Our Labour Party priorities for Westborough.
- We will argue for more affordable homes – ones that key workers and our own children can afford to buy or rent.
- We will insist on quicker and better house repairs for council tenants.
- We will improve on- and off-street parking for residents. Too many roads in Westborough have become car parks for others.
- We will fix the potholes!
- We would love to offer a junk amnesty to clear our gardens and green spaces as part of a campaign to freshen up the streets
- We will work together with bus companies to provide a better bus service, under new powers that encourage a fresh approach.
- We will promote the ‘greening’ of Westborough with better planting and with traffic hedges to limit pollution on the kerbside – a form of protection researched right here in Guildford.
- We will work with schools, bus companies and neighbours to reduce pollution and protect our children. In particular, we will monitor air quality outside our schools.
- We will stand up for the needs of Westborough and Park Barn where our existing councillors have failed us.
- We will promote more local events and amenities for young people and families.
Amanda Creese is a familiar face to people who have used the Guildford Citizens Advice service, and has spent over 20 years working with people in need, by supporting benefits claimants and prisoners looking to resettle on release. Amanda is an amputee, and campaigns for the rights of everyone to have access to Guildford’s pleasures.
George Dokimakis has lived in Westborough since 2011 with his young family. He is a senior manager in Cyber Security working for the financial regulator protecting consumers from harm. He has been active locally since 2014 helping our most vulnerable neighbours with their local issues. He wants a better Guildford that works for everyone and he wants to be the strong voice that Westborough and Park Barn are sorely lacking in the council. He champions the needs of families, and for transparency, accountability and local engagement.
Howard Smith was born in Stoughton Road and went to school at Bellfields Junior School and George Abbot Secondary. He is married with two pre-schoolers. A musician and music promoter, he lives and works in Guildford. He says, ‘Over the years I have seen many changes to our town, and I’m passionate that what comes next is the best that it can be.’
Promoted by Sue Hackman on behalf of Guildford Labour Party both at 9b Martyr Rd Guildford GU1 4LF.