Archive Monthly Archives: January 2018

The Great British Spring Clean


I’m pleased to announce that the next litter pick will take place at 11am on 4th March in Sweyne Park. After the success of the last one, we will be back to tackle more of the littering that has occurred in this open space. Everyone is welcome and we’ll be there come rain or shine! […]

Why I’m Not Average


I just happened to stumble across the “National Census of Local Authority Councillors 2013” today and what I found made for very interesting reading. 67% of Councillors are male Councillors have an average age of 60.2 with Councillors aged over 70 increasing Just 19.2% of Councillors are in full-time employment 96% are of white ethnic […]

Election Countdown


94 Days 19 Hours 06 Minutes 22 Seconds The past two years for me has been a whirlwind of activity. A steep learning curve and a lot of work. I’ve attended countless meetings, spoken to many residents, campaigned on local issues and kept a close eye on those ‘secret’ decisions being made by the Conservatives […]

Can You Help Me?


I spend a lot of time trying to keep my residents informed of local issues that may affect them. To do this I rely on a small number of volunteers who give me an hour or two of their time every so often. From folding leaflets, writing addresses and delivering door to door, all these […]

Litter Duty

When I was in school punishment was litter duty. Well today, I’ve been out with other Lib Dem Councillors and volunteers to do a ‘litter pick’ in Sweyne Park. Despite the elements, we had a small number of volunteers turn up and between us, we manage to collect over 20 bags of rubbish – not […]

Read All About It!!!!!


Occasionally, I get to celebrate a success and I’ve been doing just that since the by-election in Downhall & Rawreth. Our candidate, Craig Cannell, was elected with a huge vote share of 77%. My joy, not one of beating the Tories (which is high on my list) but also that we have a Councillor that I […]

Let it Flow


Good news for local residents, finally after nearly a year, Essex County Council have cleared the ditch that runs along London Road (A1245). Lib Dem Cllr Chris Stanley had spoken to engineers about the problem with overgrown vegetation in the ditch and the flood issues that could be associated with it, last year. Now with […]

Video Killed the….. Tories


Being the young, dynamic and innovative party that we are….ahem we’ve produced a 60 second video with our candidate Craig Cannell for the by election on 18th January – so if you live in Downhall & Rawreth please have a watch, if you’re struggling to keep up with my wittering on watch the second video…

Time to act on empty homes


We call on Rochford District Council to make use of the funding from Government to bring empty homes back into use. It’s time that more is done to tackle homelessness locally. [emailpetition id=”2″] Thank you for joining our campaign to bring empty homes in Rochford District back into use. Will you do one more thing […]