Polling Day this Thursday A reminder from Rajna
Polling Day this Thursday
Just a reminder that we have an important By-Election to be held this Thursday, 4 August and I would welcome your support.
The Town Council has an important role as the voice of the town. It has been Labour controlled since May 2021 and, in just over a year, we have seen –
- The new CCTV cameras are up and running in 12 locations across the town.
- A very successful Platinum Jubilee event was held in the Recreation Ground.
- New play equipment has been installed in the Braybrooke Road play area.
- A new Supermarket is under construction.
- £50,000 has been set aside for Youth Initiatives in the town.
- Work on the one-way system in Gladstone Street is due to start very soon.
- The right of Desborough residents to speak at council meetings has been restored.
Labour is delivering for Desborough and I want to join my Labour colleagues to move the agenda forward. My personal priorities for the town include –
Young People – I want to work with the younger generation/young adults as there have been concerns with their safety as well as their well-being. I also feel they need more representation. They are the future of the town.
Diversity – Desborough is a growing town with a mixture of cultures; we need to embrace/learn and welcome them. We live in an international age, and our growth and our future depends on how positively we meet change in our community.
Public Safety – There have been concerns over the public not feeling safe due to recent events in the town. I know new cameras have been put in place but I would like to do more and work closely with the community.
Environment – Rubbish, littering and graffiti has also been a concern in parts of the town; there is a need to work with the community to stop this and, as the town continues to grow, we need better recycling facilities.
Desborough is a growing town and I want to ensure that we get our fair share of available resources. My Vision is – a safer, cleaner Desborough with more opportunities for all, to bring the different communities, ages and cultures together.
PS If you have a Postal Vote and have not yet returned it you can complete the paperwork in the normal way, put it in the envelope provided and take it to the Polling Station on Polling Day