Cllr Gareth Wilson has been chosen as the Liberal Democrat candidate to represent the Haddenham Division on Cambridgeshire County Council.
I live in the ward and am very involved in village life. I am a District and Parish Councillor, Treasurer of the Arkenstall Centre, Deacon of the Baptist Church, Chairman of the Youth Club committee, Founder member of the “Say No to Mereham” committee, Treasurer of the Recreation Centre charity, founder member of Speedwatch in East Cambs.
Having been the Finance Spokesperson for the Liberal Democrats on East Cambs District Council for the last ten years I know from practical experience of the problems and watching Conservative inefficiency,what could be done to improve our District Council and make it better and more efficient. As a qualified Chartered Accountant for 45 years, I know a thing or two about value for money.
If you elect me as your County Councillors on May 2nd, I will continue to fight for restricting lorries driving through our villages, for better public transport, for improved recycling facilities and more facilities for youngsters.
I keep in touch all year round, not just at election time.
Cllr. Gareth Wilson is the Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group on the District Council and an active member of the Parish Council. Gareth, a Chartered Accountant is Treasurer of Haddenham Baptist Church and Treasurer of the Arkenstall Village Centre Charity. He helped set up Haddenham Youth Club and is their Chairman. He is financial advisor to the Friends of Haddenham Library and Treasurer of the Recreation Centre Charity. He was a founder member of the “Say No To Merham” campaign
As Chairman of the Asset Management committee of East Cambs D.C. he managed to save thousands of pounds by using our internal maintenance team to refurbish the Grange, making it totally unnecessary to move to extravagant new offices as the Conservative group demanded. Gareth led the project to partner with Forest Heath & Breckland councils to collect council tax and represented East Cambs D.C. on the Anglia Revenue Partnership which saves East Cambs council tax payers £170,000 per year.
He is prepared to work hard to keep village facilities. He will try to get more affordable houses, so that our young people can stay in the villages they grew up in.
He chairs the Parish Road Safety working party and has been campaigning to prevent the increasing numbers of heavy lorries rat running through our villages and to extend the 30mph areas.