Meet your council candidates: Sawley
11 March 2019
I am a qualified teacher and I work with children with special needs. I have lived in Sawley since 2005, and my children went to Sawley Junior School, and am an active member of Sawley Parish Council.
I was involved in organising the Christmas tree lights switch on, and I am currently investigating ways in which the Parish Council can engage local young people.
I can always be found at the Railway Arms quiz of a Tuesday evening if you want to raise any local issues with me.
I have particular policy interests in education, mental health and industrial strategy. Locally, my particular interests are the Erewash economic development strategy and the regeneration of Long Eaton town centre.
I am proud to be one of the 3 Labour candidates for Sawley – from Sawley, for Sawley.
For far to long, Sawley has been forgotten in Erewash and some previous Tory Councillors have been conspicuous by their absence and lack of interest in the area.
As the coordinator of the ‘Sawley MATTERS’ local campaigns group, I am proud to say that myself and the other two Labour candidates were at the forefront of organising litter picks and have campaigned to make our children’s play areas a safe environment. We are also demanding that the County Council takes action to make our streets and roads around Sawley safer.
I am a former regional officer of the finance union, BIFU/ Amicus. I also have over 26 years experience of being a former Town, Borough and County Councillor, and I intend to use that experience in getting a better deal for Sawley.
If I am successful in being elected as one of your Borough Councillors, I promise I will remain an outspoken campaigner for Sawley. Sawley matters to me and I’m sure it matters to you too. Together we can get a better deal for our community.
I do hope you will lend myself and my colleagues your votes.
Hello, my name is Dave Doyle and I was born in Hong Kong in 1964. When my dad was serving in the British Army, I spent most of my childhood in Germany with my mum, dad and elder brother. We finally settled down in 1977 when we all moved to Portland Road, Sawley.
Sawley was the first place we called home, and it remains my home my mum’s home, and my dad’s home today. I started school at what was then Roper and is now the Long Eaton School.
My first Job when I left school was when I joined the army in 1980, following in my father and brothers footsteps. I left the army in 1988 after serving queen and country in Germany. I also served in the Falkland Islands, Norway, Portugal, Turkey, Italy and Cyprus.
After the army I got a trade as welder fabricator. I now work in an engineering factory down Meadow Lane on shift patterns. I am married with two children, and I am proud of all of them.
I care very deeply about Sawley, and have been working hard in the community to improve the local area. Particularly, I have run litter picks with the other candidates, and have worked hard to reduce fly tipping and litter in the area.