Why I am urging you to go out to vote for Tania Edwards – this Thursday.
With apologies for this personal note from us but on Thursday one of the busiest councillors on Adur Council, Tania Edwards, is up for re-election and needs your vote. Having knocked on hundreds of doors across Southlands recently with Tania I know that many people are understandably frustrated with the Government on certain national issues, but this is a local election for your local council, and I hope you will not take your frustration out on Tania.
Elected in a by-election just a year ago Tania has really made her mark on Southlands and the Council, and I know many of you have already come across her. She is always out and about on the doorsteps or attending our regular Farmer’s Market Street surgeries helping local people. I hope you have heard about Tania’s campaign to instal life-saving defibrillator devices across Southlands. She has already single-handedly secured funding for 2 defibrillators to be installed at the fire station and Wilmot Road this month with 3 more to follow. In addition, Tania has:
- Brought in planters to improve the environment and safety in Buci Crescent
- Prioritised smartening up the village green in Parklands/Williams Road to make sure local children and families can enjoy this valuable local resource
- Secured early resurfacing of busy roads in Southlands with a blitz on potholes
- Helped make Adur one of the greenest districts in the country investing in the ‘green lung’ areas around Shoreham as a buffer against residential developments and in the Sussex Bay Kelp Project to tackle climate change and restore marine habitats
If you want a job done…ask a busy woman!
Southlands is a key marginal ward. Tania is facing a strong challenge from both Labour and Green candidates who are promoting policies which promise the world but with no indication of how you are going to pay for them and seem to want to make us more like failing Brighton. Tania knows just how tight money is for many families and will do everything to make sure council tax bills are kept low whilst providing the best services. During the entirely unnecessary and politically motivated refuse strike recently Labour councillors were supporting the strike on the picket lines whilst Conservative councillors rolled up their sleeves and made trips to the tip at their expense to help clear rubbish for vulnerable local people. The contrast in approach could not have been starker.
Southlands Ward is a key marginal ward and so your vote on Thursday really will make a difference. Let’s not put Shoreham at risk.