ON THURSDAY, May 4 thousands of voters across the Vale will be heading to the polls in elections which will decide the make-up of Worcestershire County Council for the next four years.
Every division, 52 in total, will be up for election with candidates vying for your votes.
Our reporter Joshua Godfrey has spoken the candidates in the Bredon division about their campaign promises and why you should put a cross in the box next to their name.
Adrian Hardman – Conservative
“With your help I would ensure that Bredon Hill villages get attention from County Hall, and continue to get a fair share of road and pavement works, continue to get the school places we need, so everyone gets their first choice of school, continue to provide better care for the most vulnerable; young and old alike, continue to make Bredon Hill more prosperous by supporting local business growth to provide work and career opportunities for all and continue to deliver flood alleviation schemes.
“This is an important election for Bredon Hill, and every vote will count. I want to continue to work for you and continue to serve the community that I know.”
David Niblett – Labour Party
“I trained 40 years ago in accountancy, bookkeeping and taxation I was an accountant and legal cashier for three Evesham firms.
“Previously, I was Treasurer and Auditor of Evesham Sunday Football League and a trustee at the charity, Disability Awareness in Society, which campaigned successfully for better access at Evesham Railway Station.
“I was a Parent Governor of Swan Lane First School, Evesham serving on sub-committees including staffing, which involved interviewing all staff.
“Since 2008, I have volunteered at Woodlarks Camp, Farnham where disabled people enjoy a holiday.”
Elizabeth Turier – Liberal Democrats
“I first came to the area in 1982 and ran several local businesses.
“I believe that councillors should listen to the people in the district, understand their needs and work hard for them.
“Bredon is a beautiful area that deserves councillors who will fight to protect its natural beauty, stand up for the needs of the rural economy and fight the challenges of development creeping up from Tewkesbury.
“If elected, a key focus for me would be improving health and social care provision.”
Katri Hastings – Green Party
The party hadn’t responded to our requests for information as the Observer went to press.