in buoyant mood in Burnham and Highbridge ahead of election
candidates in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge are in buoyant mood
ahead of May's County Council election.
party's Lorna Corke - who is standing in Highbridge and Burnham
South - and Brian Hobbs - who is standing in Burnham North - say
they are getting lots of positive support on local doorsteps.
caught up with the two this week as campaigning continues ahead
of the May 4th County Council election when residents go to the
polls. We are featuring the key local candidates,
having already reported on the Lib
Dems and Conservatives.
has lived in Burnham for over ten years and is a recruitment consultant.
He says: "I am so fed up of listening to comments from the
County Council that there is no money to maintain roads or local
past Conservative leadership have said that the only option is to
raise council tax, but I disagree. The money is there - it has just
been mismanaged and used on misguided schemes and squandered away.
I'm here to represent the local people and ensure services are properly
provided. There's a good case for more bobbies on the beat in Burnham
and better education for our children."
people need and deserve a local councillor who will put local people
first and are prepared to ask awkward questions, tackling local
issues head on. Too many council decisions are made behind closed
doors, unopposed. If elected, I will hold fortnightly surgeries
for people to discuss local issues with me which I will then action."
has lived in the Burnham area since 1988 and is standing for UKIP
in Highbridge and Burnham South. She is currently a Sedgemoor district
councillor for UKIP in the Highbridge and Burnham Marine ward.
November I was invited to join the Local Government Association's
Board in London 'Think Tank' for Children and Young People. I believe
that every child has abilities and gifts and the challenge before
us as a nation is to bring forth an educational system that can
encompass and encourage the needs of each child."
and young people are our future and it is unacceptable that so many
are involved in Job Seekers Allowance and Employment Support Allowance.
At the moment there is help for people on JSA in Highbridge and
I would like to see established a hub where people can go to for
help who are on ESA in Highbridge. I therefore support the work
of a new community organisation called Under Construction in Bridgewater
and believe they should extend their work into Highbridge."
opportunities for the creation of new jobs in the area as a whole
has increased dramatically with the start of Hinckley C. The local
colleges are expanding their courses to meet these needs. This has
to be a golden opportunity, not only for those starting out on careers
but those who want to take up the challenge of a change."
housing for Highbridge is being considered through the Local Plan.
As Group Leader for UKIP at SDC I am part of the Leaders Development
Framework Group to ensure the best decisions come forth for HIghbridge.
The government supports Brown Field sites being used first before
Green Field, this policy needs to come forth. Flooding in the area
is a challenge and listening to local people who know the area is
key. Therefore fortnightly meetings will be set up in Highbridge."