85% of residents agree that the Council’s 'Local Plan' for development must not pave over our Green Belt to make way for more houses. I am campaigning hard to stop Elmbridge Borough Council releasing any Green Belt land for development.
Every family should have the choice of sending their children to one of our excellent, local schools. I have already supported the creation of two new secondary schools - the new Cobham Free School site and Heathside Walton (opening later this year). I will continue to work with Surrey County Council and local school leaders to increase the number of school places in our area.
Businesses in Elmbridge benefitted from £48.7 million in government Covid-19 business grants. Now my focus is on helping local businesses thrive and grow. I am supporting local Chambers of Commerce and Business Improvement Districts to help our High Streets prosper and cut red tape for local businesses.
Surrey Police are recruiting 104 new police officers this year as part of the government's programme to recruit 20,000 more officers. I am working with the Police and Crime Commissioner and local police teams to tackle pockets of crime across Esher and Walton.
Commuters in Esher and Walton constituency deserve the best rail services. I will campaign for "Zone 6" to be extended to Hinchley Wood station and beyond and to improve step-free access at all our stations. On our roads, I will campaign for safer crossings and traffic calming measures outside our schools.
Over the winter, our hospitals and GPs received additional funding to help keep our NHS moving. Now, I will focus on supporting local GPs in restoring in-person appointments, so more Esher and Walton residents can access the care they need.
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