You can use this blog to find out some of the things that are happening in Woodbridge, some of the things I’m doing in Woodbridge, -also to get information about things that are happening, have happened, or are about to happen. in Suffolk.
This is an interactive site, a place for news and views – not only mine but yours. So if you’ve got a problem, email me – if you have ideas you wish to share, or comments you want to make about our lovely town and how it runs and how to make it better, post a comment.
Elected Suffolk County Councillor for Woodbridge in 2008; and re-elected 2009, 2013
Lib Dem spokesperson for Transport at SCC since 2009 (Shadow Transport Spokesperson 2009-13); Vice-Chair, Suffolk’s Education Transport panel; Suffolk Speed Limits panel member; Transport and Highways Policy Development Panel member 2013-15); also
Campaigner for Rural Transport, Cycling, Libraries, Young People, Disability, Family Carers and Epilepsy Awareness (amongst other things). Feels that people would be a lot happier if they got out of their cars and walked more. Walk an average 4million steps every year…
A full-time family carer since the beginning of the millennium, I campaign ferociously for carers’ rights and public recognition for unpaid family carers. In 2015 unpaid carers saved the UK £87 bn in potential care costs – more than the government’s total NHS spend last financial year. The UK faces significant economic consequences if even a small proportion of family carers gave up their caring role through eg ill health or lack of support. Yet ironically, many carers are forced into poverty and a low quality of life because, being unpaid, the government puts no value on their work until they have to be replaced.
Prizewinning poet and short story writer ; Epilepsy Society Champion 2013; shortlisted Young Epilepsy Gold Champion award 2013; Frances Minns Memorial award for outstanding typographic design; University Challenge team captain (St Hilda’s Oxford ) back in the mists of time. Cycled unsupported from Lands End to John oGroats within living memory (2008).
The views expressed in the blog are my own.