I am fighting, with local Conservative councillors, to protect our Green Belt from house-building and safeguard it for future generations. I am also encouraging the supply of more environmentally friendly homes locally – which mean lower bills for residents, and a cleaner local environment.
Since 2010 I have campaigned for local school expansion to ease the pressure on places across the borough. Cobham Free School’s new permanent site is now complete, and the new Heathside Walton School will open next year. I am also focussing on increasing standards in schools, so more children can benefit from the very best education.
As we recover from the pandemic, I am ensuring that our local High Streets and independent businesses get the support they need. Elmbridge businesses have received £48m in grants so far, helping them to bounce back from Coronavirus. I am supporting local Chambers of Commerce and Business Improvement Districts, which help High Streets to prosper as the centres of our communities.
I am working with Surrey Police and the Conservative Police and Crime Commissioner to increase police visibility, with more officers on the streets. This will help to tackle local burglaries and anti-social behaviour. At the national level, I am ensuring that our local officers have the powers and support they need to keep crime low.
As more commuters return to local stations, I am holding South Western Railway to account on delivering more reliable, less crowded trains. I am ensuring that the government’s £2.5bn Potholes Fund continues to have a real impact in Elmbridge – making roads safer and easier to use for cars, cyclists and pedestrians.
I am making sure that record NHS funding delivers more doctors, nurses and GP appointments in Elmbridge. Both Kingston and Ashford and St Peter’s NHS Trusts have received significant investment recently, and I’m supporting our precious local community hospitals.
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