"I have a strong connection with the Derwent Valley, having grown up here and many of my family still live and work here. My wife and I returned to the Derwent valley with our two daughters 12 years ago and for the past eight years I have managed the Derwent Valley Sports Centre.
"I believe we need better facilities to promote active and healthy lifestyles for our young people and we need jobs for their future. During the past weeks I have been out talking with members of the community and overwhelmingly they tell me the issues that concern them the most are:
- A 24-hour police presence;
- Better roads;
- A positive future for Willow Court.
"Council must work together as a team, if elected I will work with council towards resolving these and other issues."
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