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Louise has been part of the Hoe Valley Lib Dem team since 2010 and is currently deputy Mayor and Chair of the Planning committee. Louise has lived in Gloster Road in Old Woking since 1996 and in that time has put her heart and soul into supporting the local community.
As a self-employed professional gardener, Louise understands the problems of running a small business and brings her care for the environment into everything she does.
Louise has enjoyed supporting residents with many local issues, from helping Swag understand how to resist 11 storey towers on the site of Woking Football Club, to assisting local residents with housing problems and ensuring that Council services like bin collections are working smoothly.
Louise aims to ensure that planning policy is followed and residents’ needs and concerns are taken into account. As chair of the planning policy committee, Louise is particularly working to change developer led policy put in place by the Conservative party, to ensure that new policy promotes development in Woking that is fit for future residents. She believes that planning should include good access to electric car charging and secure bike parking, gardens and green spaces for families, and measures to combat the increasing cost of gas.
Louise has been part of the team setting up the Hoe Valley Neighbourhood Forum to ensure that local residents get a greater say in any future local development and has helped write the local Hoe Valley Neighbourhood plan.
Louise is a trustee of the Old Woking Community Centre and helped raise the £2,400,000 needed to upgrade the building with new kitchens, toilets, lifts to enable disabled access to the upper floor and insulation to reduce running costs and combat climate change. Louise also volunteers at St Peter's Church running a Sunday school and helping with the youth group.
Louise appreciates what a privilege it has been to be responsible for representing the residents of Hoe Valley and robustly holding the Council and its officers to account. She would greatly welcome your support in continuing the fight for an open, transparent and fair council.