Latest Update from Cllr Rob Baker
Its fair to say that the last 16 months have been very strange so it’s been comforting that the day-to-day of issues, campaigns and projects within the ward have carried on much as they always have.
I was delighted to grant applications to my initiative fund to support the purchase of a “silent tommy” for the village, the rental of 3 marquees for Tintwistle Gala and funding the prizes for the Village scarecrow competition.
I have worked hard to tackle the scourge of fly tipping, working closely with officers and United utilities to clean up grot spots and put preventative measures in place. I am especially proud that through persistent pressure from myself and others that we now have a public space protection order in place to help prevent wild fires and protect our open spaces.
I moved to Tintwistle in 2010 and have become actively involved in the community since then.
I am a founding member and Secretary of the Friends of Conduit Street Playing Fields, successfully securing nearly £70,000 worth of funding to completely rejuvenate the Children’s play area in the Village.
The Friends now organise regular events on the site to promote its use and build community spirit. I am also a parent governor at Tintwistle School which my two children attend, one of the organisers of Tintwistle Litter Action and a member of the High CVS Small Groups Advisory Panel, helping the project officer to support small, community led groups and projects.
I’m standing in Tintwistle Ward to help make this an even better place to live and to give residents a greater voice across the High Peak.