I am delighted to be able to put myself forward for election in the ward of Staining, my home ward. I believe you can only truly represent an area that you live in, care for and are passionate about. This is me, all my representations for our village have an immediate effect on me and my family, so it’s in my own interest to do a good job for us all.
My family and I have lived in Staining for the last 26 years and my children have all attended local schools. I am involved in most of the local community groups and have been for a great number of years. I take great pride in being part of Staining’s enviable community. Just recently I have become part of the governing body at Staining C of E School. This is a new role and I am certainly looking forward to engaging with the Head Teacher, staff and the children and being a link to the local council. I can be regularly seen throughout the village organising events always getting the community together, from our annual firework display, remembering our war heroes at the memorial gardens, to the enjoyable day we all spent celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. As well as this I have assisted many residents with issues and matters arising from various concerns. My door is always open, and I will always be here ready to listen and help where possible.
I have been on Staining Parish Council since 2010 and was elected as your borough councillor in 2017 since which time I have worked tirelessly to ensure we are represented at Fylde Council. Over the period I have been a borough councillor the playing fields and football pitches have been renovated, the drains, gullies and water courses have been inspected and some remedial works are presently being carried out to help prevent flooding on some of our residential streets; all of this is with assistance from Fylde Council. I have served as a member of the Planning Committee and have always voiced my opinions, concerns and thoughts about any items that have an impact on our village and its residents.
The village is very important to me, and I would like the opportunity to continue to represent Staining as your Fylde Borough Councillor. All residents have my assurance I will always have the best interests of our beautiful village at the forefront of my representations should I be re-elected. I consider our village way of life paramount and believe what matters to you as a resident matters to me as a resident.
I am your Strong voice for our Rural Community.