Mike Appleyard

Mike has lived in the area for 40 years and played a part in the Community for most of that time. He ran the admin side of Wooburn Wasps football club for young boys for 8 years, became a governor of Wye Valley school, was chairman of Claytons school followed by Meadows school over a period of 25 years. In 1981 he became Treasurer of Bourne End Junior Sports Club and took over as chairman, succeeding in reducing the debt by £25,000 in 5 years. He has been a member of the Community Association, a Parish councillor and its Chairman. He has been the local County Councillor for 28 years and District Councillor for 18 years, not only improving the area, but playing a senior role at both councils.

At County he has been Cabinet member for Schools, Health & Social Services, Economic Development and Scrutiny Chairman for Health. He is now Deputy Leader of the council. At the District Council he chairs the Audit Committee.

He is proud to have been able to help so many people over the years and get things done.

What Mike has done for the area

Locally, we are fighting large housing development, which threaten serious traffic congestion far worse than we see now. This is the biggest issue ever, for us all in Bourne End and Wooburn and the groups organising that fight deserve your full support. We already have serious parking issues to contend with and the District Council is proposing to unleash another 7-800 houses and 1600-2000 people with their vehicles on to our narrow roads. I have already spent much time researching and questioning the need for Slate Meadow to be developed, and why has the District Council focused on one village. Why is there no other area except Princes Risborough taking all this housing? I am determined to do all I can to support and act for you to resist these changes and have already spoken with senior people in government, including the Prime Minister.

The County Council has invested £110m into roads in the last six years, much more than the previous government did in 12 years, in order to bring our roads up to an acceptable standard. Road repairs require dry roads and recent years have been generally wet, which has not helped us achieve our aims. I have been able to resurface all the main through roads that needed attention, but now Marlow Road needs further work and so does Wakeman Road, both to be tackled in the next year or so. I have managed to get at least two minor roads done each year, and will continue to tackle the more worn out ones. I know that a large number of you will have been pleased that your road has finally been done. I am also now looking at the pavements and will be able to do one stretch each year into the future.

This is all happening despite the government reducing their grant to councils to zero next year. The County Council has saved over £100m over the last four years and has increased income by over £70m.


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Lin Hazell

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