I am a local mum of three, living in Long Hanborough. I don’t want to be an invisible councillor. I want you to be able to ask for my help whenever you see me: in the Coop, the George and Dragon, at the Yeoman or the Three Horse Shoes. I will make sure I visit community groups so I can hear your concerns and act on them, whether that be at toddler groups, the Elderberries, or at Parish Council meetings, and I will also hold monthly drop-in sessions so you always know where to find me!
I’m passionate about protecting our villages from unwanted development and ensuring we receive the services our communities need: from pothole repairs, to support for the elderly, we deserve our share of money being held by WODC and I want to make sure we get it. As a candidate for the Cooperative Party, I am particularly passionate about our communities working together to make lives better for everyone who lives here.
* Fighting Housing Developments. We know we need new houses, but we need them where we want them, and at a price we can afford. I want to be elected so I can go on the Planning Committee – where we are currently unrepresented – to fight for our right to stay as villages.
* Supporting Local Initiatives. I'll support initiatives like the Freeland Hub and the Three Horseshoes community coffee morning and will work with fellow Cooperative Councillors in Witney, to extend their community bus initiative, to our villages.
* Supporting our Senior Residents. I want to be an advocate for older residents, ensuring cuts don’t create isolation and loneliness for our elderly population. Fighting for subsidies for bus routes – paid for by the massive underspend WODC hold - will be just one way I will tackle this.