The Green Candidate for District Council in Buckhurst Hill West for District and the Parish Council By Election is Roger Neville. Last year Roger came second in both Parish and District Elections with the Lib Dems and Labour behind so he is best placed to beat the Conservatives.
Roger Neville, 68, is a Chatered Accountant, and was born in Stag Lane, and has lived in Roebuck Lane and Rous Road. Roger has a wealth of experince to offer the Parish and District. In electing Roger you will be electing someone who will work hard for the area.
If elected Roger will be pushing for:
More Litter Bins.
Will push for 20 mph limits in residentail roads.
A wider variety of youth actiivites.
Greater consultation of residents on issues that affect all of us.
A garden share scheme to allow people who do not have access to a garden to grow fruit and veg.
I am your parish candidate this year, and if elected will be the only non-Conservative on the parish council. As it stands parish councils only deal with things like parks, playgrounds, community halls, and putting on community events. They also have an advisory role on planning issues. It would be good to have someone from a different party to balance the Conservatives.
Locally the fight will be between myself and the Conservatives. I was elected as a district councillor by 61 votes last year and missed out on being a parish councillor by 26 votes three years ago. It will be close this time so every vote counts.
In this last year I have been busy finding my feet as a district councillor, learning the ropes of how the council does things. As a single voice I can make things known and represent residents of Buckhurst Hill East that the Conservatives have forgotten.
However this does not mean I cannot get certain things done, and I have.
• after consulting with residents I got a row of trees planted in Loughton Way to limit parking on grass verges,
• got cleared a lot of litter and fly tipping that affected the path that runs by the River Roding behind all Hornbeam Road and Hornbeam Close and beyond
• got Epping Forest District Council to agree to do a regular litter pick there in what seems to be in an area that seems to have been forgotten about by the council for a long time.
• Reported a number of individual pot holes and got a number of them filled
• Organised litter picks.
What else I am doing in your area?
I've also highlighted the junction of Pentlow Way and Loughton Way, and the process has begun to introduce double yellow lines at the junction. As well as this Cedar Close will get that treatment very soon. River Road residents will be consulted on a single yellow line down one side to stop commuter parking by Essex. Albert Road too will have parking restrictions.
I have been petitioning for a pedestrian crossing on Buckhurst Way near the Monkhams pub. I am recently celebrated victory as a pedestrian phase will be introduced at the junction of Loughton WayRoding Lane/Palmerston Road/Albert Road after many years of campaigning.
I will consult with residents over options to slow traffic on Loughton Way.
20 mph limits are a stage closer.It is going to take some time.
I continue to make representations to the police on matters raised by residents at the new local community meetings.
I am celebrating the news that the crossing of Loughton Way/Albert Road/Roding Lane and Palmerston Road is to get a pedestrian phase which will allow residents to cross the busy junction with more safely. I have campaigned for several years for this with local residents and the county council only started to look at it after I got a petition of over 200 local residents. This is a victory for myself and all the residents who have longed for this to happen. It has been long overdue. However I'm delighted that this is now going to happen and would like to thank all those at the county council for recognizing the need to change.