I've been fortunate to be councillor for Eastney and Craneswater for the last four years and working for the people of the area since 2009. I really enjoy walking and cycling round our area and speaking to local people.
In my time on the council I have been involved in helping local residents with issues such and fly-tipping, anti-social behaviour, traffic issues and opposing over-development. I have worked with residents, council officers and the police to help lessen the effects of anti-social behaviour in Waverley Road, I secured the new traffic calming scheme in Henderson Road and I have represented resident's views on planning committee many times including on the Savoy Buildings site where I was the only councillor to speak up for residents at the appeal hearing.
One of the most recent campaigns I have been working on is to bring back the Hayling Ferry. Last September I got together councillors from the local area along with the Langstone Harbour Board and Sustrans to get together to invite potential operators to run the ferry. We were successful in getting a potential operator on board and now negotiations are ongoing to get the ferry back up and running.
That is the way I work and want to continue to work, as a community champion for all the people of Eastney and Craneswater.