Battins Ward

I have lived in and served Leigh Park for over 30 years and care passionately about our area.

I am committed to helping local residents and know the importance of having those voices on the council so that we aren’t forgotten.

I have always worked tirelessly for this community; from resolving housing and day to day issues, fighting to save and maintain our beauty spots and supporting local businesses, events and charities as a Councillor and Havant Mayor to supporting our schools as a school governor and even in my former job as a local bus driver.

I still firmly believe that local people should represent their local area.

If elected I will:

  • Speak up for and be active in our ward.
  • Help with issues and problems you may face.
  • Work hard to get the best possible deal for Battins.

Our community is suffering from a cost of living catastrophe that continues to spiral out of control. Record high fuel costs and skyrocketing energy bills lead people to worry about keeping the lights on or getting to work each week, even if they can find a petrol station still open. The weekly shop is a nightmare of new shocks to the wallet as the cost of kitchen staples keeps rising.

Housing costs continue to spiral and “affordable” rents aren’t affordable at all, many at 80% of already exhorbitant market values and with little availability.

Yet, our local council, which should be doing more to support residents in need and “level up” our community is wasting precious time and millions of pounds on several failed projects while many councillors attend less than half of council meetings (almost half not bothering to turn up to last month’s meeting) and infighting leading to sudden resignations and questionable promotions, wiht our council currently being led by someone with very little experience or know how.

I thought I had retired from public service, after many years serving my local community in Leigh Park. I was content to hand up my tie collection and redirect residents in need to their currently serving councillors. Yet, the events of the last year have shown me that there is still work to be done. I hope you will support me to carry on working for our community.

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