Lucy Frances Galvin
Lucy Frances Galvin is a Green Party candidate in Nelson in the Norwich local election.
Lucy Frances Galvin's policies
Statement to voters
Lucy is proud of her time as a city councillor for the Green Party.
Elected to represent Wensum ward in 2011, she worked on issues across the ward and helped many residents with case work on a wide range of issues as well as actively and successfully challenging the council and achieving positive change.
Early on in her time as a councillor she asked the council to protect and make better use of the city's community centres and went on to lead a scrutiny study into how they are used, helping to show how valuable they are and protecting them from cuts. Also as part of her work as a member of the Scrutiny committee, she set up and chaired a group which looked into and reported on giving communities in Norwich more power to make decisions for themselves, which has had an effect on how the council operates.
Lucy has been active in protecting Norwich's valuable urban nature, setting up Friends of Train Wood and Marriott's Way, which saved one of the city's most unusual and precious woodlands from sell-off by Norfolk County Council by measures including listing it as an asset of community value. Following on from a motion she submitted to the council asking that the River Wensum be better valued and managed, she has continued to campaign for the river and was successful in lobbying for it to have a biodiversity strategy. She also campaigned hard to get more funding for the Marriott's Way, work which has successfully resulted in funding and improvements for the cycle and walking route.
When it was closed down by its landlords, she organised listing of the Marlpit Pub as an asset of community value and set up the Friends of the Marlpit, which has supported its purchase and refurbishment by a private buyer. Unlike many other pubs in the city, it is soon to re-open as a local once again.
She chairs Marlpit Community Centre, which has grown to have over 13 regular user groups and a thriving base, as well as being the first community centre in Norwich to install solar panels. It is currently working towards being a zero-carbon centre.
Lucy is a mother of three and works in the environmental sector, helping to look after the Norfolk Coast. A member of Climate Hope Action in Norfolk as well as Extinction Rebellion, Lucy says: "My priorities are social and environmental justice and a future for our shared planet. I believe that the city belongs to all of us and that we need to make sure that residents’ voices are heard and acted on at City Hall every single day. I love Norwich and would be proud to work hard for the city and its people as an elected member of the council."
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|2019||Wensum: Norwich local election||Green Party||733 votes (not elected)|
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