Statement to voters
I’ve lived in Paddox Ward since 2011, and know first-hand that it has a strong sense of community, and indeed, it’s a great place to live. It’s not perfect, but it’s a good place to raise a family, and I’m proud to call it home.
But in Paddox, just as across Rugby borough, more and more people are struggling under austerity. We’ve seen the number of people relying on foodbanks and wintershelters going up and up. And our council faces cuts to it’s budget, which force it to reduce services further.
The decisions that our borough councillors make have an impact on everyone living here, so it’s essential that these decisions are taken by people who care about the community and all its inhabitants.
I’m particularly concerned about education. I’m an active member of the PTA at a local primary school, where I help to organise fundraising events throughout the school year. The money raised goes towards making the children’s time at the school that much more enriching. This is important to me, not just because my two children attend the school and so benefit directly, but all our children are a vital part of our community.
Our local teachers do a fantastic job, working very hard on limited resources, and we all know that the evironment children grow up in shapes their whole future. But it’s not just the school’s they attend; it’s the parks they play in, the shops they visit, the amenities and opportunities available to them as they grow into adulthood.
That’s why I’m determined we do all we can to ensure Paddox ward stays a community to be proud of, for us and for future generations.
This statement was added by Jonathan Vickers, their team, or by a Democracy Club volunteer, based on information published by the candidate elsewhere.
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