Graham is a member of the Development Control Committee
I have lived in Whitfield for over 20 years. I have represented the ward on High Peak Borough Council for the last 14 years. During that time I have maintained close contact with residents, attending monthly surgeries in the market arcade and holding nearly 150 street surgeries. One of the most rewarding aspects of being a councillor is being able to help people with a range of issues. Some are solved with a single phone call, others take months of meetings and emails.
I have helped local groups with small grants and supported Whitfield’s new resident’s organisation, People of Whitfield, as they embark on a project to create a new play area on the Rec and put on free events for families. It has been encouraging to see the greater use of Pure Vibes on Ebenezer Street. We must ensure that this facility and the recreation ground continue to be the hub of our community.
Graham Oakley is the councillor for Whitfield Ward on High Peak Borough Council.