Secretary and agent, Local Party Officers
22 Westfields, Leek, Staffordshire ST13 5LP
01538 399908 (landline)
07891 053666 (mobile)
Experienced campaigner chosen for Leek Rural County Division
Roy has lived in the ward for over 35 years and is married with two grown-up children. As a Chartered Environmental Scientist he worked for the Environment Agency to clean up local rivers.
He is -
A former District and Town Councillor
Secretary of @21 Market Street Leek, a charity that provides facilities for vulnerable young people in the Leek area
Chairman of Lifeworks Staffordshire, a local charity helping those with Aspergers Syndrome (autism) and their carers.
He knows how to get things done for local people.
Roy concerns are -
Our key pledge is to make Staffordshire a leader in providing social care for vulnerable groups. This involves effectively integrating health and social care to prevent bed-blocking. How is this helped by the threat of closure of community beds and other services at Leek Moorlands Hospital? I support the campaign to retain existing services.
As Brexit looms, the Lib Dems will cooperate with all the other parties on the county council to ensure that local businesses across Staffordshire have the best possible infrastructure and advice to cope with the challenges ahead.
With increasing school rolls we need to ensure sufficient resources, particularly for rural primary schools. I oppose Mrs May's plans to bring back the notorious 11+ exam and Secondary Modern Schools.
The recycling centre at Leek is working well, but the new £3 charge for residents to deposit DIY waste causes fly-tipping, is possibly illegal and should be scrapped immediately.
In their 2013 manifesto the Tories promised that 'all pothole defects are attended to within seven days and 90 per cent with permanent first time repairs', so why does the RAC Foundation rate Staffordshire as the 7th worst of 150 local authorities for compensation claims for vehicle damage? Potholes, especially on rural roads are dreadful and the possibility of a one-way system to alleviate the traffic-jams in Leek should be looked at again.
Rural Moorlands bus services have almost disappeared isolating many local people who do not have access to cars and hitting eco-tourism. We need to have a single provider on strategic services like the Leek to Sheffield route.
As the original green party that campaigned for a greener outlook we will keep the pressure on the county council to maintain its green policies and improve them.
Lib Dems work hard at communicating with constituents. I promise, if elected, to produce a regular newsletter & website to keep constituents across issues that affect them in the county council.