May elections: Moreton-in-Marsh Town Council

I am standing as an independent candidate for election to the Town Council in the May elections. Having spent a lot of time walking around Moreton and enjoying the beauty of this part of the Cotswolds, I’ve become distinctly aware of some of the challenges it now faces as we come out of this latest (last?) lockdown, and rather than just point them out or moan, I felt I could help do something about it.

Oliver Jobson Election Candidate in Moreton in Marsh Town Council
Click through the banner to see my full election flyer

I started getting more involved with the council last year when I did some research to find out more about the RBL/Transport Centre project and published a document (independently) to help clarify the opportunity that was up for grabs.

In the last elections we ended up with quite a divided council, which resulted in little progress on the right priorities. It’s my hope that myself and the other successful candidates will be able to form a Town Council that can work together on the key issues that the Town faces.

We have lived here for over 6 years, having moved to the town to raise our family and our two daughters go to a local school. For anyone reading this, well you may have seen us walking our two miniature dachshunds around town. One of them is a bit anxious and does tend to bark at anything bigger than her (which is everything) so apologies for that!

We took on an allotment last year during lockdown no.1 and we are really enjoying getting our fingers green – hopefully this year we will harvest more than just a few carrots and potatoes. My election flyer is linked below, where you will also find my aspirations as a Town Councillor. I ask that you consider me when voting on the 6th of May.

Any questions, just leave them in the comments below.

2 Replies to “May elections: Moreton-in-Marsh Town Council”

  1. Hi Oliver. You were asking about tree planting a while ago so that you could add it to development proposals. If I remember rightly! I wondered if swift boxes could be added to their agenda when building. We have quite a few swift’s in Moreton (east side). The buildings they are in are not protected which is another subject. Banbury have developers building swift boxes into new houses if you wanted to do the homework.

    It would not be a huge amount to add to developers budgets but would be an excellent bit of conservation for Moreton along with the work that we are doing with Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust.

    Lys Cowap

  2. Hi Lys – this is a good suggestion. The tree planting was another scheme outside of planning that we are still exploring viability (land ownership, suitability for tree planting etc) and is being looked at by the Estates and Community Committee. Please can you send this suggestion to the clerk of the council (details on the council website) and ask her to raise it as a matter for the Planning Committee? Thanks

Questions or comments? Let me know!