Pam Waldie – the LOCAL Candidate who can beat the Chelmsford Tory
Dear Fellow Resident,
My name is Pam Waldie and I have lived in Rayleigh for the past 9 years. I have been helping our local Liberal Democrats deliver their newsletters and now I am stepping forward and standing for election to the County Council for Rayleigh South.
I am particularly interested in health issues and care for the elderly. Also, with two children serving in the police service I understand crime and policing issues. I am certainly not a career politician but I have the local knowledge to help residents.
In the last year or so the appearance of Rayleigh has suffered – too many potholes and too much graffiti. The very least I expect from the County Council is that they remove graffiti from their own bus shelters, but it didn’t happen until local Lib Dems chased this up. I also want to see the police catching the people who make the grafitti !
Potholes aren’t just a cosmetic issue – they damage cars and are a danger for cyclists. Our part of Essex simply hasn’t been treated fairly by the County Council – we have been getting much less money for road maintenance than other areas of the county.
I’ve already mentioned that I’m local; I am amazed to find out that the Conservative candidate lives miles away near Chelmsford. He doesn’t tell people that in his first leaflet. Rayleigh deserves better. Rayleigh voters are being taken for granted.
We need someone to put forward the local view, and not just follow a party line. Please give me your support on May 2nd, and if you would like to help my campaign, please phone or email me.
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Christine Paine: There is a general cynicism about reporting things to the Police round here Jim. When my neighbour...
Graham: Thanks very much for info – forewarned is forearmed!
Jim Cripps: Suggest you give the Police the Reg No though – might be some previous history on their files.
Jim Cripps: I was so annoyed I wrote to Cllr Hudson directly , I’ve had a response and apparently we should be...
Brian Guyett: I think its appropriate to ask WHY make this statement at this time. What is their aim?
Jim Cripps: So , £2.1 million spent over 7 years and they have only just realised that the Core Plan ( for each...
A.mattbhews: Without breaking any code of conduct,I would like to say I am somewhat surprised at the Councillors...
Christine Paine: I was staggered and am still spluttering with disbelief/rage to read in the Echo tonight that...
Jim Cripps: A good point Brian , in fact it is now obvious that most Towns & Villages in all the SE Essex...
Corey Vost: It is becoming increasingly obvious that ECC Highways have precious little intention of adopting this...
Christine Paine: Thanks Chris. I think noise depends to a great extent on wind direction. At least, with quite a few...
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The Roads That Need Repairing
The County Council admitted in July that over 200 roads in our district need repairing! They say they will fix them by May 2013.
here to see the list.