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|
|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|