Brian has lived with his wife and family here in Broadfield for the last 36 years. As a former bus driver here in Crawley, he comes into contact with the issues that affect residents lives every day.
I fought for over six years to persuade CBC and other stakeholders to upgrade Broadfield Barton. Morrison’s Store had promised a substantial amount of money towards the cost of the refurbishment, but when they moved out they reneged on their promise. I then had to ask the Labour controlled CBC to inject more money into the scheme in order that it could still go ahead.
When Morrison’s moved out of Broadfield I contacted numerous large supermarkets to try and get another store to move to Broadfield. I was very disappointed when we did not get a grocery store to replace Morrisons.
After many requests from residents and businesses I was approached and asked if I could arrange for directions signs to be erected out of Broadfield due to lorries and family friends getting lost. I am pleased to say these were erected in 2015.
I have also been successful in getting a dropped kerb installed for pushchairs and wheelchair users to access Seymour Road.
After approaching the new Esso garage area Manager he arranged for the intimidating trees that were over growing the pathway from the Barton to the petrol station this has now been cleared away and two new spotlights fitted.
Barton pathway after attention.
Many residents contact me daily regarding fly tipping and many other issues regarding a cleaner Broadfield including street lighting which is very important during these dark evenings.
As founder Member of the old Broadfield Residents Association (1976) I am delighted to say it is still going strong as Talk Broadfield and I am proud to have lived in Broadfield for over 40 years. I am very committed to protecting the environment and facilities in Broadfield and I always put the interest of my Broadfield Residents at the top of my priority in everything I endeavour to get done regardless of Political colour.
I will fight hard to keep the 3 in 1 bus pass to enable the pupils in Broadfield to travel at a reduced rate.
I have assisted the Broadfield Community Centre and Crawley Town Community Foundation to raise much needed funds.
A Councillors work is 24/7 it is Demanding, It’s Exciting, It’s Challenging and I love being a Broadfield Councillor.
Great news, after numerous meetings with WSCC and Broadfield East school a Schools Keep Clear (TRO) traffic regulation will be implemented in Vulcan Close and surrounding areas in 2016 thus eliminating some inconsiderate parking near the school entrance,
The Pelham Place pedestrian crossing design has now been completed and will now go out to public consultation and will be completed 2016/2017. Also a new Play Area adjacent to the Community Centre costing £65,000 will be completed in the near future.
Brian pledges to continue to work tirelessly for you to make sure Broadfield is the best it can possibly be.