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Every election sees political parties and politicians make an array of promises they cannot always keep. When these promises are broken the faith and trust given to those elected are lost. I intend to keep your trust and only make promises I know can be kept.
To this end I have created a list of the things which I would like to see accomplished and if elected I will also be consulting with you, the people of Blaenau Gwent, to find out your views, thoughts and feelings on the matters affecting our local community and the country as a whole.
Some of the key points I want to accomplish in Blaenau Gwent:
Ensure more is done to deal with speeding vehicles for the safety of our community. By promoting road safety for everyone and, if necessary, by seeking to have speed limits lowered in built up areas and speed bumps and cameras placed in key areas.
Work with Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council to find sustainable ways to freeze/reduce council tax for residents.
Alongside this, I would be looking to lower business rates across the borough to support businesses already operating while also enticing new local start-ups and encouraging businesses from outside Blaenau Gwent to relocate here, potentially creating more local jobs.
Encourage Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council to deal with fly-tipping in a more effective way. Be it by giving them greater powers to act and/or introducing harsher penalties for those who commit this crime.
I support the Circuit Of Wales project as long as it is sustainable and would strive to ensure jobs and apprenticeships for local people.
Work alongside our local Emergency Services to increase their presence within our community, while also raising community awareness of the damage done by both hoax calls and unnecessary call-outs.
Pressure Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council to build a path for people to use when the Funicular (more commonly known as the Ebbw Vale cable car) is either not working or closed. If the council is unable to fund it, I would look at other avenues for funding to improve upon this local service link.
I have lived in Tredegar for all of my 27, verging on 28, years. Currently I reside in Cefn Golau with my husband and three children aged 9, 5 and 2. My husband works for a local company and my children all attend school in Blaenau Gwent.
During my school years I attended Sirhowy infants, Glanhowy primary and Tredegar Comprehensive School; there attaining 11 GCSE's and 3 A-levels. Further to this I then studied healthcare with the open university.
I have always been driven by a strong work ethic. Beginning with a paper round in my teens, later working six years as both a crew member and customer care assistant with McDonald's. I left my employment there to start up my own business, Orion's Reusables, selling environmentally friendly baby and toddler products.
During all of this I have strived to maintain close links with our community, volunteering with Home Start Blaenau Gwent and more recently, Smart Money Cymru Credit Union and the newly established Cefn Golau Together which is supported by the Building Communities Trust.
I know and have experienced first hand, the many ways in which politics affects our community. As we head into an uncertain future with Brexit looming, I want to ensure that Blaenau Gwent thrives. Our views and opinions need to be heard and as a member of our community I will endeavour to ensure that they are.