My name is Alan Belmore, and for the past two years I have served as the Saddleworth Parish Councillor for Greenfield and also as leader of the Liberal Democrat group on the council.
During that time, I have seen a Parish Council that is in urgent need of radical reform. Too often it is focused on squabbling and petty bickering, and fails to achieve anything for the people of Saddleworth.
The Parish Council could be a body which campaigns for Saddleworth and delivers real benefit to the people living here. There are so many things which a united team could achieve on that council.
I have therefore today committed to building the right team of people who can shake up the Council and deliver lasting change. I want to hear from people who care about their community, want to make a difference and would consider standing for Saddleworth Parish Council.
I’m not interested in people who just want to become a Parish councillor in order to get a nice title and feel important – believe me, the Parish Council has enough people like that already!
But if you’re committed to your community, you believe in a different way of doing politics in Saddleworth and want to be part of a united team to deliver change for this area, then I want to hear from you.
The Parish election will offer an unprecedented opportunity for ordinary people to stand up and be counted.
This is an open offer to the people of Saddleworth. Join my united team, and let’s start being the change we want to see in our area today.
Cllr Alan Belmore