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Introducing our new mayor: Alison Owen

Introducing the new Mayor, Alison Owen. Alison has been The Deputy Mayor of Sudbury for the past year while Councillor Jan Osborne was The Mayor. Get to know our new Mayor of Sudbury, Alison Owen:

 

1. Can you tell us a bit about your background and what motivated you to run for Mayor of Sudbury?

I worked at Delphi for about 35 years had a union background, lived in and around Sudbury all my life along with my family, Sudbury has always been a big part of my life, so when I had a chance to become Mayor and represent my town I couldn’t resist.


2. What do you hope to accomplish during your term as Mayor?

To continue the vitality of the town and to help make Sudbury a great place to work live and play.


3. What are some of the biggest challenges facing Sudbury, and how do you plan to address them?

Car parking charges, as a result of this we may have to look at residential car parking and bus station toilets.


4. How do you envision fostering collaboration and communication between the Town Council, local government, and the residents of Sudbury?

Good communication and openness and transparency.


5. Sudbury has a rich cultural heritage. How do you plan to celebrate and preserve this heritage while also promoting progress and development?

Partnership working.


6. What initiatives do you have in mind to support local businesses and stimulate economic growth in Sudbury?

Encourage independent shops, make use of Market Hill for events.


7. In terms of community engagement, what strategies will you employ to ensure that the voices of all residents are heard and considered in decision-making processes?

Appropriate engagement wherever possible, openness and transparency.



8. Sustainability is becoming increasingly important. What steps will you take to make Sudbury a more environmentally friendly and sustainable community?

Working with bus companies cycle routes where safe.


9. Sudbury is known for its vibrant community events and activities. How do you plan to support and expand these offerings for residents and visitors alike?

I would encourage plenty of events including those that was proposed on Market Hill.


10. Lastly, what message would you like to convey to the residents of Sudbury as you begin your tenure as Mayor?

I will be available in Sudbury to have a chat with people, I will have meet and greet I will be an ambassador for the town.



From all of us here at Sudbury Town Council and on behalf of everyone, we would like to sincerely thank Jan for her time and dedication over the past year. It has been on honour to watch Jan be involved in some remarkable events in her time as Mayor, here are a few of the highlights.

 


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