I would like to hear your views on how we can change Broad Green for the better and work with you to rebuild prosperity in Croydon and specifically in Broad Green by working on the following three key priority areas;
Cleaning up Broad Green and tackling air pollution
Broad Green suffers from chronic fly-tipping, has 4.5% green spaces compared with 32.2% across Croydon and is in an air quality management zone due to its poor air quality. Residents have told me that fly-tipping, air pollution and lack of green spaces is a concern for them. Working with the local community and businesses we need to act on a coherent plan to keep our streets clean, tackle irresponsible people who dump rubbish on our streets, increase green spaces and improve air quality in our local area especially for our children. I have the relevant experience in managing council contracts, planning & regeneration and sustainable transport to tackle these issues effectively.
- It will be my number one priority to improve our current waste handling contract by working with the Veolia (contractor) and community groups to improve this service.
- I will work with you to develop an action plan to utilise Council grants and developers’ funding to increase the provision of green spaces and improve air quality for everyone especially our children.
Tackling anti-social behaviour and Crime
As a local resident I am aware of and concerned about the level of crime and anti-social behaviour taking place on our streets especially on sections of London Road. Working with the local community, local police and Community Support Officers I will make sure visible presence of officers on our streets to deter crime and at the same time put together an action plan to create local youth facilities and training opportunities to enable our local young people to succeed in life.
Creating Opportunities for our local youth and children
As a School Governor and community worker I have the experience to turn things around so that our children and young people have the opportunities to be resourceful in creating better lives for themselves and contributing to the community they live in. I will work hard to ensure young people, teachers and parents all have a say in creating the local schools, youth facilities and training opportunities we need to enable our local young people to succeed.
You need a local Labour Councillor who understands the local issues, is an experienced campaigner in the community, able to provide the local leadership necessary to make change happen; and effectively represent local people in the Town Hall. My commitment, values and experience make me an ideal Labour candidate and champion for Broad Green.
I hope I can count on your support.
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