I have lived in Gloucester since 1995 when until my retirement, I worked in Higher Education.
I live in Gloucester and have worked as a foster carer and small businessman for many years.
My priorities are:
I have lived in Gloucestershire for 36 years now and in Longlevens for 12.
My prime interests in this election are:
I moved to Gloucester in 2007 with my family and enjoy life here. I’ve long been a learning disabilities nurse, but now work in dementia services. I campaign on social and environmental issues, and love cycling. I feel the County Council should safeguard against short sighted motives, greed and unfairness. I’d listen to residents and be imaginative in solving problems. I’d favour small local businesses and oppose developments that threaten them. I’d support disabled, elderly and vulnerable residents, and engage with youth projects. I’d call for 20mph limits in all residential areas, so people can feel safer to walk and cycle.
1. I am a life-long Gloucestershire resident with family in Quedgeley, Standish and Kingsway. I am chair of Glosvain, the anti-incinerator campaign group, a Village Hall treasurer and an active musician.
2. I will seek to overturn the council's cabinet system, returning to committees that allow all councillors a part in decision making and following the Freedom of Information Tribunal victory, seek a ban on secret contracts.
3. I will aim for an end to unjustified service privatisations and the secret selling of our council's assets, returning the council to its service provider role.
I have lived in Gloucester for 30 years, doing what I can to reduce my environmental impact. As a Green councillor I would aim to do the same for Gloucestershire.
My priority would be a good life for all, that doesn't cost the earth.