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Avoca Mike Stayte

Cambridge

GL2 7AB

Tel. 01453 8903300

E-mail m.stayte@btinternet.com

A LETTER FROM BERKELEY VALE BY-ELECTION CANDIDATE

Dear Elector,

I am writing to introduce myself as your Liberal Democrat candidate in the Stroud District Council By-election which takes place on 28 February.

I was born in Stroud and was educated at Marling School and Sheffield University. For the past 28 years I have run the local family firm, John Stayte Services, employing 60 people with ten local depots. I am a family man, with three grown-up children and two granddaughters. I have been both a District councillor, a Slimbridge Parish councillor and a Slimbridge School governor in the past. Currently I am serving as a local magistrate.

I am standing as a Liberal Democrat because I share the political views of the Party and will support the Party's policies. I have put our policies in respect of the Council on the reverse of this letter (see below). However, I believe a local Councillor's prime responsibility is to the people in their ward. Making sure that new housing is in the right place, is sustainable and is affordable for local people is going to be a key task for all of us in the next few years and to ensure that this happens I am committed to working with Town and Parish Councillors and other Berkeley Vale District Councillors, even if they are not from my own party.

Yours sincerely

Signature of Mike Stayte (Signature of Mike Stayte)

Mike Stayte says: "If elected I will aim to

  • Support low Council Tax whilst using savings to invest in our Communities.

  • Support the provision of affordable homes for the future across the District

    whilst ensuring sites protected from predatory developers.

  • Ensure all Council services are sustainable to protect and enhance our environment.

  • Encourage the creation of jobs and support apprenticeship schemes.

  • Make our streets cleaner and safer by enforcing existing laws and byelaws

    to reduce litter and dog fouling.

  • Actively support the retention and development of recreational areas, sports facilities, play areas and youth clubs, with meaningful partnerships between the District Council, Town Councils, Parish councils and voluntary organisations.

  • Encourage rural public and community transport provision whilst ensuring all new developments have adequate car parking. Work to ensure services co- ordinate with all public transport.

  • Encourage tourism, by helping to make our communities more attractive, so enhancing business opportunities and creating employment.

  • Further develop partnerships with the police, neighbourhood wardens, Councils and other groups to fight against crime, disorder and anti-social behaviour.

  • Actively support the excellent work of our voluntary organisations with financial, administrative and technical help.

  • Ensure adequate and accessible free parking is provided to help shoppers and workers use our town centres"

  • Please contact Mike Stayte on 01453 890330 or m.stayte@btinternet.com if you wish to help.

  • Printed and published by Mike Stayte, (Liberal Democrats), both at Avoca, Cambridge, GL2 7AB