Ian Parker has lived and worked in the Coulsdon/Purley area for over 30 years • Married with two children both educated at local state schools • Former Chair of Governors at Woodcote High School • Former Coulsdon Councillor (2010-2014) and Deputy Cabinet Member for Economic Development and Regeneration • Former member of Coulsdon Forum • Local volunteer for the Royal British Legion for over 20 years
Having served as a Coulsdon West Councillor for four years (2010-2014) I have a clear picture of the role of a local Councillor. Key is the ability to listen to and respond without promising that every wish can be met. As an ambassador for Coulsdon I would seek to promote the area to ensure the town centre remains a vibrant place to shop and work. The ever-growing Cane Hill development provides challenges for local public services. Elected representatives need to ensure the services expand in line with the growing population. Any developments should preserve the green belt that should be cherished for ours and future generations. As a Conservative Councillor, I seek to ensure we get value for money from our local taxes. To do that, we need a Conservative administration in the Town Hall. Coulsdon has for too long been neglected by a Labour Croydon Council.