Successful candidates will have input into decisions that will affect the parish for many years to come. If elected as a Braddan Commissioner you will:
· Experience a wide variety of local issues
· Have direct influence on national issues, such as the All Island Strategic Plan, Local
Authority Reform, Rating Reform, the potential construction of a new Eastern Civic
Amenity Site in Braddan and numerous other consultations and planning issues that
· Meet a great many people; residents, business people and both local and national
· Have input into new capital schemes in the Parish
· Influence what the parish represents – especially in regard to environmental issues
given the declared Climate Emergency. For example; what could the authority do to
further reduce its carbon footprint? Are their more efficient and effective ways of
reducing the waste produced in Braddan and methods the authority could introduce to
encourage greater participation in the collection and reuse of recyclable materials.
· Consider changing from a weekly to a fortnightly refuse collection
· Setting the rate by deciding on the expenditure of Braddan Commissioners
· Consider the provision of facilities for younger people – such as additional investment
in new and existing facilities: e.g. skate park, BMX track, playgrounds etc
· As we have an ageing population, what facilities and services could be needed in the
future to cater for their needs
· Plan for future local authority housing and ongoing maintenance and upgrading of the
existing housing stock
These are just some of the issues which you may be asked to consider during your term of office, but as the current Commissioners have discovered, unexpected issues may arise which could require a whole new way of doing things.
How you react to this type of situation could become the defining point of your time as a representative of your community.
Don’t forget, nominations for the 5 seats on Braddan Parish Commissioners will close at 5pm on Tuesday 29th June 2021.