Simon Lloyd-Williams fought for the issues that matter to the people of Chichester for over 8 years as a District Councillor. During this time, he sat on both the Overview and Scrutiny, and the Corporate Governance and Audit Committees, holding Cabinet members to account, ensuring that the Council’s business was conducted honestly and that the public interest was protected at all times.
Simon has had a professional career in finance, computing and project management, employed for the majority of that time by IBM. He has lived in Chichester since moving to the city from Perth in 2001. Both his sons attended Bishop Luffa School and his wife was a teacher at Bosham Primary School before retiring.
He has put himself forward to be your candidate for the South Division because he believes his professional skills, qualifications and political experience will enable him to make a positive contribution for his constituents and to the running of West Sussex County Council.
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Simon has always, and will always, fight for local issues with a local voice
LED ON CLIMATE CHANGE
West Sussex County Council has invested in recycling, clean and renewable energy, and energy efficient street lighting with the aim to achieve net zero carbon by 2030. A County-wide Electric Vehicle Charging Point Infrastructure is also being planned.
INVESTED IN ROADS
20,500 potholes were repaired in the last calendar year and there is a planned spend of £170,000,000 on highways over the next 4 years.
PUT RESIDENTS FIRST
The County has continued to prioritise helping the most vulnerable throughout this pandemic with the dedicated Covid-19 Community Hub. So far 40,000 people have been helped, 4,000 food parcels delivered and 14,000 free school meals provided.
86% of the County’s schools are now rated Good or Outstanding by Ofsted. £75,000,000 will be spent over the next 4 years to boost that score and provide the best education possible for the children of West Sussex.
The A27, the Stockbridge Link Road proposal, noise and air pollution
The housing allocation in Chichester District Council’s current Local Plan for this Division, the West and the Witterings has resulted in the proposal for a Stockbridge Link Road to mitigate increased traffic. Though currently the subject of several different feasibility studies and questions about cost, Simon does not believe that this link road is an acceptable solution. Instead he will push for alternatives to be explored. He would also advocate the re-opening of the consultation by Highways England to provide a viable and acceptable solution to the whole question of the A27 around Chichester.
The A27 bisects the South Division, and Simon is very aware of the problems that this causes the residents of the Division. These include anti-social driving, excessive vehicle noise and speed and general air quality. Every effort to curb any or all of these problems must be supported and encouraged.
The city centre and the challenges for the retail sector
The pandemic has accelerated the decline of city centre retail across the whole of the country. Simon believes that working with both public and private partners to chart a new way for the retail sector, especially in the four main streets in Chichester City centre, is a matter of urgency. This should include renewing and/or extending the pedestrian areas which have not been upgraded since they were first laid down.
Education and school places
The Division is home to a range of educational establishments, from nursery to primary to secondary to colleges. It is imperative that local children are given the chance to go to local schools and Simon will always work to achieve this aim.
Climate Change and the Environment
The County has committed itself to mitigating the effects of climate change, and Simon will strongly support any initiatives in this area. These range from new cycle and walking routes (such as the Birdham Greenway proposal) to encouraging local communities to adopt ‘green spaces’ to building the infrastructure needed for electric and hydrogen powered vehicles.
West Sussex County Council is a £600,000,000 enterprise. Running it efficiently is a huge undertaking. Simon will use his professional knowledge and skills to work with the County, its elected officials and officers to maximise its financial and IT outputs.
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