-- Adam Pounds --
to the County Council
in the 2017 May 4th Election!
Adam is an experienced campaigner with a proven track record in getting community problems solved. And he welcomes the opportunity to campaign on the issues that matter to people.
He would bring an extensive knowledge of education to the county council. A former teacher with 25 years experience in secondary education. He worked for 10 years as head of Performing Arts at Long Road VI form college, studied for a Masters in Education at Trinity Hall and latterly, worked for the Open University training teachers.
He is now semi-retired and wants to dedicate the time to being a councillor for Cambridge.
He says "Cambridge is a very successful city but with expansion comes the related problems of transport and housing. These are also areas where I have a particular interest. To this end, I think that I would establish a fruitful dialogue with Parish and District councillors as well as our MP. Being involved with musical activities in centre of the city, I have a good, positive view of Cambridge. I have lived and worked here for 17 years. As a Graduate student at Trinity Hall, I became even more aware of the divide that exists in our society."
He would welcome the opportunity to play his part to bring about a more inclusive community.
Success of Labour's 20 mph roads -- To be extended!!
The Labour-ran city council has been hailed for introducing the 20mph zone on Cherry Hinton road and plans to extend the scheme.
Local residents have spoken highly of the scheme, which makes residents safer and is very good for the environment.
The City council is currently looking at areas to extend the scheme into, with areas of Queen Edith’s being considered.
"UNRESPONSIVE LIB DEMS"
Lib Dem city councillors are neglecting local issues and resident’s concerns!
John has his own experience about the service provided by local Lib Dem city councillors. A bicycle had been padlocked to a street sign near John’s house for a number of weeks, and a neighbour mentioned to him that the basket was being used as a rubbish bin.
Labour activist John Beresford, with the cleared street sign
John sent an e-mail to the local government addresses of each of the three Lib Dem city councillors to request a City Ranger to remove the bicycle. There were no responses. So John contacted his busy county councillor, and the bicycle was removed within two days.
“All credit to the county councillor”, said John, “but she shouldn’t be doing the work that city councillors should be doing. I hope, if elected, that I will be more responsive to my constituents’ requests”.