighbourhood in which we can all take pride, with clean streets and well-tended verges, helps cut crime and improves everyone’s quality of life. Parking and congestion on roads, particularly around local schools is also something that comes up time and time again.
Despite the cutbacks in funding, I am determined that money will be spent wisely in areas that make West Heywood a pleasant, vibrant place to live and not wasted by the Labour-run Council on costly projects that divert funding from what really matters.
I am interested in education and am currently in my second term as School Governor at St.Michael’s Primary School on Queen’s Park Road. I was a member of my Parish Church Council for twelve years and support the Friends of Springfield Park. As a Conservative, I am obviously committed to retaining and improving our green spaces and to ensure that any more playing fields are not sold off for housing developments. Our children need these areas for sports facilities and to play.
I have been an active member of Heywood, Norden & Bamford Conservative Group for more than twenty years. West Heywood needs a representative who has the time to listen to local people’s views throughout the year, act on concerns and take these forward to Council. I would be proud to serve the Ward if you are prepared to give me your vote on Thursday 7 May.