Candidate Statements - CWAC Elections - Neston Ward
|Published: 22nd April 2019 09:07|
Local Government Elections 2019 - Cheshire West and Chester Council - Neston Ward
There is 1 seat available in this ward, with 2 candidates nominated. You may only vote for 1 candidate (1 vote per seat available).
Each candidate was invited to submit a statement of no more than 300 words, and a photograph. Statements received are listed below in alphabetical order.
Statements are unedited. Photographs have all been reduced to 130 pixel width (depths may vary).
Roberts, Dominic (Conservative)
Hands up everyone who thinks it's going well in Parliament? .........Yes I thought so, my hand stayed down as well. But thankfully these elections are genuinely about local issues and what we can do together to make our town successful.
My name is Dominic Roberts, and like you, life is busy. My wife and I work, we have three children, three dogs and I am fortunate enough to be both a Neston Town Councillor and school governor. Spare time is often spent, taking the boys to football, walking the dogs, volunteering at parkrun, or if I feel energetic enough, I take part. So why do I want to be your Councillor? I want to live in a town that is safe to walk in, has green spaces, facilities for sport, where there are successful businesses and a strong sense of community. These are things that I know we all value, but I also want to make sure we receive our fair share of the investment. With Neston being on the edge of the county we can get overlooked. I want to bring fresh ideas and fight for our share of the big projects that will have a lasting impact on the town, so my priorities for Neston are:
- Safe and secure streets, including improvements to the A540 junctions.
- Investment in our schools to give our children the very best opportunities.
- Work with partners to deliver viable public transport options to Chester and Liverpool, and to have safe cycle routes within the town and to neighbouring villages.
- Develop Neston businesses and protect our green spaces.
If we can get these things right, in a financially responsible way, then many of the other benefits will follow. So please help me to make this happen for Neston.
Williams, Andrew (Labour)
Public transport is also of concern and last year we saw the proposal to drop the crucial 272 service but due to council efforts and a fantastic campaign by you the public we managed to save this bus route. These elections are about who you want to run your local services and despite reduced government funding I think the labour group has done a remarkable job under difficult circumstances winning national awards for its efforts. I think the thing that I am most proud about in Neston is people's willingness to give their time to community projects and I want to be able to carry on supporting these.
I am involved in Neston female society (Ladies Walk) of which I am secretary and the friends of lees lane ponds of which I am chairman. I also aim to carry on my councillor surgeries in the town hall and be easily contacted when residents need my help. Please vote for me Andy Williams on May 2nd.