Statement to voters
JOHN DOWNIE – A STRONG, LOCAL VOICE FOR RESIDENTS IN WHITTON
I have lived in Ipswich for over 20 years and recently retired from being the Facilities Manager at a local High School. I have 2 grown-up children and 4 Grandchildren so have a vested interest in the future of our Town.
For 9 years I was Commanding Officer of the Ipswich Sea Cadets. I appreciate giving the young in our community every opportunity to shine so was pleased to see the exciting plans for Ormiston Endeavour Academy. Recently I have been made Chairman of the Ipswich Royal British Legion, which is a great honour.
Community projects are essential for all of us; tackling loneliness with the older generation and providing younger people with creative things to focus on. It is sad to see that Whitton is being left behind other areas of Ipswich. Some areas have had over £100k of additional
community spending in the past 12 months, Whitton has had no extra.
My commitment to you and to Whitton is that I will challenge the Labour Council for fairer funding for our community – I will not let us be left behind.
Like all of you I am aware of the need for new housing, but this should not come at any cost. This Labour Council grants planning permission before proper infrastructure is in place. Our road system will quickly become congested which will cause problems for all of us. I will be a strong voice for Whitton – demanding that the Council listens to its residents concerns before giving the green light to new developments.
Do not let this Council take your vote for granted – let’s make a positive change for Ipswich.
YOUR PRIORITIES ARE MY PRIORITIES
A SAFER WHITTON FOR EVERYONE
Anti-social behaviour is something that has affected many of us in some way & has troubled residents in parts of our community. I will listen to you and be your voice not only with the Council but the local Police Safer Neighbourhood Teams. Together we can beat this.
60 new houses are to be built by the Council on the old Tooks site and we know that there are plans for many more Council houses in our area. I support this and will campaign for more social housing but for the benefit of our community, local houses should go to those in need with connection to our area first
EDUCATING OUR FUTURE
Exciting plans have been approved for the regeneration of our local High School, Ormiston Endeavour Academy. The education of our young people is vitally important to make sure they are given the right tools to succeed in life. The Council should be providing great community facilities alongside this – let’s make it happen!
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This candidate has previously stood for election in:
- 2019: The Ipswich local election, as the Conservative and Unionist Party candidate for the Whitton
- 2018: The Ipswich local election, as the Conservative and Unionist Party candidate for the Whitton
- 2016: The Ipswich local election, as the Conservative and Unionist Party candidate for the Whitton
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