Democracy Club

Graeme Crome - Merstham, Surrey

This leaflet was spotted by a volunteer in Reigate
on Tuesday, 20 Apr, 2010.

Published by Conservative and Unionist Party

I have had the pleasure of representing you as Councillor for Merstham for the past four years. As your Councillor, I have been able to help many residents with their issues and concerns.

At the Town Hall, I have chaired the Council’s Regulatory committee for 2 years and worked on many other Council committees. I was also nominated as the Council’s representative to the board of Raven Housing Trust. I served for 14 years as an Offi cer with both Surrey Army Cadet Force and Reigate Sea Cadets, working with and supporting hundreds of young people from across the Borough. I have lived in Merstham for 34 years and work locally as a Graphic Designer. I am married to Jackie and with our 3 children we live in Bletchingley Road. As a long standing resident of Merstham, I am well placed to understand the issues and concerns of residents and hope you will support me on May 6th and give me the opportunity to serve you again as your Councillor.

GRAEME’S RECORD OF ACHIEVEMENT ON YOUR BEHALF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT – Graeme has always been actively involved in the community. He has funded the ‘bikeability’ scheme (www. bikeability.org.uk) at Furzefield Primary School and is a founder member and Trustee of Merstham Community Facility Trust on Portland Drive (www.MCFT.org.uk)

SUPPORTING PEOPLE THROUGH THE RECESSION – On behalf of Merstham residents Graeme voted for 0% increase in Council Tax.

YOUTH – Graeme supported the Merstham Youth Forum in delivering the Youth Shelter on Hildenley Close. Graeme has worked with the council to deliver a new play park on the Brook Road open space (‘The Field’).

SUPPORTING LOCAL BUSINESS – Graeme worked with fellow councillors and MP Crispin Blunt on the Conservative campaign to save South Merstham Post Offi ce and has supported local businesses by initiating the improvements to Nutfield Road shopping parade.

ROADS & PAVEMENTS – As a result of Graeme’s efforts on behalf of residents, Malmstone Avenue has at last been resurfaced. Mansfi eld Drive and Hildenley Close have also being resurfaced, along with many pavement improvements, Graeme will continue to be a strong voice for Merstham.

HIGHWAY SAFETY – Graeme has worked to deliver highway safety improvements to the A23 through Merstham. He is pleased that we have achieved Vehicle Activated Speed signs and more recently a speed camera.

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