Girton, Madingley and Dry Drayton
I am a conservation biologist working closely with communities to recover and enhance biodiversity. This helps tackle climate change, reduces pollution, and provides many environmental and health benefits. I am also a Girton resident and a member of the Parish Council.
I am passionate about environmental justice. I believe that addressing the biodiversity and climate emergencies in a planned way will strengthen our community spirit and help us address other pressing issues, such as road safety, especially for pedestrians and cyclists, reduction of energy consumption, and development of green infrastructure and jobs. A Local Nature Recovery Plan also empowers the community, allowing it to monitor the health of our trees and wildlife. For example, we can’t allow trees to die as they did on the A14!
"Biodiversity has no geopolitical borders. Let us share nature and connect people"
As your District Councillor…
my focus will be on, but not exclusively, the environment, leisure and recreation, and planning applications
- I will carry on working with community initiatives like allotment and garden societies, landowners and Parish Councils to create robust Local Nature Recovery Plans.
- Use planning controls and buying power to promote a green economy: low carbon, resource-efficient and biodiverse. Promote and monitor Biodiversity Net Gain.
- Work towards making sure there are safe and good quality foot and cycle paths, including a safer crossing., e.g. on Girton and Huntingdon Roads intersection.
- Safeguard sustainable futures in new developments, such as Darwin Green, with large green spaces, community facilities and quality active transport links.
- Support grassroots sports, more children’s play apparatus, and safe outdoor gym equipment for our senior citizens in our open spaces.
Contact 01223 500515