Community group Peasedown 1st have elected a new management team to take them forward over the next few years.
Set up in 2010 to promote local projects and encourage people to get involved in local politics, three members of the new team will be standing as candidates in the parish council by election on Thursday April 11th.
With a range of skills and experience, Peasedown 1st hopes to add to the talents that already exist on the council.
For full details about Peasedown 1st and what projects they are involved with visit www.peasedown1st.org.uk.
The three Peasedown 1st candidates are:
Tracy is Peasedown ‘born and bred’ and lives in Adams Close with her two sons, aged 14 and 7. Having attended the local primary school and Writhlington Secondary she knows the village extremely well. She says “There is something special about Peasedown. It has that friendly feel that no other place has.”
Tracy is a regular volunteer at Party in the Park and wants to see more being done to bring people together. She’s a big supporter of the Peasedown 1st ‘Write to Roger’ campaign for a roundabout at the southern end of the village, she wants local people to have first choice when new homes become available and is keen to see Peasedown entered into the ‘B&NES In Bloom’ competition.
Becci lives locally with her husband and young children who attend Peasedown Primary School. She’s a strong campaigner against plans to build 89 homes in Greenlands Road, has been campaigning for more road safety in Sunnyside View, and has run several successful community clean up events.
“The community has a lot going for it”, says Becci. “Peasedown is a fantastic place to live, and the ideal location to bring up children – which is why I live here.”
Becci already has a track record of getting things done. She is the driving force behind the ‘Write to Roger’ campaign and has been campaigning to keep the public toilets open in Greenlands Road car park.
Kenny knows what it’s like to ‘give something back’. He spent two years volunteering at Peasedown Youth Centre and has raised hundreds of pounds for charity, including a recent event at the Waggon and Horses pub for Macmillan Cancer Support. Kenny believes “The Parish Council needs a fresh face who will represent young people’s views. The youth centre is a valuable part of the village and greater ties with the council would benefit everyone.” Kenny will work with local teenagers to ensure they continue to have a say, and wants to see more investment in play parks for children.