I am your Conservative candidate for the general election and I am currently fighting to keep a safe, sustainable Splash Park in Belvedere. As a mother of three children I know how important and valuable good outside spaces are for children and for the community as a whole.
So far I have:-
- Attended a public meeting of the Belvedere Community Forum at which I challenged Cabinet member, Cllr Alex Sawyer, for an absolute assurance that the Splash Park will be protected.
- Met with and lobbied Cllr Sawyer, on three separate occasions, to press upon him the importance of healthy outside spaces for children, especially given the recent rise in childhood obesity.
- Taken my campaign to the local Press.
As a trained Barrister I am now challenging the Council for:-
- The precise cost of replacing the Splash Park. Current figures vary wildly from £350 - £500,000.
- A guarantee that there will be further discussions with local residents/Councillors as soon as the Council’s report on the Splash Park is available and before any final decision is made.
- The identity of the unnamed local company which has offered a large donation to help revamp the Splash Park. I want a meeting with this company as soon as possible to see exactly what is on offer.
I intend to continue meeting with and lobbying the Council to ensure we keep a safe, sustainable Splash Park on that site.
If you agree with my campaign please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org or 078078 57230.