Sue and Poppy’s Labour Party priorities for Burpham.
- NO to plans that increase traffic down residential roads.
- Clean up our air – better monitoring of traffic pollution, thicker hedging.
- Create even better green spaces for children, youth, sports and leisure.
- More activities and facilities for young people.
- A bigger say in developing small- and medium-sized housing, including affordable homes for the young people of Burpham.
- Fix our roads – potholes, standing water and congestion.
Burpham has grown rapidly from a farming village to a busy gateway to Guildford. Unless we plan carefully, the character of Burpham will be lost under the weight of traffic, the Aldi traffic jam and the Conservative council’s proposal for a dual carriageway along London Road.
We like Aldi, but our main road is not the place for a car park queue. We advocate another budget supermarket on the other side of town so that customers shop locally and eastbound traffic is reduced.
And we need protection from the traffic fumes and tyre particles. A simple, cheap and beautiful solution was given to the community association by Professor Kumar: plant ‘green walls’ of shrub and bush along the roads, and lay walking paths through the park to avoid kerbside pollution.
We support the efforts of the Burpham Community Association and would work closely with it in your best interests.
Sue & Poppy
Sue has been a teacher, best-selling educational writer, Surrey schools inspector and the government’s chief adviser on school standards to both Labour and Coalition secretaries of state. She is an active member of the Burpham Community Association and recently co-organised the Burpham Winter Lectures.
Poppy grew up in Guildford and is training to become a lawyer in a human rights firm. She is dedicated to improving equality for all, tolerance of others and better life chances for young people in Guildford.
Between us, we have a wide portfolio of charitable work and local volunteering. Our joint commitment is to give people more say in their lives and more chances to enjoy life with their neighbours.
Promoted by Sue Hackman on behalf of Guildford Labour Party both at 9b Martyr Rd Guildford GU1 4LF.