2015, saw a huge amount of work going on in the Ward, and I was very busy with a number of key issues.
The 2 sites in Aldington, The extra care home & Quarry Wood began and a lot of work was put into liaising with the Council, the developers & residents.
I attended around 96% of all Parish Council meetings across Aldington, Bonnington, Bilsington & Ruckinge – the area where I am lead Councilor, and around 55% of the meetings in Brabourne, Smeeth, Brook & Hastingleigh, where my colleague William, leads.
I successfully ensured that the illegal race track was stopped in Ruckinge, and ensured through working with Southern Water that Bromley Green Road finally get a solution to their 20 year flooding issues.
I also held a number of surgeries in the Ward, together with the MP Damian Collins & KCC member Andrew Wickham, and I attended as many Coffee mornings, Fetes and local events as I could.
In November I submitted a 21 page report to ABC on the Site submissions in the Aldington area, and presented the area case for a rest in building at a meeting at ABC, the results of which will be open to consultation in April2016.
This has led to the project “Village Protection Policy” where I am seeking, together with residents & Parish Councils, to get a policy included in the planning structure at Ashford Borough Council, that will protect the characteristics of our area against unwanted development.
These are just some of the key projects that I undertook that show I have been working on your behalf.
In May 2015, I was delighted to be re-elected to serve you all for another 4 years- a vote of confidence that I thank you all for. I was also honored to be appointed to the Cabinet at Ashford Borough Council with the Portfolio Information & Communication.
2016 has begun with gusto- together with my colleague William, I am involved in providing robust arguments against the unplanned and aggressive push by a developer to build 125 homes in Brabourne on agricultural land.
I will continue in 2016 to serve your best interests to the upmost
Thank you for your support in the last year and since my election in May 2013!