Susan is an experienced County Councillor, representing the Dunmow Division for many years as well as being the District Councillor in High Easter and The Rodings . She has lived in Essex all her life, moving to High Easter in 1989. Husband, Graham, is a GP, and they have six sons between them.
Working for Our Community
"Are you involved with a Club, a Church, a Village Hall or other Community Activity? If so have you thought of using the new Essex Activities website? www.essex-activities.org.uk
Essex Activities Is a free-to-use site to promote local events and to help people find out what is happening near them. Uniquely, it’s a website owned by local people. Have a look today and see what’s going on near you or promote your own event.If your Voluntary Organisation has a project in mind and would like help with some funding; then as Chairman of Stansted Airport Community Trust I would like to help.Please contact me for details on 01245 231250 . I am always available on this or any other Council matter."
My priorities are...
"A local Councillor's work never ends, and I am currently a full time Councillor. Some of my ambitions over the next four years include working to improve water pressure issues in Takeley, and realigning the Rosemary Lane/North Street roundabout to slow down traffic."
- I will support a new Primary School at “Smiths Farm”, Great Dunmow with additional school places in Takeley.
- Obviously I will be pushing for lots of pot hole filling, patching and resurfacing on our local roads.
- I am also working with Uttlesford, BT and other partners to deliver Superfast Broadband to more properties in High Easter, Takeley Cabinet 9, and other rural areas with low Broadband speeds.
- I will work to ensure that heavy vehicles travel at appropriate speed and times and lobby for the opening of “Coopers End” to remove lorries from Parsonage Road and Takeley Street.
- Finally, there will be consultation on further airport parking restrictions in parts of Takeley and I will work to help resolve Flooding issues on the B184 north of High Roding.
On Housing & The Local Plan
"Knocking on doors, it has been a pleasure to meet both long established and new residents. Many have young families, and have come from elsewhere in Uttlesford, and many have relocated from East Herts and London. Uttlesford is growing at more than five hundred homes a year and it may be over 600 a year for the new Local Plan. Some will say that Uttlesford is taking too many new houses however, Local Plan figures for our District neighbours are emerging: East Herts 745 homes a year, Braintree at 862 and South Cambridgeshire at 950. We need to build homes for our children and their children and make up for years of under delivery. Here in Uttlesford we are aiming for 40% of all new housing will be either for rent or equity share so more young people can afford to stay here.Many of these homes will need to be in one or more new settlement in the District. The details of these can be found on the Uttlesford District Council website. Essex County Council is not responsible for the scale or location of Housing in the District but will provide the roads and the Schools that are required to cater for that growth. The provision of Doctors and Health care is the responsibility of the NHS."