Introducing our new Chiswick Champion!
Councillor Gerald McGregor of Chiswick Homefields ward is once again our Chiswick Champion.
Upon his election at this month’s Chiswick Area Forum, he said,
‘It is a great honour once again to be Chiswick’s Champion and Vice Chair of the Chiswick Area Forum’,
‘I shall use my term of office for the benefit of Chiswick, boosting our profile and ensuring businesses want to come here and flourish.
In addition, I want to do all I can to help local community groups and charities with their work and help residents with any new ideas they have for Chiswick’.
The role of “Community Champion” involves taking a leading role in promoting the local area as well as promoting the local Area Forum and supporting the creation of active citizenship within the area, fostering local community pride and cohesion.
Furthermore, the local community champion must respond to local priorities and bring together public and third sector partners to achieve solutions. Adding “co-opted members” to the Forum is also a key priority.
‘Having been Lead Member for Finance when in control of Hounslow Council between 2006 and 2010 and also a qualified chartered accountant, I know what it means to manage a budget and spend money wisely. I also am experienced in sound decision making and will use my role to advance the interests of all those living in Chiswick’, commented Councillor Gerald McGregor.
Councillor McGregor plans to focus on key issues and priorities in Chiswick which include: Dukes Meadows, Air Pollution, Trade and Business as well as the management of our streets by Hounslow Highways and the Waste and Recycling Collection.
He concluded, ‘If any resident in Chiswick has an issue to raise with me, no matter how large or small, please get in touch either by emailing me at: email@example.com or else phone on 07866 784 821’