Friday, 15 May 2009

Vote Green for safer streets and a local primary school place for every child, says Goldsmid candidate

The Green Party activist hoping to be elected councillor for Goldsmid when absentee Tory Paul Lainchbury steps down, Alex Phillips, has set our her priorities for the ward.

She said she wanted to see a local school place for every child, and pledged to campaign for a new primary school to meet the needs of young families, and end the use of temporary classrooms.

Alex also said a Green vote was a vote for better buses on Old Shoreham Road, more cycle lanes, car club cars, pedestrian crossings - and a 20 mph speed limit on residential roads.
She said she would fight to protect BHASVIC fields from development, and to replant the railway embankments that were vandalised by Network Rail.

Ms Phillips, who is a trustee of Latitude Safe Space, a local charity for single homeless women, also said she'd wok to improve council housing - and community safety.

“I’ll work with the Clarendon and Goldsmid Local Action Teams and the Portland Road & Clarendon Forum to improve the safety and cleanliness of the streets and to tackle crime, vandalism & anti-social behaviour," she said today.

“I’ll also press for changes to the communal bins to make them easier for older residents and others to use and encourage more widespread recycling.


“City-wide, I will campaign for more affordable housing and greater efforts to create and retain jobs in the city and to support local businesses.”


“Alex is a hard-working and committed member of the Green Party who brings a breath of fresh air to this campaign,” added Green Group Convenor Bill Randall.

"She is standing for a party untarnished by the greed and sleaze that has dominated headlines recently.”

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