Jill Winn is our candidate for Essex County Council

On May 6th we hope you'll vote for Jill Winn in the County Council Elections.

Jill Winn

I grew up in Essex, moving to South Woodham Ferrers with my family in 2002, choosing the town as a safe, friendly place to raise a young family and expand my curtain making business. Both my daughters attended Collingwood School, where I was an active member of the Parent/Teacher Association. For more than 10 years I have spent my spare time serving as a Volunteer Community First Responder, attending life threatening calls. In my younger years, I was a police officer in Essex.

I spent 5 years on South Woodham Ferrers Town COuncil. I was Chairman on the Planning Committee. My hobby is motorcycling and I am currently Chairman of Essex Advanced Motorcycling group. I care about South Woodham Ferrers and the county of Essex.

The construction of up to 1200 dwellings north of Burnham Road will affect us all. The B1012 will become a street with multiple crossings and junctions.

Along with extra traffic the stopping and starting of cars will increase noise and air pollution, not only on the Burnham Road but also on Ferrers Road as an increasing amount of traffic looks for a rat run. The only credible solution is a new bypass.

The Conservative controlled Essex County Council has not considered it necessary and thinks minor junction changes will be enough.

They also have the view that the B1012 will not cope unless residents switch from cars to walking or biking, I will work to deliver a bypass and the road infrastructure to make this development a success.

The Conservative controlled Essex County Council generated in excess of £30million from selling the freehold of businesses in our town centre.

Less than £1million of this was re-invested in our town.

Essex County Council owns a sizeable chunk of the land north of the town which is being sold to developers.

I will fight to ensure Essex County Council puts back some of this money into local infrastructure.

We have been told that the B1012 will only cope if there is a shift from cars to walking and cycling.

I want to see our town connected to the National Cycle Network.

I want our residents enjoying safe and well-maintained footpaths and cycle routes connecting us to the widercommunities.

We shouldn’t have to use the car every time we want to go out of town.

Essex County Council has only delivered cuts to our 36 service.

March's Government funding announcement will see many people benefiting from more frequent, reliable and cheaper bus services.

I will fight to make sure South Woodham Ferrers residents benefit too.

Fly tipping has increased across Essex after years of cuts to the recycling service.

I will fight to improve local services in order to reduce the negative impact of fly tipping on our environment.

A vote for Jill Winn is a vote for our town