We have a real opportunity to make a difference in Alton, at the Hampshire County Council elections on Thursday 4th May.
If you share any of my concerns about the conditions of our roads, the threat of closure of our Household Waste Recycling Centre, or the lack of investment in children's services, then please consider giving me your support.
I have worked in the public sector for most of my adult life. For 24 years, from the age of 16, I served in the Royal Corps of Signals, where the lessons of identifying objectives, developing strategies for achieving those objectives, and team work, were developed. These skills have enabled me to be an effective elected Councillor on two Councils, one in North Dorset, and the other in the Test Valley. When I have stood for re-election, my vote has increased.
My wife and I chose to live in Alton because of the strong sense of community and the friendliness of its people - I'm pleased to say we've not been disappointed in our choice.
I'm active in the town - I am the Chairman of the Alton Allotment Association, and a member of the Alton Society.
As the originator of the petition to 'Save Alton's Recycling Centre' last October, I was very pleased to see the Conservatives perform a policy U-turn, and keep the site open 7 days a week….. for now.
There are big challenges ahead - an increase in housing, the vitality of our town centre and a new Sports Centre that may or may not meet the needs of our many sports clubs and associations.
As the Liberal Democrat candidate for Alton & Holybourne, I promise to listen to your views, and to work hard to serve our town.
Please vote for me using your Postal Vote, or at the polling station on Thursday, 4th May.