Car Parking Strategy
Supported the car parking strategy which allows for parking to be paid for by the minute with a minimum charge of 60p, ending the annual increase in off-street car parking charges.
Council Tax Benefit
Ensured that the least well off were not adversely affected when Council Tax Benefit was reduced by raising funds through reducing discounts on empty properties and second homes.
Ensured a fair comparison of the options for the future of the Pippbrook site and the Council Offices and zoned the site for civic and community use in the Local Plan.
Brought the contract for grass-cutting alongside Mole Valley’s roads under District Council control to allow community groups more say in what is needed locally.
Social Housing Allocations
Secured higher priority for social housing in our villages for residents of rural communities with long-standing local connections.
Campaigned to extend door-step recycling to include plastic food trays, pots and tubs together with textiles and smaller electrical items.
Green Belt Protected
Opposed inappropriate development in the Green Belt such as the golf course at Cherkley and oil drilling in Coldharbour.
Opposed cuts in grants to the Citizens Advice Bureau and the Arts.
Dorking Area Action Plan
Safeguarded St Martin’s Walk and views of St Martin’s Church and supported brown-field housing development proposals in zoning Vine Court in Station Road and Federated House in Lincoln Road for housing through amendments to the Dorking Area Action Plan.
Supported the construction of the new factory building by Johnstons Sweepers which will provide employment (with new apprenticeships) in the town and which allowed the company to concentrate all its manufacturing on a single UK site.