Hart District Elections
3rd May 2012
Church Crookham East
Hello, I'm James Radley
I have been actively
representing Church Crookham East since first being elected in
2004, a period in which the community has faced many challenges.
Whether it is major issues (such as strategic planning) or
localised problems (such as parking difficulties or
controversial conservatories) I have always listened to both
sides of an argument and tried to find a pragmatic solution. I
don’t claim to always get it right – but I do promise to always
try my best.
Our 4 children have all grown up in Church Crookham, attending
the excellent local schools and taking part in various youth
activities (Scouts, ATC, youth clubs, etc). I enjoy cycling
across Tweseldown and appreciate (along with many others) the
breath-taking natural beauty on our doorstep.
I value Church Crookham as being a wonderful place to live and
raise a family. I feel privileged to live here and am driven to
protect what we have from the numerous threats which challenge
the quality of life for all of us.
Actions speak louder than words;
The Community Campaign have long worked to ensure that as far as
possible the impact of the QEB development is mitigated. Now that
the work has started and some of the anticipated problems have
begun to occur we continue to hold the authorities & the
developer to account to redress the issues.
We continue to campaign for the right level of school provision
and argue strongly against inappropriate, ineffective and
dangerous traffic calming schemes such as build outs. We have
succeeded in having signalised crossings scheduled for Aldershot
Road to give safer routes to school.
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 ring Fleet & Church Crookham
with an unprecedented level of new housing development. While it
is arguable that some level of new housing is required (especially
houses that young families can afford) it is not acceptable for
this new development to be simply tagged onto the edge of the
existing town, with no thought for traffic congestion, the loss of
biodiversity rich countryside on our doorstep or forcing children
into oversized secondary schools.
The Community Campaign shall continue to challenge inappropriate
development while holding developers of new builds to account for
mitigating the adverse impacts that they have.
Keeping Fleet viable
The Community Campaign enabled the successful amendment to Hart’s
2012 budget to subsidise parking in Fleet by £37k – so that the
town council could look at ways to make parking in Fleet more
attractive to shoppers.
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
James Radley says; “ The Community Campaign remains
prepared to challenge those Council policies which defy
common sense or which act against the best interests of the
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.