Community group Peasedown 1st have selected a local Mum from Frederick Avenue, Peasedown St John, to stand as their candidate for the Parish Council by-election on February 14th.
Becci McCafferty, who has five young children, four of which go to Peasedown St John Primary School, already has a strong track record of getting things done in the community.
She said: “I’m pleased to have been chosen as the Peasedown 1st candidate for the upcoming by-election. Peasedown is a fantastic place to live, and the ideal location to bring up children – which is why I live here.
“The community has a lot going for it, much of which Peasedown 1st has shown over the last two years with their events, fundraising initiatives and community clean-ups.
“If I’m elected on 14th February I’ll do my best to continue moving our village forward as a place where all people feel welcomed and included.”
Throughout January, Becci’s campaign has already made an impact with over 2,600 flyers being delivered to every home – featuring news about what she has been doing in the community.
This week she received the backing of B&NES Councillor Nathan Hartley. He said: “We’ve all met the politicians who promise the earth but don’t deliver. Thankfully, Becci isn’t like that and already has a long list of achievements she can add to her name.
“She has become quite well known throughout Peasedown for her ‘Write to Roger’ campaign, her opposition to the Greenlands Road housing development plans, volunteering at events like Party in the Park and Christmas in the Park, the campaign for more road safety in Sunnyside View, and by running successful community clean up events.
“Becci will be a hard working local councillor that puts Peasedown first. I hope people will lend her their vote on February 14th.”
For the campaign, Nathan has recorded a short film outlining his support for Becci which can be viewed at www.youtube.com/cllrnathanhartley
Peasedown 1st was set up in 2010 to strengthen community spirit and promote democracy. The group believe that local people know best and decisions should always be made at the grassroots whenever possible.
Their by-election campaign has been funded thanks to a generous donation from the late Roy Sansom who left the funding to Peasedown 1st in his will. Roy sadly passed away before Christmas.
The group’s activist network includes members of the Labour, Conservative and Liberal Democrat parties, who all share the belief that party politics shouldn’t enter the parish council and have decided to put their differences aside to focus on making Peasedown St John a better place to live in.
For more details about Becci McCafferty, her campaign and Peasedown 1st visit www.peasedown1st.org.uk