Bridport By-elections Thursday February 22nd
7 February 2018
Your Green Party candidates:
Julian Jones is standing for Bridport North ward for West Dorset District Council
Kelvin Clayton is standing for Bridport division for Dorset County Council
As Bridport Town councillors, Kelvin and Julian have a track record of getting things done in their community:
★ Kelvin has worked with others to form a trust that has saved Bridport’s Youth & Community Centre from closure
★ Kelvin volunteeers at Bridport Job Club
★ He is working with local artists for public art in Bridport
★ Julian gained Council support for making Bridport a ‘Living Wage Town’
★ Julian succeeded in banning the mass release of sky lanterns and balloons
★ Both have always worked to deliver services to people based on need, not ability to pay
Imagine Bridport as a town…
★ that people call home…because they have a home they can afford
★ where young people want to live and work because of lots of green, rewarding and innovative jobs
★ where everyone has a fair say in what happens
Imagine Dorset as a county…
★ where decisions are not made just on short-term economic grounds, but ALWAYS take the long-term effects on our well being and the environment into account
★ that champions resilient local economies, where local entrepreneurs work to meet the needs of local communities
★ that is as waste free and plastic free as possible, where the stuff we no longer want is re-used, repaired or re-cycled
Imagine local politics done differently, where ALL citizens are heard, and where politicians work together to bring about changes that local people want.
Julian and Kelvin have that vision, and as very active Bridport Town Councillors they have already started to make the vision a reality.
After 17 years as a Fire Fighter Kelvin went to university and trained to become a Careers Adviser.
He has over 15 years experience of working with young people. He also runs the Bridport Philosophy in Pubs Group! His regular blog is at www. greenthoughts.me
, follow him on Twitter @kelvinclaytongp
Julian worked in central and local government, gaining particular experience in transport strategy and sustainable transport. He works as a regular volunteer with Dorset Wildlife Trust and as a Sustrans ranger. For the last six years he has been treasurer of Bridport Cohousing.
Kelvin is available every Wednesday to listen to your concerns. Meet him in the BearKat café (Lyric Theatre, Barrack Street) between 10:00am and 11:00am; share a coffee; share your vision for Bridport and Dorset.
Kelvin’s and Julian’s top-five priorities
• Effects on environment to be central to all decision making
• Opportunities for young people
• Building council housing which local people can actually afford
• support small and organic farmers and improve farm animal welfare
• DCC commitment to an integrated public transport system
Kelvin with Molly Scott Cato MEP
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