Chris Reed - Dyson Perrins Ward for District Council
I am passionate about giving local people a voice
I want Dyson Perrins to be part of a vibrant and inclusive Malvern I know the Dyson Perrins ward well I’m standing alongside John Raine and Julian Roskams for The Green Party. John & Julian have had a great impact on local politics in Malvern I want to hear your views on local issues in a way that suits you About Chris… Chris Reed has enjoyed living in Malvern for 35 years, apart from studying at Keele University, having attended Dyson Perrins High School & Sixth Form. He also achieved an MA in Social Sciences from The Open University. Having worked in the local voluntary and community sector over the last 10 years, he now works as a Community Development Team Leader for Fortis Living. Between 2011 – 2014, Chris was Community Development Worker for Malvern Vale, carrying out three estate surveys, sending out community newsletters and helping residents to set up Malvern Vale Residents’ Group, and to put on large community events. Chris has been married to Rachel for eight years and the couple have two young children at Somers Park school. He enjoys reading, walking and running. He completed his first half marathon last year, raising money for St Richard’s Hospice. He set up and has led an Oxfam Fundraising Group for Malvern over the last three years. Chris supports Kidderminster Harriers Football Club and enjoys indie and electronic music. In Dyson Perrins Ward you can vote for two candidates in the District Council election. Chris is delighted to endorse Les Williamson (Independent), who shares many of his aims and values. Please also support Julian Roskams as your Green Party Parliamentary Candidate on 7th May. Visit malvernhills.greenparty.org.uk or follow ‘Malvern Hills Green Party’ on Facebook. Contact Chris on [email protected] or follow @chrisjohnreed on Twitter.
Thursday 7th May 2015
I will... Support initiatives to make Malvern a great place to live for people of all ages. Make sure that local people are properly consulted about developments that would affect you. Listen, and be responsive, to local residents ‐ making myself as accessible as possible, and to actively seek residents’ views. Work with colleague councillors ‐ of all political persuasions – to re‐establish a shared approach to Council leadership, in contrast to the ruling Conservative administration, which has tried to control everything – handing almost all the committee chairs to its own members, ignoring the fact that almost half the elected councillors are independents, Greens or Lib Dems. Greens can win here!
In the last local election for this area, John Raine was elected County Councillor for The Green Party. I will push for... Swift completion of the Malvern Vale development, with roads and pavements completed to an acceptable standard. A significant new Heritage Centre project for Great Malvern – to attract more visitors to the town and so boost the local economy. A sensible decision to be made about the potential school site on Malvern Vale and safer routes to all of our local schools. Improved recycling performance through reducing the price of the ‘green waste collection service’ (brown bins) to encourage more households to participate, thus making the service more economic. Also for residents to be consulted on how best to achieve more recycling and less waste to landfill (e.g. by collecting food waste in conjunction with the green waste collection service, by introducing ‘mini bring’ sites for recycling at community level, or supporting the Repair Café with a permanent site to increase ‘re‐use’ of broken items). More frequent street and pavement sweeping – keeping our footways free of overhanging branches, weeds and dog‐fouling. Improved community transport provision so that more people can choose to leave their cars at home more often, while those without personal transport can enjoy better connectivity to shops, health care and other facilities in Great Malvern and Worcester. Printed by Aldine Printers, Six Ways Industrial Estate, Barnard's Green Road, Malvern WR14 3NB, promoted by Jackie Smethurst.7 Lime Tree Avenue, Malvern WR14 4XE. On behalf of Chris Reed, 54 Alexandra Road, Malvern Thursday 7th May 2015