Katei Blezard and Jimmy Newhouse are campaigning to:-
Rebuild the Local Economy after Covid, protect jobs and support businesses open and rebuild the tourism and hospitality economy.
Maintain the Lowest Council Tax in Lancashire and deliver high class value for money services.
Regenerate the Centre of Clitheroe by supporting the Town Team Initiative involving all Councils and sections of the community.
Press the Town Council to create a Neighbourhood Plan for Clitheroe to give the residents an additional voice in housebuilding and development and help improve infrastructure.
Reduce the carbon footprint of the Council and local community to counter climate change.
Restore the Clitheroe Food Festival, support Clitheroe wells adoption and renovation, regeneration of Clitheroe Town Centre, and implementation of phase 2 of Primrose Nature Reserve
Katei Blezard is born and bred in the Primrose Ward (Woone Lane then West View). As a full time carer for her disabled adult son and Community Volunteer, she has a real understanding of issues effecting the residents in Clitheroe Katei is a doer! You will find her involved in charity and voluntary campaigns, including - a long standing volunteer in a charity shop in the Ribble Valley where she can be found sorting donations most week days.
During Covid lockdowns she worked with the RVBC hub to provide food parcels, prescription delivers, food shops & support for those that are vulnerable. She is part of the flooding response team - alongside lead agencies and our emergency services to assist in preparation for weather warnings, delivery of flood equipment for residents and meeting the welfare needs of residents. She also helps local organisations with delivery of toys to children throughout the RVBC during the festive season. Katei is a very passionate and driven person, who does not shy away from current issues within the Ribble Valley, she can often be very vocal, whilst getting the task done, and believes that every resident matters.
Jimmy Newhouse has lived in the Ribble Valley most of his life, attending Gisburn Primary School and Bowland High School where he was school council rep, he was also elected by his peers as chairman of the school society/house. Former member of Bolton by Bowland Young Farmers, holding secretary and Vice Chairman roles he was also Northern Area Rep for National Federation of Young Farmers. He attended Blackburn St Mary’s College to study for A-levels. He has worked as financial services and mortgage adviser attaining regulated qualifications in financial advice. In 2016 he moved home to Clitheroe where he resides and worked as an Auction Manager for a machinery and business assets firm in Whalley. He has passed the arduous Royal Marines Commando training via the reservist route. He passed out with Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service as a Firefighter in February this and is a retained firefighter based at Clitheroe fire station. During the Covid pandemic he volunteered to help the NHS in various parts of Lancashire. He aims in the future to become a full time firefighter and to achieve a half distance Iron Man Triathlon in September this year. His one true love is his black Labrador dog, Piper. He plans if elected as a Councillor to be heavily involved in his home community to better the lives of the people of Littlemoor.
Printed and published by K.Hind on behalf of Katei Blezard and Jimmy Newhouse all at RVCA 9, Railway View Avenue ,Clitheroe BB7 2HA