Hanworth (including Birch Hill)
Nicola Goddard, Shawn Hearn, Jenny Penfold, Gillian Walker
Standing for election to Bracknell Forest Borough and Bracknell Town (Hanworth) Councils.
Married with two children, my son attends Easthampstead park school and my daughter is in her second year of an Apprenticeship. I am proud to say, I have lived in Hanworth for the past 21 years. I work in finance for three days of a week. I feel we live in a lovely area, but it could be even better. Having knocked on many doors in the last few months, the main issues are traffic calming, residential street parking, and local Community facilities at risk, such as South Hill Park and Libraries. I am the sort of person who thinks ‘I can’t complain if I’m not willing to have a go myself’. I now run the Drop In Youth Club held in Birch Hill Community Centre, and have done so for the past 8 years. There is a real lack of such facilities for the younger generation.
I feel strongly that we need to ensure Community Centres are protected and continue to be the Hub of the Community, able to provide services for all ages in our local community.
I would welcome a review of the new street lights, to ensure they are positioned to provide maximum coverage for pedestrians.
I will call on my local knowledge to enhance Hanworth and to ensure that we are getting good value from money and that there is accountability.
Standing for election to Bracknell Forest Borough and Bracknell Town (Birch Hill) Councils.
Having lived in Birch Hill and Haworth for the vast majority of my life, to me it is the best area of Bracknell. The mix of housing, woodlands and open areas blend in magnificently. I did move away for 5 years to a small town in Lincolnshire but missed all Bracknell offered to a young adult in both jobs and social life. Since returning, I have seen the grant to our much loved South Hill Park Arts Centre cut by £600, affecting their ability to provide the many services for all ages. I oppose such funding cuts.
I want to prioritise social housing provision to help young families get a home of their own. If they could move from their parents’ home, this would also reduce the parking issues. By voting for me, not only do you get a local resident who cares passionately for his home area, you will also get a Councillor who listens to you, will keep you informed, and shares your ideas on how to improve our area. I want Haworth and Birch hill to be the safest and the greenest part of Bracknell.
Standing for election to Bracknell Town (Hanworth) Council.
I have lived in Hanworth since 1984. I worked as a teacher at Easthampstead Park and then for 18 years at Garth Hill until retirement.
My children went to the Pines School and I have served as a governor there for 30 years serving in several capacities, including Chairman.
The finance of all schools is reducing and they need a lot of support from the local community to ensure all children have the best possible opportunities.
I worked with Roman Hill Residents’ Association. This involved social events, neighbourhood watch and some environmental campaigns such as prevention of gravel extraction from the woods at Caesar’s Camp.
My family have always made good use of local facilities such as the libraries, parks and South Hill Park Arts Centre. Recently I have been active in pressing for these to remain for community use, despite the savage cuts in Government funding. As your Town Councillor I will continue this pressure.
I am a voluntary Appropriate Adult for young people and vulnerable adults who have been arrested and need support for their police interview. I am also involved in the Mityana Charity, founded by a Hanworth resident, which sponsors children’s education and small-scale projects in Uganda.
I feel it is important to listen to local residents and to make sure their views are heard at council meetings. I will hold regular street surgeries to consult and listen to your views and will keep you fully informed.
Standing for election to Bracknell Town (Birch Hill) Council.
I have lived in Bracknell most of my life, and for a total of 10 years on Birch Hill. Having used the local amenities, and seen my children and grandchildren use them, I feel it is very important not just to maintain, but to look after our play spaces and facilities. If elected I will do my best for you.