Christo­pher Fox

Bray People - - LOCAL ELECTIONS -

CHRISTO­PHER FOX was first elected as an in­de­pen­dent coun­cil­lor in 2004 fol­low­ing his sis­ter Mil­dred and his late fa­ther Johnny. He is mar­ried to Jackie and they have two young chil­dren. He was ed­u­cated at Kil­macanogue NS and St Kil­lians Bal­ly­waltrim. ON THE KEY IS­SUES. I am op­posed to the cre­ation of Ir­ish wa­ter as I feel the coun­cil is in a bet­ter po­si­tion to deliver wa­ter ser­vices cou­pled with a to­tally in­ad­e­quate free wa­ter al­lowance.

I am also to­tally op­posed to property tax be­ing di­verted to na­tional ex­che­quer funds and away from lo­cal ser­vices as well as the un­just na­ture of key el­e­ments of the tax.

The big­gest cri­sis fac­ing the new coun­cil is the grow­ing hous­ing prob­lem with es­ca­lat­ing rents, lack of so­cial and af­ford­able houses and lit­tle new build in the pri­vate sec­tor.

The new coun­cil will also face the chal­lenge of trans­fer­ring all ser­vices from the dis­banded town coun­cil to the re­formed county coun­cil and its im­por­tant that Bray and north wick­low has an ad­e­quate level of staffing to deliver a good ser­vice.

As al­ways if elected I will be avail­able for con­stituents to rep­re­sent them on an in­di­vid­ual ba­sis.

IN­DE­PEN­DENT

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