Residents across Halton will go to the polls on 6th May to elect their representatives in Halton Borough Council and Sandmoor, the “new Cheshire village” as the fastest-growing area in the Borough, looks set to play a crucial role.
The previous Daresbury Ward was the one ward which consistently elected Conservative Councillors, in an otherwise Labour-dominated Council, with John and Marjorie Bradshaw representing the ward for many years. Having been disbanded, Daresbury Ward has been replaced by the new Daresbury, Moore & Sandymoor ward. Residents there now will have the opportunity to elect three Councillors, meaning the Conservatives could increase their opposition to Labour. Cllrs John and Marjorie Bradshaw will be standing again for the new ward, and are hoping to bring the third candidate, Sian Davidson a young trainee teacher, along with them.
John Bradshaw said: “It has been a privilege to represent the old Daresbury Ward on Halton Council, and indeed to see Sandymoor transform from fields into a thriving village. While I have been proud to stand up for residents’ concerns as the village has grown, there is more to be done, including the establishment of the Local Centre in the coming year. In other parts of the ward, I will continue to fight for residents in the Moss Lane/Moore Lane area of Moore, who have been affected by heavy goods vehicles accessing the roads, as well as of course making sure that development in Daresbury is in keeping with the properties already there.”
If elected on 6th May the three candidates intend to work together to ensure the growth of Daresbury and Sandymoor is in line with existing residents wishes, while protecting properties from flooding and focusing on environmental issues.
Sian Davidson said: “Having lived in Runcorn all my life I care deeply about our area. If elected as councillor I will work hard to represent residents and local businesses, to ensure the issues you care about are being listened to and that the council is held to account. Daresbury, Moore and Sandymoor has a wide variety of green spaces such as Daresbury Firs, greenbelt along with our canals which are home to a large amount of wildlife. As someone who is passionate about the environment, I will ensure that our green spaces and canals are protected for future generations through litter picks, working with local rangers, working hard to protect greenbelt and promoting the fantastic opportunities that Daresbury Science Park has for green businesses and jobs.”
Residents are reminded to take a mask to the polling station and their own pen where possible when they go to vote on 6th May.