I want my garden and the surrounding neighbourhood to be beautiful and safe, with plenty of bees pollinating the flowers and birds singing their songs. But nature is so interconnected that what happens here affects, and is affected by, the environment in Wales, Britain and the wider world. The decisions that are made by our local council and our national government have a profound impact on the world we live in and that our children will inherit. For example:

  • The UK government’s slashing of support for renewable energy generation and energy conservation is wrong in so many ways, not only fuelling global warming but also undermining our economy and the development of jobs in the green energy sector.
  • The UK government has been at the forefront of defending the bee-killing neonicotinoid insecticides that the rest of the EU want to ban.

If elected, I would use my voice as a County Councillor to call for more action locally, nationally and globally to preserve our beautiful and diverse planet.

Public Transport

For many of us, public transport is useful but not essential. We have got used to not having any buses, and have invested in buying and insuring a car so that we can get around – to our jobs, do the shopping and have a social life. But many don’t have that option and the lack of public transport in our area means social isolation and unemployment.

The redundant bus shelters on our roadsides are a symbol of the failed policies of our council. Once they were the gateways to opportunities. Now they are simply the destination for young people with nowhere else to go.