Below are some of the campaigns I am involved in in Podsmead. Please get in touch if you would like to join me in my campaigning.
Fixing Podsmead’s roads & pavements
Many road surfaces in our city are marred by potholes and cracks. I am working hard to report and get potholes filled, pavement and footpaths repaired, and to press for timely resurfacing to be carried out on the worst roads. I will continue to lobby the Conservative administration to do more and to allocate more money to fix our roads.
Please get in touch if you know of any potholes, footpaths or poor road surfaces that need attention.
Podsmead child literacy scheme
As an English graduate I know that books and reading can be a passport to another world of the imagination.
I want to help local children to access books and reading and to improve their literacy.
Working with Linda Cohen and The Crypt School, Podsmead, we have been going out into local primary schools and making donations of books. I allocated part of my councillor fund to Grange Primary Academy to help refurbish their library.
Before Covid-19, pupils from Crypt were going to Grange to hear the pupils read, and we intend to resume this after the pandemic. We will also be expanding to more schools and to use adult volunteers to hear the children read.
A website has now been set up at www.readwithme.org.uk, to give information about the project. Do take a look.
If you would like to help in the literacy scheme or donate money or books, please let me know.
Supporting the community
I regularly promote Podsmead businesses and community groups, and do all I can to support them and help them to thrive. I work with partners to bring funding, help and connections to local groups.
As we recover from Covid-19 as a city, it’s important that we use local shops as much as possible.
Improving Tuffley Park
I am working with park users, residents and the council to make improvements to the local environment and to Tuffley Park.
Working with Blackbridge
I am working with residents and the Blackbridge Charitable Community Benefit Society to deliver the sports hub and facilities. This project will enhance the local community, bringing jobs and investment to Podsmead and improving health inequalities in this historically deprived area. The BCCBS can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org.