22 May is election day in Chipping Norton and nationwide for District, Town and EU elections. Yesterday, we detailed the candidates standing for the town council vacancy, and today, it’s the West Oxfordshire District Council candidates’ turn.
One of Chipping Norton’s three District seats (currently held by Annie Roy-Barker, elected as a Conservative but now an Independent) is up for election by way of a four year rota.
West Oxfordshire District Council has a large Conservative majority on its 49 seats, and has prime responsibility for items such as planning, housing, refuse and recycling collection, street scene, parking wardens, public toilets and environment, tourism, arts and leisure.
The following candidates are standing for a Chippy seat:
Laetisia grew up in north Oxfordshire and Chipping Norton was part of her childhood, being in one of the theatre’s famous pantomimes. Her family have made their home in Chippy with her son at local nursery.
Laetisia keenly supports the Lido where she attends synchronised swimming classes.
She works as an NHS Project Manager, and was recently a key team member fighting to save the Ace Centre, coordinating the media campaign, gathering petition signatures and lobbying David Cameron.
She will fight hard to protect and enhance our services. She says,: ‘I am proud to be part of such a vibrant and supportive community, something that makes Chippy special and why I feel so passionately about the Town.”
‘You politicians are all the same, you promise the us the world, just to get elected, and then you forget all about us’.
What a greeting to get in a local shop! I do not see myself as a politician, I am a normal resident who is fed up with the status quo. Those who made this comment are preparing a list of concerns.
If elected, I will do whatever is in my power to address these and any issues Chipping Norton residents tell me about, I may not be able to do resolve them, but I will try, I can promise no more than that.
Tell me what you would like me to do, if elected, on UKIP.ChippingNorton@gmail.com or 07770 163897.
Guy lives in Chipping Norton with his wife and two children. He owns his own business in the centre of town, strongly believes that living in a community you should be prepared to put something back when needed, and sees standing for election as one way of doing that.
Guy also supports the Town by providing and joint funding snow clearing equipment including the quad bikes. Guy is hardworking by nature and does not like taking no for an answer.
If elected he will work closely with County Councillor Hilary Biles and the Town Council in the best interests of residents. Keeping our NHS facilities, encouraging business and more jobs and working with police to stamp out crime and anti-social behaviour are essential.