I have lived in Bishop’s Waltham all my life attending local schools, playing for Bishop’s Waltham Dynamos, and being an active scout. For seven years, I volunteered as a Community First Responder for the town and have been active in my opposition to the proposed gas power plant in our historic market town.
I have spent the past ten years working on the frontline in the Accident and Emergency Department of the Royal Hampshire County Hospital as a Medical assistant, a trainer and as a Manager with responsibility for the flow of patients coming into hospital, and those being discharged to go home. I am currently studying for a new career in software development at Solent University. I love Bishop’s Waltham. Every day I walk past our newly renovated pond, and the High Street with many local businesses and use its facilities for meeting friends and enjoying its catering outlets.
It would be a great privilege to represent my hometown, on Winchester City Council.
Protecting Local Services - Local services have been hit hard by the Conservatives. County Councillors have been supporting cuts in local bus services and bus passes. As someone who regularly uses the X10 bus to Southampton, I understand how important this service is to students, commuters and shoppers. Bus services must remain open for Bishops Waltham!
Action on recycling - Our recycling rate has dropped under the Conservatives. Following a Lib Dem Campaign the Council is working on household glass collections. I will work hard to make sure they don’t bottle it!
Action on Development - Too much development in Winchester and other nearby Councils doesn’t have the infrastructure it needs and our area is paying the price. I will stand up for appropriate development giving priority to affordable homes. I will seek to ensure that our community benefits from improved infrastructure and services contributed to by the developers themselves.
Preventing fly tipping - With increased charges at our recycling centre, people are concerned about extra fly-tipping. We will be vigilant and aggressive towards illegal fly tipping and litter disposal.
Enforcing Speed Restrictions - Speeding limits on our local main roads must be enforced to improve safety and reduce noise and pollution. I will press for more proactive electronic signs to warn motorists of their speeds like the one outside Durley School. There is a priority to do this on the Winchester Road through the Town.
To help get a better deal locally, please support local candidate Jonathan William as our new local Councillor. He will take up local issues and get things done to improve our community. It is time to make sure that the interests of our area are properly considered on the Winchester City Council.
To get in touch with Jonathan please email him on [email protected] or call on 07791 079432.