Candidate Introduction: Meena Hans
I am proud to stand as a candidate for the Green Party in the ward of Ealing Broadway.
I have been an active member of the Green Party since 2010 and have stood in local elections three times, as a parliamentary candidate twice and as the borough candidate for the London Assembly.
I am an adult education teacher and have been teaching in and around the borough for over 25 years.
I have lived in Ealing Broadway for eight years now, but I have lived in the borough of Ealing for most of my life. I grew up in Southall and have lived in various parts of the borough throughout my life, so am very familiar with the area and its needs.
If chosen as the councillor for this ward, I would listen to what the residents want changed and do my best to help them achieve this, as well as upholding my Green values of fighting air pollution, which in London kills around 10,000 people a year, fighting to keep our green spaces, which studies have proven are needed for our mental well-being and also help with lessening air pollution, fighting overdevelopment which puts a strain on the current infrastructure.
I believe any housing built should take into consideration the need for space inside and outside, as the mental well-being of people should be the most important factor when thinking of housing. Not the current view of packing in as many people as possible into tiny spaces.
I would also like to see more dedicated cycle lanes in the area, as many people do not cycle because they are afraid of being hit by other motorised vehicles or they cycle on the pavement which in turn puts pedestrians in danger.
Another issue I would like to see tackled is the cleanliness of the streets, or lack thereof! It is vital for streets to be cleaned more often than they currently are.
If you want someone with a positive outlook, who is willing to listen, work hard on your behalf and wants to make life in Ealing Broadway better for all its residents, vote Green.