Hart District Elections
3rd May 2012
Crondall, Ewshot & Crookham Village
Hello, I'm Tony Clarke
I am a director in a marketing
agency and I have enjoyed living in this beautiful part of Hart
for over 25 years. During that time I have seen our local roads,
services and countryside come under increasing pressure from
bolt-on development. I believe that our strong village
identities and varied landscape are rare assets worth
My business and military experience have confirmed the
importance of clearly communicating a well thought out strategy
with relevant detail. I think it is critical that important
local issues have your support, so I am interested in hearing
your views and if elected, I will vote to support the best
option for the local area – not blindly follow any party line.
I have always played an active part in my local community,
contributing through associations and local events, producing
regular newsletters and helping my Parish Council create its
first Parish Plan. In my spare time I enjoy the great outdoors,
on foot and on my bike.
Actions speak louder than words;
It is very easy to take for granted that we live in such a
beautiful part of the world. Alarmingly our way of life is now
under threat like never before – especially from major new
development and traffic overwhelming our already overcrowded
roads. You may not see this from your window, but you will feel
the effects soon.
Local residents should be able to expect that their district
councillors are voting in their interests and not along party
political lines when it comes to strategic issues. Voters should
take the opportunity to challenge local candidates on where they
stand on key issues such as site allocations in the Local
Development Framework (LDF).
The government’s National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and
Hart’s own proposed Local Development Framework (LDF) are policies
which hand in hand threaten to swamp Crookham Village under a
tidal wave of new development. This is not just a critical issue
for Crookham Village but with already overcrowded schools and
dangerously busy roads this threat also impacts the quality of
life in Crondall & Ewshot villages too.
The Community Campaign has earned a reputation for active
representation. Our councillors are not just there in name – they
are there to work for the communities that they represent. Being
an elected councillor carries important responsibilities – it is
not about getting photographed in front of a few local landmarks
at election time. It is about meaningful dialogue with people and
having the tenacity to follow through on behalf of their
Help me make the difference
Without having to adhere to party political pressures, Community
Campaign Councillors have made a positive impact in Hart by being
able to do what they feel is right. Our Councillors consider
alternative ideas with an open mind and readily challenge what
others claim to be inevitable.
What does the Community Campaign (Hart) stand for?
have no political dogma. We simply want to fairly and
effectively represent people.
are free from party politics so are free to exercise our
best judgement, on ALL ISSUES. We can approach each issue
with an open mind.
believe that best results are achieved by people working
together, by looking for the best way forward and by being
open to good ideas.
are prepared to challenge when necessary.
all else, we want to do this because we care about the
Tony Clarke says; “Our rural environment is a very
precious asset. Excess development on the edge of our
villages will not only impact our quality of life, due to
further congestion on our local roads – but it will threaten
the rich biodiversity that we currently enjoy on our
Politics, it is about where you live
Promoted by: Julia
Ambler, 39 Du Maurier Close, Church Crookham, Hampshire,
on behalf of the Community Campaign (Hart), 63A Sandy
Lane, Church Crookham, Hampshire, GU52 8BX.