Westfield is a fantastic community and it is a real privilege to have be elected as its representative.
There are a number of challenges that the area faces, not least the fact that according to official figures it is the most deprived Ward in the City of York. Therefore, for obvious reasons tackling poverty, housing, health and education problems in Westfield are top priorities for my colleague Steve Burton and me, to lift the Westfield area off the bottom of the deprivation tables.
We have also made tackling anti-social behaviour across the Westfield community a key early priority for our work, an issue which I know concerns many local residents.
A little about me:
Despite the Welsh name (my father is Welsh) I grew up in the York area. I am married with two young daughters, I volunteer as a local Magistrate and I serve on the management boards of both Foxwood Community Centre and Chapelfields Community Association.
I work as a Director of a Public Relations agency having previously been a Communications Manager for Yorkshire Water.
When I'm not busy with one of the things above, I love cricket and rugby, jazz music and reading
Westfield Councillors hold a weekly advice surgery every Saturday morning from 9.30am to 11am in Acomb Explore (Library) on Front Street. No appointment is needed and any Westfield resident is welcome to come along if you want to talk to one of your councillors.