Meet the 6 candidates sponsored, endorsed, or supported by the WWRA for the May 2015 Local Elections, by Ward, for the three wards within the WWRA catchment area.
Clewer North Ward
I have lived in Windsor for the last 27 years having moved here from West London. I gained considerable experience in delivering front line services during the 38 years I worked for The London Borough of Hounslow. Part of which was as the Head of Environmental Direct Services division. I believe that I can use these skills along with my passion for providing good front line services to benefit the Council and the residents of Windsor.
Carole Da Costa
I have lived in the same house in Windsor for nearly eighteen years. I’m married to Wisdom and have a daughter, two sons, two step sons and an amazing grandson. Oh let’s not forget the three dogs.
I work for the NHS as a community midwife here in the Windsor area. I’m involved with the Windsor Neighbourhood Plan with a special interest in creating a community-centred Dedworth.
I plan to fight for better early year services and will support any plans to keep the Bright Starts Nursery open.
I will fight to keep services at Heatherwood Hospital, and the return of some of the lost services.
I will support members of the fire service in keeping a fire station in Windsor.
If elected I will support you and our town Windsor, making it the best it can be for you and future generations.
Cllr Wisdom Da Costa
Wisdom is a highly rated councillor for Clewer North, and also the immediate past Chair of the WWRA. Wisdom tells people what is happening in council and in politics locally in blogs he writes on this website, and also at www.WisdomForWindsorMP.org.
Wisdom continues to serve local people with issues like “dog pooh bins”, “parking”, “planning issues”, potholes”, “eviction notices”but has also;
- Campaigned on Heathrow Noise, submitting letters to help Heathrow’s Planning Application, producing a help line for residents
- Campaigned strongly on Heathrow Expansion, including writing, producing How To guides for residents, holding public meetings, and producing informative articles, and helpful videos
- Campaigned against inappropriate development locally like William Hills bullish efforts to open a THIRD betting shop in 500m in Dedworth
- Campaigned against “scandalous” decisions by Councillors to approve the building of 12 flats and a retail unit on the site of the Queen Pub – this was subsequently overturned after campaigning
Wisdom is qualified as a Corporate Treasurer (AMCT), Teacher (QTS), and an Accountant (FCCA), and runs an accountancy firm in Dedworth, and has also pioneered a web app aimed at educating employees and helping them claim tax allowances for work related costs at www.quickclaimtaxrefund.co.uk
Wisdom is married to Carole, and lives on Pierson Road in Windsor. Between them they have 5 children, a grandson, and 3 dogs.
Clewer South Ward
Chris is a stay at home dad, running a busy household for his family of five. Chris has always taken an interest in local politics and community affairs. He was a founding member of the Firestation Arts Centre in Windsor and has been active in various local football and tennis clubs. Chris is outgoing and energetic and is keen to support and represent the interests of the local community.
Hi, I’m Jon Davey, a straight talking northerner who has lived in Windsor for nearly 20 years. I love Windsor but am bored of the Tory dictatorship. 47 of 57 councillors are Tories… If you like it dog eat dog then vote Tory. Me, I want to live in a community where the big dogs ensure the best for Windsor not just themselves. See my website to find out more about me http://ilovewindsor.co.uk/park-ward-windsor-candidate-jon-davey/
Franco De Luca
I have lived in Windsor for 8 years, and am 38 years old..
Born in Taplow to Italian immigrant parents I have a love of my town Windsor and country England and the opportunitys it has given my family.
I run a business in Berkshire employing local people.
I am a keen follower of local issues regarding planning and business, with a keen interest in environmental and youth issues.
If elected I promise to campaign for the concerns of local residents in Park Ward and to serve with integrity energy and passion at all times.