As readers will know, we have asked all election candidates to answer a few simple questions, those who have replied we shall share with you their replies online. Today we can feature Alan Brookes who is standing in the Kidsgrove Ward.
Name: Alan Brookes
What do you do for a living / what is your background outside of politics?
Retired company director. I am in a local classic car club and supply them for Kidsgrove Carnival.
What are the main local issues impacting on your ward?
Speeding cars. Kidsgrove Delivery Office closure. Open spaces. Fly-tipping. Flooding.
What are you going to do to address these issues?
Increase community speed checks. Campaign for a Kidsgrove mail collection office. Ensure full public consultation on open space sales. Enforce clean-up of unsightly rubbish piles. Work with relevant authorities to control flooding.
Why should residents vote for you to be their Newcastle Borough Councillor?
I am an experienced councillor, having served on Kidsgrove Town Council for four years during the refurbishment of the Victoria Hall. I have lived in the area all my life.
We would like to thank Alan Brookes for taking the time to share this information with local residents.