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Tim Oliver takes lead in protecting Esher's Olympic legacy

Monday, 28 May, 2012

Protecting Esher’s Olympic legacy, careful controls over development and planning and another year of zero Council Tax rises for Elmbridge are the cornerstones of local Conservative politician and business leader Tim Oliver’s campaign for re-election. The Esher poll was held over from 3rd May due to the death of the Labour candidate before election day.

Launching his website www.timoliver4esher.co.uk, Tim said: “It is an honour to have been a local representative for the people of Esher for the past 13 years but the fight to protect our community never ceases. Keeping Esher as an exceptional place to live in, requires commitment, experience and sound judgement.

"This is not about short term politics. This is about building sustainable quality of living, not just for the current house owners but also for their children. Esher needs to provide a vibrant community for the next generation both in terms of the environment and job opportunities. I will be doing all that I can to help achieve that.

“I want to create the opportunity for everyone in Esher to give me their views on how Esher should be managed, either in person or via my website www.timoliver4esher.co.uk so that I can continue to be the best and most effective local representative I can.”

Tim Oliver’s priorities for Esher are:

Maximising the Olympic benefits - This year Esher will be a central part of the 2012 Olympics as the cycle route passes through the town. Tim has been at the forefront of plans for the Council to set aside funds to provide legacy projects to mark the Olympics and also small grants for good ideas to help celebrate the occasion.

Sensible and sustainable planning - retaining the character of the town and ensuring that apartment schemes are only developed in appropriate locations with sufficient infrastructure.

Freezing Council Tax - The Conservative led administration in which Tim Oliver is Cabinet Member for Resources continues to keep a close control on the cost of running the Council and of delivering quality services. Under Tim’s watch there was no increase in Elmbridge Council Tax this year - the fifth year out of six that there has been no rise in the tax. Equally, there has been no deterioration whatsoever in front line services which is a testimony to how well Elmbridge Borough Council is now being run.

Tim has lived in Esher for the past 20 years. First elected to Elmbridge Borough Council in 1999, he has represented the Ward of Esher since then both at Borough and County level. Tim is a solicitor and currently Chief Executive of the Parabis Group. He is married to Debi, who owns a shop in Esher High Street, and has 3 children. Tim believes passionately in protecting all that is good about Esher.

A VOTE FOR TIM OLIVER MEANS
Keeping Elmbridge the best place to live in the UK
Keeping the Borough Council Tax LOW
Keeping Elmbridge safe