Prospective Labour city councillor for St Clements, Ian Craigan
My Pledges to You.
1) I will fight to keep St John’s library open, fight the cuts and protect a much needed local resource.
Our wonderful local library is currently under threat by the Conservative led County Council who intend to cut £1 million from the library budget.
2) I’ll work closely with the University and Student bodies to reduce antisocial activity and increase community benefit.
The University is a major boon to our city but the annual influx of new students can cause disruption and distress.
3) I will campaign for lower speed limits on our residential streets and I’ll campaign for the ring road to be completed to take traffic away from our main roads.
Local traffic goes too fast while our arterial roads easily get clogged up.
4) I will work closely with planners of the Kepax Park / footbridge link with Gheluvelt, and make sure that local voices are heard.
The proposed development of Kepax Park and creation of a footbridge to link with Gheluvelt has the potential to improve the riverside and eco-travel potential for our community; it also brings risks of further congestion! I will liaise closely with everyone involved in the design of this project so that it works to benefit the people and environment of Worcester.
I’m Ian Craigan, the Labour Candidate for St. Clements ward in the City Council elections on 2nd May.
I’ve lived in Worcester for 30 years, working in community development and managing the Sure Start programme across the city. I’ve chaired local youth charities, been on the board of the YMCA, chaired Churches Together in Worcester and shoved Christian Aid envelopes through a lot of your letterboxes! St Clements is a lovely place to live in with good schools, local shops, easy access to the facilities in St Johns and lovely open countryside. I’ve loved bringing up a family here and I want to secure the very best for St Clements.
A Labour controlled City Council will take actions to:
- meet the growing housing crisis in the city;
- improve people’s health and quality of life;
- improve air quality across the city;
- encourage local businesses to provide opportunities for local people and use local supply chains;
- develop and expand the range of tourist, cultural and sporting attractions for residents and visitors.