We are delighted to have a brilliant set of candidates standing for the Surrey County Council elections on 6th May.
Alison Fitch – Farnham Central Division
Alison has lived in Farnham for over 40 years and wants to make the community a source of hope for all of us. Alison wants to play a part in rebuilding our community stronger and wants to be more involved to ensure that it is good for all.
Alison is passionate about Farnham and wants to protect it from inappropriate development and destruction of its fabric. Alison supports the need for affordable housing and the Farnham Neighbourhood Plan and supports the Farnham Infrastructure Plan in which our Conservative County Council are going to invest some £139m in Farnham.
Nabeel Nasir - Farnham North Division
Nabeel moved to Farnham in 2007 with his family and loves that Farnham has a distinct rural character. Nabeel would like to maintain that and strike a careful balance between providing better services and employment opportunities whilst reducing pollution levels and heavy traffic. Nabeel is passionate about developing a cycle culture in Farnham by introducing ‘Santander bikes’ and docking stations and about ensuring the safety of pedestrians by widening pavements and public footpaths.
Nabeel is a former Waverley Borough Councillor, which gives him a further understanding of the area and Nabeel would like to see Farnham cleaner, greener and safer.
Simon Foale - Farnham South Division
Simon lives in Lower Bourne and is passionate about our beautiful craft town and lovely local area. He has 26 years’ experience in the Royal Navy and 8 years’ service as a Borough Councillor in Weybridge and Camberley.
Simon’s priorities are to deliver the £139m Farnham Infrastructure Project to transform Farnham and tackle pollution, deal with the traffic problems in the centre and improve the safety of our local roads. Simon also wants to improve education and children’s services, maintain quality care for Special Educational Needs Children and keep Council Tax low.
Frank Young - Godalming North Division
Frank lives with his family in Binscombe and wants to be a strong, positive voice for our community at County Hall. Frank wants to support the great things about living in our area to help meet the challenges ahead.
Frank wants to improve our roads and pavements, champion local businesses in Farncombe and Godalming and believes that we must continue to deliver value for money with Council services and keep a lid on Council Tax by keeping it low.
Frank is running a positive campaign in the hope that more people will be engaged to vote in these elections.
Kirsty Walden - Godalming South, Milford & Witley Division
Kirsty lives in Godalming with her daughter and is a former Godalming Town Councillor.
Kirsty would like to see better planning decisions and that developments and associated infrastructure are appropriate and reflect Godalming’s special character. Kirsty wants to see safety measures for highways in school areas, reductions in pollution and congestion and vehicle speed limits for our children’s safety.
Kirsty wants to keep council tax low by making sure local services are efficiently deliveredand her commercial background leading communication teams for large companies will help her make sure that we get the best possible value for money.
Ged Hall – Haslemere Division
Ged has lived in Haslemere for 20 years and has served on the Town Council as well as on Waverley Borough Council.
At Waverley, Ged was portfolio holder for Finance and Communications and chaired the Investment Advisory Board, giving him an insight into the interactions between all tiers of government. During this time Ged secured support for The Haslewey Centre, helped setup The Haslemere Youth Hub and approved the large-scale refurbishment of the Woolmer Hill Sports Pavilion.
Ged is President of the Haslemere Community Rugby Club and during the season he spends most Sundays at the club with other volunteers.
Kevin Deanus – Waverley Eastern Villages Division
Kevin has lived in the village of Alfold for 28 years and he wants to be a strong, positive voice for the community.
He joined the police in 1980 and rose to the rank of Detective Chief Superintendent giving him a unique knowledge of our area. Following retirement, Kevin became a Parish Councillor at Alfold, and in 2015 was elected as the Borough Councillor for Alfold, Cranleigh Rural and Ellen’s Green.
Kevin is committed to investing more into our roads, ensuring rural areas receive fairer funding requiring adequate infrastructure for planning developments and unsuitable roads for HGVs to be designated.
David Harmer - Waverley Western Villages Division
David is currently the County Councillor for Waverley Western Villages and his priorities are our roads, the generation of more school places, in particular more provision for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, and better facilities for recycling.
David also continues to argue the case of the rural areas and for the protection of our wonderful countryside. This is the great selling point of Surrey as a place to live, to visit and as a place to set up business. David believes that we must invest in the countryside, to maintain its attraction now and for future generations.