Olly Wells

Former Liberal Democrat Councillor for Knaphill Learn more

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Standing down – May 2012

by admin on 4 April, 2012

As I am sure many of you have noticed in the latest Focus, I am standing down as a councillor for Knaphill.  It has been a real honour to serve residents as councillor in Knaphill for the last four years.  In the next few months I am likely to be moving to London to make my commute to work more manageable. This means that I cannot give the role of councillor the time it deserves. However I know that in Lisa we have a candidate who, if elected, will make an outstanding councillor who will work tirelessly for the residents of Knaphill. Lisa’s track record over the last 18 months has been one of relentless determination to get things done for residents and I know she will be able to do even more if elected as councillor. Please give her your support in the elections on May 3rd.

Looking back I have been pleased with the impact of my work as a councillor for Knaphill and Woking.  I am sure I will have forgotten some of the things I have been doing, but thought it might be useful to list some of the main activities here:

Case work – including housing, parking, roads, planning, noise complaints and rubbish collection

Obtaining a bench for the green in Lower Guildford Road

Getting hedges and trees trimmed and street lighting repaired

Ending the use of St John’s Primary school as a polling station

Helping to set up the Cabin youth evening at the Vyne

Campaigning on Human Rights – especially campaigning to lower the flag for Aung San Suu Kyi

Improved recycling facilities at the Ambassadors

Reducing speeding traffic in Knaphill

Reducing illegal and inconsiderate parking

Campaigning for youth employment and apprenticeships

Encouraging Woking to stay at the forefront of environmental issues

Campaigning for lower parking charges

Petitioning for more litter bins and a tidier village

Representing the views of cyclists on the Woking Cycle Forum

Promoting activities in and around Woking

Suggesting innovative ideas to develop the council

Thank you for all your support!

I will be archiving this blog following the election in May 2012.  I will change references on the front page of this blog, from my being a current Knaphill or Woking Councillor to say former Councillor.

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