Andy Hannan: Your Labour Candidate Devon County Council Elections 2013
I am delighted to have been selected as the Labour Party candidate for Priory & St Leonard’s for the Devon County Council election next May.
I am standing in this election because I believe I have the high level of commitment, the personal qualities and the professional experience necessary to be your County Councillor. I am a good listener and a determined advocate of causes worthy of support. I have lived for the last 22 years in Devon, moving to the Priory area in 2007. I have been running my own one-man small business as a self-employed gardener for the last four years, working locally. Before that I was employed in higher education for 33 years, most recently as a professor of education. I have a particular interest in education in this area and look forward to becoming a local school governor.
My wife is a Community Nurse and my daughter is a student primary teacher at Exeter University. My son works for the British Youth Council.
You may well be worried about the cuts being made by the Tory-led government and being implemented at local level by the Tory-led County Council, by their attack on our NHS and by the threat of pay cuts for public sector workers in our region. If so, as your Labour Party candidate I am well placed to represent your interests. If elected I shall work tirelessly to get the best possible deal in terms of education, highways and transport, health and social care, youth services, the environment, culture and the economy for the people of this area.
As mentioned in the last newsletter, a meeting with local councillors and the hospital authorities was finally arranged and Jill Owen attended to explain about the impact hospital workers and other commuters are having on parking arrangements in such streets as Burnthouse Lane and Salters Road.
It is clear from what was...Read More »
The 25 one- or two-bedroomed flats on Shakespeare Road should be finished by mid summer, along with the path to the hospital. The flats are intended for people over 55 who wish to ‘downsize’ making larger accommodation available for growing families. They are designed to have high levels of insulation and...Read More »
Councillor Jill Owen is pleased to report on the excellent progress being made on Ivy Johns’ Field with the carving project. She was able to donate some capital funding to enable this to happen and is very pleased to see the involvement of so many local residents, particularly younger ones. ...Read More »
The City Council refit programmes are based on the lifespans set out in the Decent Home Programme, which are normally 20 years for a kitchen and 30 years for a bathroom. Across the city, the replacement of 431 kitchens and 275 bathrooms has been completed since April 2012. In Priory...Read More »
The government has followed Exeter City Council’s example and finally pledged money to fund flood defences for our city. This comes after Devon County Council said they would match the £3 million pledged by the City Council. Exeter is in line to benefit from £26 million of flood defence improvements...Read More »
Andy Hannan, Priory & St Leonard’s Labour Candidate for Devon County Council, recently became a member of the governing body of The Children’s Learning Partnership, which covers both Wynstream Primary School and the Chestnut Avenue Nursery School. He has joined at a great time for Wynstream, which has just received...Read More »
After much pressure from Councillor Jill Owen on behalf of residents who are fed up with the rush-hour rat run to Bridge Road through Lower Wear Road, she has received a letter from Devon County Council that gives some hope of respite.
In early 2014 it is planned to begin working...Read More »
The City Council refit programmes are based on the lifespans set out in the Decent Home Programme, which are normally 20 years for a kitchen and 30 years for a bathroom. Across the city, the replacement of 431 kitchens and 275 bathrooms has been completed since April 2012. In Priory ward,...Read More »
Many people need financial help to get by. Pay day loans are seemingly attractive in the short term, but they come with very high rates of interest particularly if you are late with repayments. Borrowing from illegal loan sharks is even worse. These are unregistered lenders who target low-income families...Read More »
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The planning agreement has been finalised and work preparing the site is due to start towards the end of March. Hours of work are limited to 8am-6pm on weekdays and 8am-1pm on Saturdays with no work allowed on Sundays and public holidays. A formal complaints’ system for residents to use...Read More »