Richard Westlake: Your Labour Candidate Devon County Council Elections 2013
Exeter Labour Party have re-selected Richard Westlake to be their candidate for next year’s County Council elections. Richard Westlake has lived in Polsloe for 32 years and has been a Devon County Councilor for 27 years, representing first Stoke Hill & Polsloe and since 2005 Newtown & Polsloe.
He has over 28 years experience as a school governor of both primary and secondary schools. He is currently serving as a governor of Newtown Primary School and Ladysmith Junior School.
Richard said, “I am really pleased to be reselected. I really enjoy being the County Councillor for the area where I live, as it allows me to help and support such great community initiatives such as the Newtown and the Polsloe Community Associations, and their plans to rebuild Newtown’s headquarters and supporting Polsloe’s Party in the Park. Whatever the issue please get in touch be it help getting back alleys cleared, sorting out parking problems, or giving parents support with education problems, I will try my hardest to work with you to find a solution.”
We understand that new bus shelters are to be installed in Pinhoe Road. At the last Devon County Council Highways Committee meeting it was agreed that they would look at transferring the old shelters in good condition to Mount Pleasant Road. This is following the County Council decision not to erect any...Read More »
Several residents have contacted Richard and Rachel about the traffic lights and crossing by St Mark’s Church.
In response to these resident’s concerns Richard and Rachel have asked Devon County Council for a safety audit of the junction to be done....Read More »
Residents are asking for white lines to be put at the junctions of Pamela and Thompson roads on to Wykes Road. There has been several near misses with traffic coming up and down Wykes Road.
Richard Westlake said, “If you have any thoughts about the proposed white lines being placed at...Read More »
Your Labour City and County Councillors will continue holding residents surgeries/coffee mornings at “The Living Room” at the corner of Polsloe Road and Pinhoe Road.
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We are still being plagued by graffiti which ends up costing the tax payer large sums of money. Over Christmas a serious increase in Graffiti in certain parts of the city, but particularly Polsloe, the majority of...Read More »
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A new grit bin has been provided by Richard in the Chaucer Road area following residents concerns.
Unfortunately the road is still not adopted highway so it has been sited at the bottom of the road. It will be moved to a better location when...Read More »
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Richard is concerned that many drains are over flowing during the torrential rain flooding roads and pavements.
The heavy rain has been unprecedented but we must make sure there is no obstruction within the drainage system....Read More »
Can you help keep the children safe? Devon County Council is having real problems recruiting crossing patrol staff.
Patrol Staff play an important role in our community enabling school children to get to and from school safely. The County Council is needs to recruit a school crossing patrol on Ladysmith Road....Read More »
Richard and Rachel have met and welcomed the 5 new student wardens, who will be covering Polsloe, Newtown and part of St James Wards.
This is a change from previous years, as since the beginning of the scheme there have been two wardens in each of the Wards where there are a...Read More »
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Rachel has heard concerns from residents who have disabilities that some wheelie bins are being left permanently on the pavement, making it difficult for wheelchair users, pushchairs and partially sighted people to walk safely.
Rachel said, “Its not just residents with disabilities who are having problems navigating around these wheelie bins...Read More »