“I would value the opportunity to serve my community using skills learnt during my long NHS / UNISON rep career. Gathering your views has been challenging during the pandemic, however I love a challenge and through pre-March 2020 door knocking, telephone, email and socially distanced chats whilst out shopping, I am confident that I represent your priorities in the following:
1. Making Jesmond a better place to live. Your Labour Councillors have delivered a lot on this in recent years and a future pilot of the Low Traffic Neighbourhoods, followed by consultation, will help us to make decisions for the future. Use this opportunity to continue to build on improvements to Council communication and increased participation in consultations.
2. Supporting and strengthening our many and varied community groups.
3. Working with Jesmond’s business community and schools to help them thrive and for them to understand their value within our neighbourhood.
4. Work with South Jesmond ward to work through joint problems, such as landlord and letting engagement; engaging with and listening to our student residents and promoting their inclusion in supporting the community; and engaging with police and local resident groups about the pockets of antisocial behaviour.”