It's time for a short break from delivering leaflets - mainly as I await the arrival of a second batch from the printers. However, it gives me a chance to reflect on the campaign so far. Two years ago most of my material landed on doorsteps too late for postal voters to really consider … Continue reading Getting a name around town (or Oakwood)
I have been asked to state my view on the main issues facing Derby and Oakwood residents. Whilst I feel that this is difficult to do without all the facts and research that would be available to a sitting councillor, in this blog post I will aim to state my position based on what I … Continue reading My View on the Key Issues in Derby
It occurred to me that I should tell you a bit more about my background and experience to help you decide if I have the skills needed to be a councillor. I'm 38 years old, married with 2 young children (one 6 and the other rapidly approaching 3) and currently working as an agency supply … Continue reading Qualified for Councillor?
Welcome back to those of you who are regular followers of this blog and a warm welcome to any new viewers. Many of you will know me well, and in person, and I thank you for taking the time to read this and support my campaign to be an Independent Councillor representing Oakwood on Derby … Continue reading An Alternative for Oakwood
Last week I was asked if I knew of anyway to put a potential library volunteer in touch with other like-minded people who had also expressed an interest. This comes as a result of Derby City Council proposing that 10 of the city's 15 libraries become Community Managed Libraries rather than being kept under the … Continue reading To volunteer or not to volunteer?
Local Council funding for support of homeless people in Derby has significantly decreased in the last few years. At the same time, there has been an increase in the number of people finding themselves sleeping on the City's streets. There are number of charitable organisations that provide services and shelter for these people throughout the … Continue reading Fundraising for Nightshelter
I'm aware that some of you may think I have vanished into the ether following the local election in 2016. I had meant to continue blogging but my home life took a number of interesting turns and I had other things that required my attention. I have spent a number of hours reflecting on the … Continue reading Thoughts on a year gone by…
As a result of my relative success at the local election, I have decided to press ahead with my exploration of the democratic process in Derby. The primary step being to attend the first full council meeting of the electoral year held in the Council Chamber in the council house. It was apparent that I had … Continue reading Democracy in action???
It's been a week since I last posted. I promised myself and my family a break after the election which has been very refreshing. I've also celebrated my son's first birthday. I want to share with you my experience of the count. Under good advice my husband and myself decided not to go to the … Continue reading Stand up and be counted
This is my final post before the election tomorrow. I hope it's going to be relatively short. What I want to do is say a massive thank you to everyone who has supported me on this campaign. I have been completely overwhelmed. The list is endless and you all know who you are but I'd … Continue reading Massive Thanks!