South Woodham Ferrers Council Taxpayers Association
I am pleased to announce that the South Woodham Ferrers Council Taxpayer Association will be fielding candidates in the Chelmsford City Council election which takes place on 2nd May.
We consider that as we are not bound by the policies of a national party we are more able to safeguard the interests of the South Woodham Ferrers Community. We are particularly concerned that our current councillors who are inevitably bound by Conservative Party policies have allowed development to move forward without gaining assurance that appropriate supporting infrastructure is in place.
A resident of SWF for 35 years, Keith Bentley has been a Town Councillor for the last 5 years with a particular interest in improving the provision of local transport links, allotments and a local youth club. He is concerned that SWF is continually short-changed in terms of infrastructure, service maintenance and improvements. “Expanding the town should only go ahead if proper road, school, public transport and open space provision is written into the plans.” Keith aims to secure better, cheaper and more reliable public transport, he is keen to support our young people and to protect and enhance the environment
Keith is a candidate in
Elmwood & Woodville
Ian Roberts has lived in South Woodham Ferrers for almost 50 years and is a Town Councillor of 35 years experience. He has served as a Chelmsford City Councillor and also on the SWF Village Hall Management Committee. Ian is actively involved with the latest emerging Chelmsford City plan, attending the public enquiry sessions last autumn to represent the Town Council and the SWF community. If elected to the City Council, Ian will fight to ensure that any new development around our Town is fully integrated with the existing town, with appropriate infrastructure provided.
Ian is a candidate in
Elmwood & Woodville
John Miller is 55 years old and has lived in South Woodham Ferrers since 2005. His children attend school in South Woodham Ferrers and John, a civil servant in the Ministry of Justice, divides his working hours between Chelmsford and Central London. He is particularly concerned about the Council Tax increase of 4.7% at a time when inflation is at a 2-year low of 1.8% (January 2019), citing this as an example of Conservative City Councillors being compromised to the extent they must adhere to national party lines.
John is a candidate in
Chetwood & Collingwood