Ivan LYONS is a Westdene resident, who together with his family have always lived in the City. Ivan is the Managing Director of a Firm of Financial Advisors and on track to run his 300th full marathon for the benefit of local charities.
“Having lived in the city all my life, together with my son and grandchildren, I am seeking to make our locality cleaner, tidier, to sort the rubbish, improve the transport and a safer and more pleasant place for businesses to locate and encourage employment – rather than employers electing to locate to other Sussex towns.
"Having lived in Westdene for the last eight years, I have witnessed the current administration turning a blind eye to the residents’ needs. For example, imposing a one-way system around Westdene school without any consultation with residents, failing to cut weeds over footpaths preventing the elderly from leaving their homes, continued bin missing collections without explanation, not dealing with graffiti and broken benches and not listening to residents safety requirements such as crossings in Old Shoreham Road and Shirley Drive.
“I am seeking to make our ward a safer, cleaner and more pleasant place to live, rest and work in. There are issues with parking in the ward, including around the boundary of Zone P, which extends between Hove Park and Westdene. Residents are concerned about the Labour-Green LCWIP Transport Plan, which includes a provision to bring back the hugely unpopular and congestion-causing Old Shoreham Road Cycle Lanes. Only the Conservatives will stop the return of these lanes. There’s an ongoing need to fully engage with residents regarding the significant Toads Hole Valley development that will impact the surrounding road network. Dog walkers are concerned about the council’s plan to restrict off-lead walking at Waterhall.”