A bit about me
I live in St Giles Division (Glebe/Abbey Wards Lincoln City) and was elected as County Councillor in May 2017. I am married to Judy and we have 3 sons, 1 granddaughter and 4 grandsons. We enjoy Live Music, keeping fit, and caravanning.
Understanding Your Concerns
I walk or cycle the area most days so I am aware of the problems facing residents. This regular monitoring of public services has enabled St Giles Division to have faults like footway trip hazards, potholes, flood, diseased trees, streetlights, traffic signals and arterial network signage, rectified in a timely manner. This is more effective than being left to cyclical inspections by a reduced number of Lincolnshire County Council (LCC) officers.
I have ensured that footways on strategic routes to hospital/shops are safe by resurfacing those that have needed it, e.g Outer Circle, Wolsey Way and Nettleham Road previously and Chaucer Drive, Scott Gardens, Austen Walk, Macaulay Drive, Geneva Avenue, Wragby Road and Nettleham Road currently.
Delivering For St Giles
Reporting/follow up of faults identified is a time consuming, but absolute necessity to ensure that St. Giles receives its equitable service. FixMyStreet is Lincoln County Councils Public Domain method of recording the fault data. The resolution data for St Giles is treble that of any other Division.
I am involved with St Giles Neighbourhood Board in helping with residents’ issues and previously worked with Residents on Lincoln Eastern Bypass to prevent Carlton Boulevard becoming a “rat-run” cut through. The effect is NOW evident with Hawthorn Road becoming truncated and Ruskin Avenue/Wragby Road and Outer Circle also now less polluted.
Representing You Properly
In the future, after COVID, I would like to start ‘Walking Surgeries’ in St. Giles to ensure that all of the Division is inspected by Councillors. This will supplement the current Surgeries and ensure residents have further opportunity to discuss issues.
As a Labour Councillor, I have worked on Health Scrutiny, Highways, Planning/ Regulation, Public Rights of Way and Flood/Water Committees. Meetings have continued online during Covid lockdown, and during the 4 years of this Council, I have attended 99% of them. I also ring-fenced my Covid Grant of £3000 for the needs of Lincoln residents.
I worked in local government for 32 years and now most of my time is devoted to serving Lincoln St. Giles and Lincoln Labour Party. I am a lifelong Trade Union Member of the Musicians’ Union and Unison.
Vote for Labour on May 6th and I will continue to effectively serve everyone in the St Giles community