Party: Independent Democrats
Division: Polegate and Watermill
Parish: Polegate ; Westham ; Willingdon & Jevington
18 Coppice Avenue
Phone: 07576 261898
Mobile: 07818 587509
In my division road safety remains a priority, and in the next few years I will continue to work to improve road safety. As a young Councillor, I understand the importance of providing facilities for young people and having the representation that they need.
Overall, it is my aim to ensure that local residents can live in an environment that they feel safe in and can obtain the services that they are entitled to. Having grown up and studied in Willingdon, I feel it is important that young people can have the same opportunities that I have had to succeed in later life.
The needs in the Willingdon and Polegate area are to provide extra affordable homes, rehabilitation homes, recreation spaces and youth facilities. Local schools are almost constantly over-subscribed. There is already a shortage without any new development. It is my intention to address these important issues.
More about me
I was elected as a county councillor for Willingdon, Polegate and East Dean in June 2009, having been a parish councillor and district councillor for Willingdon and Jevington for two years prior to the county council elections.
As a councillor, my priorities are to improve the living conditions of all residents within my division and focusing particularly on road safety, maintaining the condition of roads and ensuring that local residents are fairly represented.
But how did I get here?
I have been inspired by my father who is a successful councillor. Over the years, I have observed at first hand the importance of this role and the responsibilities that come with it.
I felt that with the skills I have obtained in the legal profession and the determination to make a difference, I would stand and bring in new ideas to the Council as a young councillor, and to raise issues which affect young people.
The Willingdon area and South Downs has always been known for its beautiful scenery. Spending time away at university made me appreciate how precious and important the community is.
Like all local residents, I share their concerns that the area is constantly under threat with new development, and I am proud of the fact that they are willing to join the fight in protecting our environment and precious green spaces.
It is always a pleasure to work with residents to make a difference for the community.
My home life
Since the age of 16, I have worked in the family takeaway at the weekends. In addition to this, I now practice full time as a solicitor.
My spare time
In the little spare time that I do have, I like to relax by socialising with friends, playing sports and exercising.