With the County Council Elections to be held on Thursday 4th May 2017 I would like readers to know that Cheltenham Borough Councillor John Payne has my full support to become Pittville and Prestbury County Councillor.
The PAB Group has held a seat on County Council for the past decade and, as a consequence, local residents have benefited from a realistic share of the road maintenance, education, library and social care budgets. Additionally, the allowance that each County Councillor has to spend in the areas they represent has been wisely spent by your PAB Councillor and we have all benefited from the local improvements that he has authorised.
John, who is also the Chairman of Prestbury Parish Council, and also my colleague representing Prestbury as a Cheltenham Borough Ward Councillor, is very well known in Prestbury and well respected. His Saturday morning surgeries in the Prestbury Library have been well received by local residents and he is looking forward to providing a similarly enthusiastic service to residents in Pittville.
We need dedicated independent Councillors to represent us who do not have to follow party political lines and dictates from Westminster and I urge all residents in both Prestbury and Pittville to use their vote and get John elected as our County Council representative.
Councillor Malcolm Stennett,
PAB Group Leader and Prestbury Ward Councillor.