On 15 September I will standing for election as your new Alderwoman, building on my work as one of your councillors, representing residents and local businesses in Cripplegate.
It is holiday season but I hope to meet as many voters in person before polling day.
Your voice in the City, your voice for the City.
My key goals include:
- Protecting the Barbican and Golden Lane Estate from inappropriate developments
- Pushing for timely and quality, climate sensitive repairs and refurbishment
- Enhancing our quality of life: better support for our elderly, young and vulnerable; tackling anti-social behaviour and air pollution
- Radically improving how the City communicates and consults
You can read about some of the issues I’ve been involved in over the past five years in my News blog
I currently serve on the following committees:
- Barbican Residential Committee
- Community and Children’s Services Committee
- Planning and Transportation Committee
- Streets and Walkways Sub Committee
- Local Plan Sub Committee
- Housing Sub Committee
The past five years have been a learning experience and I have fought hard to get the residents’ voices heard. These are the issues that I will continue to fight for:
- Our homes must be made warm and sustainable as soon as possible, particularly in the light of rising energy costs and the climate crisis.
- Major works and repairs must be carried out as part of a coherent, thought out strategy, properly and fairly consulted on with residents.
- Residents must have more say in local developments like the Barbican Centre, 1 Golden Lane and London Wall Bastion House and the Museum of London site. These cannot be dictated by business interests alone.
- The City needs a better strategy, with resident input, for dealing with anti-social behaviour.
- A strong voice for residents without whom the City of London would not be a local authority.
- More consultation and more accountability.
- Care, health and wellbeing.
- Better air quality, more biodiversity and improved green space.