Our 2022 Rushmoor Borough Council Liberal Democrat Candidates are:
Craig Card St Marks Ward
Help develop affordable community facilities, including maintained open green spaces. Conservation of our heritage area's within North Camp, following further decreases taken by the council in conservation area protection. Monitoring activity on and around the Airfield, Road Safety Issues, Support for Voluntary Organisation and the Shopping Centre to help benefit of the community in and around North Camp and Queensgate and further across the borough. Encourages people to walk and cycle, trying to keeping pavements clear of obstacles. I have lived in Rushmoor for over 38 years buying our first home in Alexandra Road.
Olive O'Dowd-Booth West Heath Ward
I have lived and worked in Rushmoor for nearly 35years retiring in 2017 enjoying spending time on her interests and family. Actively involved with groups that campaign on behalf of the environment and climate action, and improving lives of those with mental health needs and dementia.
The lack of affordable, accessible community facilities in Farnborough. Firstly the Community Centre was demolished. This has left vulnerable groups struggling to find places to meet. Leisure Centre being demolished, with no plans for a replacement for at least 4 years. Have a significant impact on the physical and mental health of our community.
Jill Whyman Knellwood Ward
Jill Whyman, Liberal Democrat Candidate for Knellwood ward, Farnborough.
With the leisure centre gone do you struggle to access leisure facilities for you and your family? Do you know people denied the opportunity to learn to swim as they find it too difficult or expensive to travel to another centre? Would you like to send a clear message to this Conservative-lead Council that it is time they considered the local community first? Vote Liberal Democrat and send them a message. We want and expect better for Farnborough residents.
Nat Sweet Fernhill Ward
What has years of a Conservative Rushmoor given you?
We deserve better, a local voice, a new voice, a voice for change.
My priorities would be:
Vote for change on May 5th.
Vote Liberal Democrat
Leola Card Empress Ward
Leola Card is the Liberal Democrat candidate for the Empress ward in Farnborough and is a long time Liberal Democrat campaigner. Leola says 'Empress ward has a major role in the borough of Rushmoor. Farnborough Town Centre is under huge pressure with the loss of our Community Centre and our Leisure Centre we need to ensure that these spaces are replaced as soon as possible and are fit for purpose for local residents needs. I am also concerned about the environment, we need to have green spaces that are adequate for local families to visit and are good for the environment. I have lived in Farnborough all my life and will continue as I have for many years to raise issues that matter to us all'
Mark Trotter Aldershot Park
Living in Aldershot for the last 17 years, I have watched the town steadily decline under Conservative management. Current regeneration efforts appear rushed and increasingly obsolete post-Covid.
My priority is creating a safe environment in Manor Park Ward by addressing crime and anti-social behaviour especially in our green spaces and poorly lit streets.
We also need to improve Rushmoor's appalling recycling rates and its local community amenities.
As a Governor at a local school, I believe we the need to develop a network of child-safe walking and cycling routes throughout the ward and town.
Emily Mitchell Cove and Southwood
Emily Mitchell lives in North Camp with her Husband and daughters.
Emily is passionate about reducing speed on local roads, increasing affordable housing.
She is concerned about the closure of the Farnborough leisure centre and its impact on the mental and physical health of residents.
Emily has been campaigning along with her husband Cllr Thomas Mitchell and the Rushmoor Team.
Alan Hilliar Rowhill
I'm proud to live here in Rowhill with my lovely wife Carolyn and our border collie dog Rosie.
This area is our home. We're both active in Rowhill Nature Reserve and in our local church. I volunteer with the local Grub Hub and with The Source Young People's Charity.
Like you, I love our community, but we're being taken for granted. The Conservatives have done little or nothing for Rowhill for years. Labour have nothing new to offer.
My fight isn't against other parties; it's for Rowhill and Aldershot and everyone who lives here.