If you would like to get in touch with candidates in your ward, we have created a handy Template for you to use. You can even make changes and/or additional comments to reflect what is important to you. 

Candidate Name: Karen Trench – Independent


Question Yes/No Additional Comments
Do you support an ambitious recycling plan for council collected waste that will allow the incinerator to close by 2034?  Yes I believe in reduce, reuse and then recycle. We need to reduce the amount of waste we produce
Do you support making sure climate change is at the heart of council decisions and spending, prioritising the implementation of the Route to Zero plan?  Yes
Would you be willing to take a carbon literacy course to supplement your understanding of urgent measures the council could take to reduce CO2 emissions? Yes Definitely
Do you support the implementation of the Birmingham Transport Plan that prioritises reliable and well coordinated public transport and increased facilities for active travel? Yes I would like to cycle more as I am a keen cyclist (member of the British Cycling Federation). However, I feel I cannot as I don’t feel safe riding on the roads
Will you support the council to be more ambitious in improving energy efficiency in council buildings and houses by having larger scale projects instead of smaller trials? Yes
Do you commit to engagement with your constituents by holding regular and frequent public ward meetings? Yes As a Lib Dem councillor from 2004 to 2018 we did this regularly. As a representative of the community it is essential that residents have the opportunity to share and receive information from their elected representative