The pandemic has most certainly cemented a love of nature and green space in many people’s hearts and minds. That’s why I’m working hard to ensure that house building is sustainable and comes with the right infrastructure, in the right places. This year, I supported the Hillock Lane Action Group to oppose the Hillock Lane development and I am glad that this application was rejected by Wrexham Council. I want other green spaces to be similarly protected, for the enjoyment of the communities they serve.
Working with the Council and developers, I’m campaigning to reduce congestion around the Crown Crossroads in Llay by making sure the planned improvements to the junction go ahead. Currently, the infrastructure at this junction is not fit for purpose, negatively impacting nature and people’s lives, which is why I am working with stakeholders to make sure these upgrades go ahead.
Around Ty Gywn lane, Garden Village, I’m working with the Welsh Government to protect residents from the visual and noise pollution resulting from the Wrexham bypass. Following the felling of roadside trees, the pollution from the bypass has now increased – impacting the tranquillity of this residential area of Wrexham. That’s why I’m lobbying the Welsh Government to install better roadside protection.
And I’m working with residents and the Council to ensure our parks and streets are clean and looked after. That’s why I have organised litter picks across known fly-tipping spots in Wrexham and I am supporting the Council’s actions to stop fly-tipping, which include installing CCTV as well as more regular patrols from the street scene team. This will ensure that Wrexham continues to be a great place to live and socialise.
Following the storms earlier this year, which resulted in flooding across the constituency, I have also been working with Natural Resources Wales and Wrexham Council in order to support those that have been badly affected. I’m working with residents to make sure your voices are heard and put into a proper flood defence strategy, so no one has to worry about their home being damaged.