John Dennis

I have been a Hedon resident since 1967, and am more or less regarded as a ‘local’ after over 50 years! Having qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 1971, I have for many years run a small family business in the town and helped many thousands of people in the home-moving process.
> Even since the 1990’s , I have been a determined and dogged campaigner, with a 100% record of success thus far. Included have been the HOTI anti-incinerator campaign, which lasted 6 years, the ER Referendum against the planning and boundary expansion proposals of the Hull City Council, and the present opposition to Hull’s application to develop the old Aerodrome Field with industry, ignoring the Local Plan and closing up that all important gap which gives our community its identity.
> Having joined the Hedon Town Council about 20 years ago and during this time for 12 years have been Chair of Planning. I had the honour of being elected Mayor on three separate occasions, one being the difficult period on the resignation of the 666th encumbent.
> The East Riding of Yorkshire Council (ERYC) honoured me in 2015 and 2016 by electing me to the posts of Vice-Chairman and Chairman of the ERYC respectively. This was a great privilege and involved representing the residents of the County at numerous engagements, including visits to The Mansion House in the City of London, to Westminster Abbey, and to Buckingham Palace. With literally hundreds of official engagements over two years it was hard work, but very rewarding.
> As a Ward Member, my focus has been to represent the residents of the Ward on issues which concern them most, including:
> FLOODING - As I have been doing for 14 years as Town Councillor, I will continue bringing pressure to bear on the East Riding, the Environment Agency and Yorkshire Water to honour the promises made to residents to carry out flood prevention measures.
> INCINERATION - My opposition to mass burn incineration is well documented and the HOTI outcome was a major victory – for now. Local people can rest assured I will maintain a close watch on the situation to ensure our community is not disadvantaged.
> COST-CUTTING – Obviously we are all aware of the need for cost-cutting in these very challenging economic times, but I will do all I can to ensure impact is minimised on essential services such as health, education, the emergency services, highways (including winter precautions) old peoples’ issues and libraries.
> GREEN-BELT – Not everyone in the area knows the aerodrome field, just to the west of Hedon is owned by the Hull City Council, and they are intent on it being built-on. This would be against the wishes of the vast majority of residents who are keen to retain this important green-belt and retain our identity.
> LOCALISM – I will be pleased to work with my fellow candidates Mike Bryan and Sue Steel on all of the above matters and also the proposal to support ‘Localism’ so those decisions which affect local people the most, will be made by local people.
> My contact details are:
> Home telephone number
> 01482 899214
> Email

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