Letter to Editor: Cllr Nick Churchill says thank you
Politics / Sat 5th May 2018 pm31 05:14pm
I have been the district councillor for Sumners and Kingsmoor ward since 1999, and last Thursday 3rd May the wonderful residents of S&K returned me for another four year term.
I want to thank each and every voter in S&K for voting, whether you voted for me or not, and I will continue to work for you in the ward and across the town.
I realise that sometimes I may support things that some people are upset about (the drainage ditch next to Little Cattins is certainly the most recent) but I only do that if I truly believe that it is good for the community I serve and for the greater good. That is not an easy thing to do but I am not here to be popular I am here to represent my constituents listen to their opinions and make decisions based on balanced information and try to do the best for the many while listening to the few and taking their opinions into account too. I am always happy to explain my decisions, after all you, my constituents, have given me the mandate.
The next few years will be very important for S&K with the Labour Council supporting plans to build at West Sumners, as well as there own local plan showing they want to build on at least 2 recreation fields in the ward as well as many others across the town, so much for their green sustainable town policy. but I cannot be suprised by their audacity and the lengths to avoid proper consultation on this in 2014, when the last time Labour Harlow Council published their local plan in 2004-2006 they wanted to build on the showground in the Town Park!
Obviously it will not all be about building in inappropriate places, I hope, but also about our community and I am always happy, as are Russell and Clive my fellow councillors, to get involved and help.
We also will be continuing to encourage Residents Associations within estates/areas in the ward and if you need help with that please let me know.
My email is [email protected]
Well Nick, this is the point of local plans: to put forward ideas and then receive opinions from the public and act accordingly. Which is why the 2004 Local Plan relic of which you speak was altered and the last time I looked, which was 24 hours ago, there were no houses on the showground. I'm also intrigued as to how, as you say, you think can do the best for the many by only listening to the few. Maybe you've just inadvertently revealed the Tory Party attitude...
Spiteful comments again by ykw. Sulking again because things didn't go to plan for him and his RED friends. Grow up.
Labour holds the council. I'd say that was a pretty good result. I would imagine the Tories would be happy with that one too. How is it spiteful to question things? Unless you haven't noticed, we're not in a one party state.
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