James-White

James White

Prospective Candidate

Electoral Ward: Uplands

As a Swansea boy who has lived in Uplands for nearly twenty years I have strong links with the area.

Both my children attend schools in the area. Ed is in Brynmill Primary and Daisy went to Ysgol Gymraeg Bryn-y-Mor and then to Bishop Gore. As well as teaching in Bishop Gore for the last five years, I also served two terms as a governor in Bryn-Y-Mor. I’m very happy to be part of the Uplands community, whether playing in live music venues or attending community based meetings and events.

I think Uplands is a great place to live. It has excellent local amenities, parks close by, a thriving nightlife and music scene and good links to the rest of the city, not to mention all the barbers! It’s no secret however, that there are problems associated with living here. Parking, refuse and the proliferation of HMOs in particular can cause residents sleepless nights. I’ve been taking round petitions to appeal against HMOs recently (I might have bothered you at the market or the school yard) and am regularly tweeting the council to pick up unsightly rubbish on the streets. I personally feel that we have to tread a fine line between keeping Uplands vibrant and allowing it to lose its innate character.

In my experience of dealing with councillors and the council I have found that, regardless of personal politics, councillors need to be approachable, efficient, quick to respond to enquiries or problems, a regular attender of meetings, and perhaps most importantly committed to being and remaining visible in the community.

If you need to get in touch with me for anything you can find me at jamie4uplands@gmail.com and on Twitter as @jamie4uplands or just bump into me on the street.

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