About Laura

I have been your Wiltshire Councillor for Roundway since 2009. I have enjoyed serving my community, helping constituents and working on projects that have improved our area.

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I have lived in the heart of the Roundway Division for nearly fifteen years. I am married, have two teenagae sons, and am a keen runner and surfer. I am currently the Cabinet Member for Children's Services.

Roundway and its residents are very important to me and I am very honored to represent you at Wiltshire Council. I am a hard worker who likes to get the job done. I will respond quickly to your needs and work to find the best solutions. Please contact me and I will do my best to help you.

Community and council work

Devizes Area Board Video

Devizes community area board video by Wiltshire Council

 

Residents survey

It has been great to receive so many responses to the Resident's Survey that I delivered last month. If you have not had a chance to return yours then please take a minute to do so as it helps me understand the needs of the community. If you would prefer to do it on-line then please go to the online survey I look forward to reading your responses!

Gull reduction project

We are now into the second year of the gull reduction project. This is a initiative that has support from the Devizes Area Board, Town Council and Roundway Parish Council and involves using hawks and egg removal to reduce the terrible noise and disruption the gulls cause. Last year over 600 eggs were removed and this year over 400.

Community safety and protection

I am currently consulting residents in Roundway Park and Gardens to introduce a "No Cold Calling" Zone to protect our vulnerable residents from being exploited. I hope to have the zone in place by the end of the year.

Devizes Area Board Projects

I am a member of the Devizes Area Board which is like a mini Council that leads and supports local projects. We have supported numerous organisations and initiatives to help improve our area. These include the Skatepark and BMX park, Devizes Canoe Club, Devizes Food and Drink Festival, Devizes School Careers Fair, Kennet Furniture Refurbiz and the Devizes and District Opportunity Centre.

Preserving and improving our open spaces

The Devizes Area Board has supported a number of outdoor projects as part of our plan to preserve and improve our open spaces. These include the Drews Pond Wood, and upgrading the canal towpath so walkers and cyclists can enjoy or wonderful scenery, and avoid clogging up our roads.

Keeping Devizes and Roundway tidy

I have enjoyed supporting CURDs (Clearing Up Roundway and Devizes) in their mission to make our area spick and span. I have also helped a group of residents who wanted to clear up their own streets. If you would like support to do this then please email me