Meet the Candidates
Conservative representatives for Acton Central
Vlod Barchuk served as a councillor for Acton Central ward between 2006 and 2010. The Conservative Administration which won the pretigeous “Council of the Year 2009” award. Vlod has lived in Acton Central for over 10 years and in the borough for over 20 years. He works as a professional accountant. He has been a governor at Derwentwater Primary School and served on the Police Safer Neighbourhood Ward Panel. Vlod represents residents on many planning applications. He worked with his neighbours to campaign against the current proposal for the Oaks shopping centre. He is also working with residents’ groups in campaigning to control the air pollution coming from the Horn Lane goods yard.
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Ross Bogert lives in Acton Central ward and runs his own management consultancy business. He is a member of the Police Safer Neighbourhood Ward Panel and is keen to see the Council and the Police work together effectively to get rid of the street drinking that is an unwelcome feature of Acton Town Centre. He is also a member of the Churchfield Community Association and supports the Poet's Corner Community Garden. Ross was actively involved with his neighbours in the campaign against the current Oaks shopping centre development plan.
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Maire has lived in Acton Central ward for 30 years and has two children. She originally qualified as a teacher and remains interested in education issues. Maire has experience as a HR and training manager and has worked for several local authorities and registered social landlords. She grew up in Clare in the west of Ireland where sole traders are common, and so strongly believes that entrepreneurs and small business of every kind must be supported. Maire is a Catholic and worships at Our Lady of Lourdes in Acton and at Ealing Abbey.
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Aiming to represent Acton Central is Vlod Barchuk, Ross Bogert and Maire Lowe who are disappointed with how little Acton has actually flourished over the past 4 years under Labour.
They are tired of seeing Labour treat Acton as a distant poor relation and are determined with your support on Thursday, 22 May to end Labour’s agenda to sell out “Acton.”
The new Acton Library and leisure centre being claimed by Labour was actually started by the previous Conservative Administration. Labour’s contribution to the project was selling its name for a measly £100k.
The Conservatives campaigned against Labour’s Oaks development and are dismayed that Labour has cynically sold the Churchfield Road car park just days before the election knowing full well that the scheme in its present format is not right for Acton.
In 2006-2010 the previous Conservative Council cleaned up Acton and resurfaced your roads after years of Labour neglect. We will prioritise resurfacing roads in your neighbourhood again thereby giving our motorists and cyclist safe surfaces to use.
We will clean up Acton again, abolish Labour’s £40 garden tax and reinstate a weekly collection service. We will get the waste and recycling service to work for residents instead of the contractor. Only Labour would allow them to do less for the same pay.
We will freeze parking charges for 4 years and reduce the all-day CPZ voucher to £2.50. Parking should be for residents first and not commuters, who currently benefit under Labour’s new pricing structure.
Drinking on the street and in the parks of Acton is anti-social. Conservatives will get rid of the street drinking culture.
21st May 2014