Joanna Collins for Chapel and Hope Valley

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Profile

 

Joanna Collins has lived in the Hope Valley I’ve lived in this area for over 20 years.  Her son and daughter grew up here and went to local schools. Before she retired she was a project manager linking educational organisations with other countries. This meant working with a wide variety of people and institutions. 

She’s been involved in the community as Governor of Hope Valley College, volunteer for Citizens Advice, Parish Councillor and environmental campaigner. She is a member of the management committee of the Peak Park Parishes Forum and joint lead of the Hope Valley Parishes Forum

Since 2019 she has been a High Peak Borough Councillor and serves on several committees.

 

Statement:

 

From living and volunteering here I understand the problems facing local people around issues such as transport, visitor numbers, anti-social behaviour and access to services.

I believe strongly that we need change to strengthen our communities, ensure a decent life for everyone in Derbyshire and secure our beautiful natural environment.

We need action to reduce the effects of climate change and move to a low carbon economy.

I’ve pushed the Council to take environmental issues seriously. I know how councils work, their finances and the possibility of change.    Now I’d like to serve on a larger Council so I can have more effect on the lives of local people.

I’m happy to work with others when I agree with them. However, only Greens consider climate change and biodiversity as well as social fairness in everything we do, because everyone needs a healthy natural environment for a better life