Henley North Ward By-Election, 18th January 2018

Portait of Paula Isaac - HRG North Ward Candidate

HRG announces candidate for Henley North Ward

HRG Leader, Gill Dodds, announced today Paula Isaac has been nominated HRG’s candidate for the Town’s North Ward by-election on 18th January 2018.

Paula has lived in the North Ward of Henley for most of her life, and works at Badgemore Primary School. She has three children and is already very active in community work.

In her personal statement, supporting her nomination, Paula said:

“HRG members roll up their sleeves and get involved within the community across a wide range of organisations vital to Henley. It really listens to residents and tackles things voters care about. This is how the Town Council should be run, by local people for local people.
I would be truly honoured if elected to serve on the council, working for the town and residents”.

 

Endorsing Paula for the nomination, the Town’s mayor, Ms Kellie Hinton, commented:

“Over the past five years, I have been lucky to get to know Paula for not just the wonderful person she is, but as an energetic community champion.
Being a councillor is hard work and I have complete faith Paula is the best person for the position – trustworthy, strong, and committed to our beautiful town”.

 

Thursday 14 December 2017

Please contact David Feary on 07813 400803 for any questions relating to this announcement.

For your information, the full personal statement and the Mayor’s endorsement are attached.

Photo courtesy of Uwe Deffner


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Personal statement for nomination by Paula Isaac – 14th December 2017

“Having lived in Henley for 33 years, I love this beautiful and friendly town. With three children I feel it is important for them to grow up in a strong and caring community.

This is why I became involved in my local Gainsborough Estate community, co-chairing its Residents Association. As it grew in popularity we became more involved in wider town issues like the Henley Skatepark Initiative. Consequently, I was introduced to Henley Residents Group, loving its ethos and independence of national political parties. It consists of residents who care about Henley and its best interests.

I wanted to support the great work that they do. HRG members roll up their sleeves and get involved within the community across a wide range of organisations vital to Henley. It really listens to residents and tackles things voters care about. This is how the Town Council should be run, by local people for local people.

Issues important to me as a local mum are:

  • Providing affordable housing to avoid division in our community.
  • Providing more community family facilities (especially free for those needing support).
  • Increasing support for residents of all ages who have mental health issues.
  • Supporting residents who want to get involved in their own local communities.

I have a long track record of serving the local community and my work in Badgemore School means that I am involved with lots of local families and have a true insight into issues that people in the town face on a day to day basis.

I would be truly honoured if elected to serve on the council, working for the town and residents”.

 

 

Endorsement for Paula Isaac by The Town’s mayor, Ms Kellie Hinton –  14th December 2017

“Over the past five years, I have been lucky to get to know Paula for not just the wonderful person she is, but as an energetic community champion.

Paula’s efforts go beyond her doorstep, often helping the whole community in different ways. Paula is both locally active and very supportive to the council behind the scenes, enabling us to achieve more. I am so proud to be able to support her for this exciting challenge.

Being a councillor is hard work and I have complete faith Paula is the best person for the position – trustworthy, strong, and committed to our beautiful town”.