I am also standing because I don’t feel represented by the current administration. Whilst I believe that councillors put themselves forward because they care about their community, I disagree with some of the decisions that have been made in the last year or so. I disagree so strongly that I am putting my money where my mouth is and offering myself as an alternative.
I have attended many council meetings this past year and have been shocked at the way in which consultations are carried out. Despite a chorus of disagreement, alternative solutions and budget amendments put forward, time and again the end result is that the original proposals are pushed through with no consideration given to the options put forward by the public. I want to be a councillor who listens to those I represent, and I want to be in a position where I have a stronger say in the running of my city.
• Dog fouling
• Inconsiderate/dangerous driving and parking
• Provision for children under 5
• Support and education for new parents
• Support, promote and encourage development of community groups
• Provision for teenagers...
• Protect local services, acknowledging that any of us can become vulnerable
• Renewable energy for all: generated from buildings, not from ruining our best agricultural land as with the current proposed Newborough solar farm
• Develop Peterborough University, bringing students and jobs to our city
• Promote Peterborough: bringing in businesses to provide employment
• A new agricultural science park: building on Peterborough’s expertise
• Change the current undemocratic cabinet system, under which 90% of decisions are made by just 9 councillors
• Abolish the brown bin tax
• Challenge the salaries of the council’s most senior staff, including their recent pay rises at a time of austerity
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