Thank you for electing me as your Councillor in Brighton Hill South.
I am truly honoured by the trust you have shown in me and am very excited to get to work. I know that in taking the baton from Pam Lonie. I have big shoes to fill and promise that I will give it my all.
I would like to thank Pam for her years of service and I wish her the very best for the future.
I consider myself fortunate to have had an opportunity to meet with and talk with so many really nice people in Brighton Hill over the last months and am looking forward to working with fellow Basingstoke Labour Councillors to ensure we protect our services and strive to make Brighton Hill the best place to be in Basingstoke.
Thank you for voting for me.
Your Brighton Hill Councillors
Brighton Hill is represented by four councillors at the Basingstoke and Deane Council. Two for Brighton Hill South, and two for Brighton Hill North.
At the moment three out of Brighton Hill’s four councillors are Labour Councillors – and we are a very, very hard-working and dedicated bunch, as those of you who have been helped by the team will know.
Your Labour Councillor team for Brighton hill are Kim Taylor, Andrew McCormick and Mark Taylor.
I hope this blog will help keep you in touch with local events and the work of your Labour Councillors.
Please use the comment sections. I cannot promise to reply to each one individually but I will read them all and try to update news. I want to read your views and opinions because by telling us what you think is important, you will be helping to make sure that we as your local Labour representatives are speaking up and campaigning on the right issues.
My Pledges to you
I will fight to save local bus services and the free bus pass for the OAP’s and disabled. I’ll oppose the Conservative cuts to the Brighton Hill’s bus service.
Help me campaign for more police on the beat. With 1000 less Hampshire police officers, tackling local crime and antisocial behaviour will be impossible. I want to see more police not less.
I want to see more investment in parking solutions and an end to the pothole epidemic in our roads.
I will oppose the Tory tip tax, charging to use the Wade Road tip will increase local fly tipping.
I will defend our sports pitches, parks and play areas from neglect and development. Our children need safe spaces to play in and our green spaces improve air quality and the environment.
I will campaign for regulation of local landlords. High rents and badly maintained properties are not good for tenants or their neighbours.
I will defend the Brighton Hill District Centre and support our local shops and small businesses.
Traveller Encampment opposite Hatch Warren School Many thanks to the residents who reported this in to me so quickly. The Police have been made aware and I spoke with the police on site, who tell me that at present the group are being co-operative and...read more
Like me you have had a letter from your GP practice to tell us about a proposed merger between the Gillies, Camrose and Hackwood surgeries. I understand that GPs Surgeries are finding it difficult to cope as the demands on them increase but is merging...read more
"Housing Hunger Games" Our local Conservative MP dismisses claims that there is a housing crisis as “outrageous”. In a front-page article of the Gazette she claims that Basingstoke “has built more homes than any other area in the past two decades”. Yet the...read more
Like everyone else I haven’t been able to go anywhere in Brighton Hill without having to swerve to miss one pothole after another. Everybody I talk to on the doorstep says the same . “ Its time to get it fixed”. But how, when the Tory Councils...read more
WASPI – Women against state pension inequality The background In his Budget statement on 30 November 1993, the then Conservative Chancellor of the Exchequer, Ken Clarke, announced that the Government had decided to equalise the State Pensionable Age (SPA)...read more
An important part of a local councillors’ role is making sure the views of all residents are both heard and acted upon when the Council makes policy decisions. One way we can collect your views is by asking you directly and we will be doing this by coming...read more
Let’s give Asda Brighton Hill a big hand for getting it right. For some time, Labour Councillors have received many complaints about the dumping of trolleys creating an eyesore in our local community. During Sunday’s Brighton hill community litter pick we...read more
Universal Credit is due to be rolled out across the Basingstoke area in February 201. The introduction of Universal Credit in other parts of the country has left people waiting six weeks to receive payment. Citizens Advice Basingstoke is warning people who...read more
Proposals have been announced to charge pensioners for their older persons bus pass. The plans are to charge you £10 when you apply for your pass. Plus you will be charged a whopping 50p every time you use the bus. That’s a pound, there and back every time you need to...read more
On 8th November 2017 at the Communities Environment and Partnerships committee meeting the Conservative Council voted in favour of Hampshire County Council introducing a Tip Tax at Wade Road - a £1 blanket admission charge for all people entering the site....read more