Brod Ross standing in Trescobeas for Cornwall and Falmouth Town Councils
I have lived most of my life in Falmouth and understand the nature of the town. I have worked in the Docks and marine companies but also I have been a student at the old Falmouth School of Art and the Marine College. I feel this gives me an understanding of Falmouth as a whole. I live in the town with my wife, Candy Atherton, who is also a Town and Cornwall Councillor.
In this last term since elected I have worked on the Cultural Services committee which saved our library from closure The town council has started improving the library but there is a lot of work still to be done.
I have supported the decision to buy and fit out the old Post Office building so that Falmouth can have a true Town hub with assembly rooms, a one stop shop, a police point and contact point for all of Falmouth's services. It will be opening this spring. I worked for the roundabout at Woodsman's corner. I am currently trying to get free WiFi throughout the town centre.
I have worked for the continuation of the festivals that have given Falmouth such a good reputation and have gained national recognition for the town. My other work includes chair of the Cemetery committee, an unglamorous but necessary role. More pleasant duties include: attending the civil events commensurate with being a Councillor; attending Councillor surgeries; meeting the public both formally and out and around the town. I am also active with Falmouth Fair Trade and other outside groups such as Lambs' Lane Residents Association, Save our Falmouth and Police and Rescue Services and others.
We live in uncertain times with unpredictable challenges in local and national government. Yet, in many ways Falmouth has been flourishing for the last four years. We have been recognised as one of the top five councils in the UK. We have top notch events, parks and gardens, and we are in the top four best places to live in the UK. Together, let's make it the best!
Of course we have our problems but with Labour leading the way we can overcome them and with more Labour Councillors Falmouth will have a better future. If re-elected I will continue to work for you, the people of Trescobeas, and Falmouth as your Councillor. I will fight to save Falmouth Hospital and implement the Article 4 and the Neighbourhood Plan.
Simply put, I will fight for you, as will a Labour Council.