Friday, 20 July 2018

Prospective District Councillor - Martin Akehurst

I AM a member of Henley Town Council and the current Mayor. I have an

I AM a member of Henley Town Council and the current Mayor. I have an IT management and media background of more than 45 years in the UK and US.

Having worked with the district council on the neighbourhood plan for Henley and Harpsden and represented Henley at planning appeals, I am keen to use this experience at district level for the benefit of residents in the Sonning Common ward.

As two members of my family relied on wheelchairs, I am also keen on disabled access issues.

I want to promote lower taxes to save residents money and my party has already cut council tax. I am supporting investment in community facilities, continuing the Conservatives’ programme of investment in key community infrastructure. I will be working for keeping our district clean and tidy, extending the annual rolling programme for a deep clean of roads and verges across the district.

With my planning background, I intend to be tough on enforcement and planning breaches. I will be working for local control over housing development and good design for all new homes, ensuring we stay in control of development and design through sound planning.

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