“There are a lot of new residents in the Ward who because of the pandemic I have not been able to meet although some of you managed to contact me when you needed help. Normally I would have been out knocking on doors to say Hello. So I will introduce/reintroduce myself to all residents new and long-standing. I am Linda Wright, married and live in Throckley and was first elected in November 1996. I have during those 26+ years worked tirelessly to deal with a huge variety of issues from housing, council tax and planning to more recently issues caused by Lockdown.
The ongoing problems around litter, fly-tipping and bins! I have campaigned to save our bus shelters and the closure of the Outer West Pool. Speaking at Council and Planning meetings. I have been a cabinet member and currently Chair the Regulatory and Appeals committee. I am also vice-chair of the North of Tyne Overview and Scrutiny Committee.
I am visible and contactable in the ward and have adapted my ways of working to take in Facebook and Messenger which is how some residents contact me now plus retaining phone contact and emails. I am also currently a Parish Councillor representing Callerton.”