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In a press release on Tuesday 8th May, Peter Colmer, Wiltshire Councillor for Cricklade, Latton & Marston Meysey announced that he has decided to join the Wiltshire Unitary Authority Conservative team and will stand as their candidate in the election in May 2013.
Commenting on his decision, Peter said
I have made this decision as the current Conservative administration has successfully integrated the old district authorities in the county into one unitary authority with no impact on services provided to residents and have not increased council tax in the last three years. This decision will also give me the opportunity to continue to contribute in the area of Health and Adult Social Care in the county, especially with the changes ahead to the NHS with GP commissioning.
Welcoming Peter to the Conservative team, Jane Scott, Leader of Wiltshire Council, said
Peter is an experienced local Councillor who has proved time and again he is prepared to work hard for local residents. I know Peter will be an asset to the Conservative Group and bring a different viewpoint and experience to the table and I welcome him to our team.
I look forward to the new challenges and opportunities within the Conservative Group, I will continue to support residents with issues that concern them and focus on the delivery of my ten point plan both in the year ahead and after the election in May 2013.
Peter’s Ten Point Plan
- Mitigate the increasing impact of HGVs through Cricklade, Latton & Marston Meysey.
- Lessen the environmental impact of the planned increase of mineral extraction in the area.
- Continue to develop and deliver the twin Campus (Community Hub) proposals for the Leisure Centre and High Street.
- Continue to develop and deliver the proposed 45 + extra care unit for the ‘not so young’ in our community.
- Support community groups both in terms of organisation and supporting grant funding applications.
- Resist any coalescence with Swindon by maintaining the rural buffer zone
- Support the delivery of the outcomes of the town and parish plans.
- Work with other parishes in our community area in the development of a neighbourhood plan.
- Deliver the priority actions as a result of the recent Joint Strategic Assessment (JSA) to improve the wellbeing of residents in the community,
- Continue to actively develop and implement strategies to support the young people in the community.