This past year has been tough for our communities, our lives have come to a standstill, and personal hardship has been troubling each and every one of us. So firstly I would like to take this opportunity to say that I want to be there for our community. Please contact me if you would like to.
Having lived locally for much of my life and proudly serving the community, I am now seeking to represent Baldock and Letchworth East at County Council. As I have experienced many different circumstances in life, there are many issues I feel strongly about.
When I was young I was diagnosed with Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and ADD. Luckily I got the help I needed early; help I believe every disadvantaged child should have as a right. If elected, I will personally push the Council to extend help to children and adults with learning difficulties. The current waiting list for a diagnosis of autism in the county can be over a year.
In my early life, my teachers thought it was of the utmost importance that children develop a love for the great outdoors and so my passion for the natural world was born. The environment is at the heart of everything I do and will be at the heart of every decision I take on your behalf.
Mental health is another issue close to my heart and one I want to address. The nation’s mental health is suffering and I personally am worried that poor mental health could become the next pandemic. That’s why I would lobby the government to improve mental health services, provide more support to mental health charities, and adopt a mental health first aid policy at work.
Baldock and Letchworth are beautiful places with caring communities. There is so much to love about these towns and so much potential. That’s why as a Councillor I would maintain a close relationship with the people of Baldock and Letchworth, reaching out to every member of the community.
On the 6th of May, you have a chance to put your faith in a vision we can all share: a vision of inclusivity, community and boldness. Together we can improve the lives of our neighbours. Together we can make a difference.