Today I attended Hanham Fayre, and spoke with constituents about their concerns, from protecting the Green belt and fields, to saving Hanham library campaign, and cuts to the local schools.
As a local councillor, I have been involved in a number of similar community campaigns. In Eastville, I supported the Protect Frome Valley group, where we were successful in preventing a negative development on important greenspace. If elected as your member of parliament, I would champion local control over planning nationally. For instance, campaigning for much needed homes to be built on brownfield sites, and working to give more weight to neighbourhood plans.
You can check out the Hanham District Greenbelt conservation society and support the campaign here: http://www.hanhamgreenbelt.co.uk
You can also find out more about the cross-party Save Hanham library group here: http://savehanhamlibrary.org.uk