NEWLY-elected Rixton Parish Councillor Andrew Hill says he is ready to “roll up his sleeves” and defend the village against the threat of HS2.
The Labour councillor was elected unopposed to the Parish Council and says he is delighted with the opportunity to serve residents in Rixton.
Cllr Hill said: “I am delighted to have been elected unopposed to Rixton-with-Glazebrook Parish Council. I will work hard for the village, and will bring a fresh enthusiasm and determination to the table.
” I was pleased to learn that I am the youngest candidate ever to have been elected to the Parish Council in Rixton, and I am extremely grateful for the support that local residents have given me already.
“When my term of office begins in May, I will work with my fellow councillors to ensure that the needs of our community are addressed, and that the Council delivers good value for money in both Rixton and Glazebrook.
“My top priority will be to continue the fight against HS2 – the Tories in Government have delayed their announcement on the final route the project will take, and that is simply unacceptable.
“I will be working with my Labour Party colleagues Tony McCarthy and Pat Wright to fight Rixton’s corner and make the case for our village at the highest levels.
“I am also committed to being an open and accessible member of the Parish Council. I warmly invite any residents in the village who want to get in touch to raise issues and concerns with me, to call me on 01925 419 481.”