Telford Conservative Association are pleased to support Nick Dunn as the Conservative Party Candidate for Lawley Parish By-Election.
In Nick's own words:
I was born and raised in Telford, spending most of my life just down the road in Arleston. I fell in love with this Parish when my Children started Lawley Primary School 16 years ago which then prompted the decision to move to the area 11 years ago.
I've not been a councillor before, but some may know me from making a personal stand on local issues where my passion and determination has been evident. I'm a local guy doing things for the right reasons and hope I will get the chance to bring fresh ideas to enhance the great work already done within the community. I don't have all the answers but hope that my drive and passion will be an asset to this amazing community.
We all know what a nightmare parking is within the local area and that's why I personally started the "Boycott Morrisons" campaign in 2019 to force a decision change when they planned to install parking fees on the Morrisons car park which would have pushed people to park in the already congested surrounding areas. Local community groups such as Lawley Running Club rely on this parking provision.
Whilst the climb down from Morrisons was welcome, I note the wording in their letter to bring this issue to a close where David Potts, CEO stated "there are no immediate plans to install cameras and time limits" which means the risk has not gone away. If elected to represent your views, I will remain engaged with Morrisons to do everything possible to ensure parking remains free. People Power stopped them charging for parking and I hope to continue to be the voice for this community on issues such as this.
Phase 11 Development
I have personally raised planning objections and battled over these plans due to flooding concerns in the local area and having had damage to the foundation of my own property which I believe arises from the drilling. From my own personal experience I've found the developers dismissive at times and have relied heavily on local councillors Lee Vidor and Jayne Greenaway to hold the developers to account. If elected I intend to continue holding the developers to account, ensuring that community concerns are not just heard but also respected and that the development is conducted in line with all the planning provisions.
Community groups such as Lawley Running Club and Light up Lawley are an asset to us all. Set up and run by passionate, selfless individuals who should be commended for the part they play in community cohesion. I want to strengthen links with local groups such as these to explore where they can support and benefit from each other through collaborative working in addition to understanding what more the council can do to support them with funding and practical solutions.
The loss of the Magical Fairy Garden was felt throughout the community, having provided many memories for our children and grandchildren. Whilst I can't make any loose promises, I'm heavily motivated to work with Light up Lawley to see where we can support and would like to explore the Fairy Garden issue again to see what opportunities are available.
If elected I would strongly support the current push for a local community centre which would provide a hub for these valuable groups and the wider community.
I hope to have the chance to be your voice.
Details on the upcoming election can be found on Telford & Wrekin Council website.
Thursday 15 July 2021, Vote NICK DUNN as your parish councillor in Lawley.