I am proud to have been working hard for Galley Common and Whittleford since I was first elected to Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council in May 2016. I will continue to work hard for our area and for our residents.
Dog mess and litter are issues I'm often contacted about. I regularly report both and will continue to campaign for more waste bins in problem areas and for action to be taken against irresponsible dog owners who put the health of others at risk.
Children in Galley Common, The Shires, and Whittleford need access to better play areas. There is a clear lack of adequate play parks in this area and the parks we do have are equipped with outdated or inadequate play equipment despite the Council receiving large sums of Section 106 money which has been spent elsewhere.
Off road motorcyclists riding through busy roads, across walkways and around play areas is a an issue I regularly hear of. I have met with this Warwickshire Police to discuss this and am looking at a number of schemes. Residents are urged to report incidents to the police by calling 101. They do have an off road motorcycle team and they have been to Galley Common following talks.
I have campaigned for traffic calming measures in Galley Common & Whittleford and will keep pushing for these to be installed. As a County Councillor I have an annual budget for road improvements and have worked with Highways officers to implement a number of works to improve our roads.
Galley Common has been badly let down in recent years and faces the prospect of having around 700 new houses being built despite the lack of infrastructure. I campaigned against the Golf Course site and will continue to stand up for our area.
Dan has been raising money to purchase life-saving defibrillators for Galley Common and Whittleford. The first has been installed at Galley Common Co-op on Chesterton Drive.
The defibrillators cost around £1000 each and need to be placed inside secure steel cabinets. They are accessible 24 hours a day and can only be accessed in life-threatening situations after dialling 999 for an ambulance.
Off-road motorbikes have been as issue here for a while, with motocross bikes riding through Whytell Pool and around the back fields and along pedestrian walkways. With easy access to tunnels and footpaths we have seen several stolen motorbikes dumped and set alight, with the tunnel between Kingswood Road and Beverley Avenue a hotspot for this. Dan has been working with Warwickshire Police and the County Council to tackle this growing problem.
Inconsiderate parking may seem like a petty issue but vehicles obstructing footpaths and the highway can cause massive problems and put pedestrians and other road users in unnecessary danger. Dan has been working Highways officers to to improve the situation along the likes of Plough Hill Road and Whittleford Road and has worked been in regular contact with the police to move badly parked vehicles when needed.