Simone Reynolds is our candidate for the Bexley by-election in St Michael’s on 30 June. She’s a local working mum with two school aged children and she’s very conscious of the pressures on families in the Borough.
One of Simone's key campaign issues is to promote 20 mph zones throughout the ward. Working with the 20’s Plenty pressure group http://www.20splenty.org Simone is calling for the council to set up these zones outside the three schools in the borough as well as near the green play areas and at other safety concern zones throughout the ward.
“The number of traffic accidents in the ward is really worrying, and I’m really concerned about the speed of some car drivers who bounce up and down over the speed humps that do little to slow down the traffic. 20mph zones would make it safer for our children, all pedestrians and other road users and improve pollution”.
Simone is extremely passionate about good mental health for all, she has worked in the field of mental health for the last 20 years and is very aware that support can be very hard to access for the one in four people who are affected. Simone wants Bexley Council to sign up to The Mental Health Challenge, a national campaign to reduce inequalities and support positive mental health in our communities.
“I want Bexley to appoint a Mental Health Champion to speak up for people with mental health issues in the borough and to give them a voice that is so often ignored”. The cost of appointing a champion would be minimal but the benefits huge. The campaign is supported by Mind, The Royal College of Psychiatrists and Action on Mental health".
Vote for Simone Reynolds on Thursday 30th June as your voice in the ward.