Candidate for Hillside ward, Adur District Council
Cheryl’s family has local connections for four generations and she is very proud of her 26 years in the NHS, where she is currently a senior nurse within an acute hospital, with previous experience of community nursing, infection prevention and control.
She says, “I will strive to improve public services to ensure better health and education outcomes of everyone to promote wellbeing and tackle inequality. I will champion access to healthcare, support services for vulnerable people, and the demand excellent schools for our children. I believe this is essential to ensure we recover together from the trials of the pandemic.
“Having had the opportunity to grow up in a secure, safe and warm council house in my early years in Hillside I’m aware that stable housing is the bedrock for wellbeing. Therefore, I’m passionate about high quality social housing and ongoing maintenance of housing stock.
I believe our council are too quick to support large developments and corporate business without considering how it affects local people and local business. They withered away funding for local services whilst supporting huge out-of-town shopping centres. I want to highlight the needs of local businesses to ensure we have a strong local economy which again supports local people and their families.
I’m used to challenging people when required and believe I could successfully scrutinise our council on decisions affecting the people of Hillside.