Tony Berry is our candidate for Waterloo in the May 2019 Council elections. He says:
If I am elected for the Waterloo Ward, I am determined that the Waterlooville area will get its fair share of resources. I have lived in the Waterlooville area for over 13 years and have seen a decline in the shops and in the area as a whole and this has had a big impact on the town centre. We have seen the landlords put up the price of the rents to shops which has resulted in them having to close. The landlords can then knock down the shops in order to build large flats with no parking for the flats. I would try to block these as the town centre is for the people. I would like to see a regeneration of shops come back to the Waterlooville town centre.
I would also like to see public transport change to the co-operative way so the money that is made is put back into public transport, then we can have transport calling at QA hospital and into some of the outer areas of Waterlooville where they have taken away the bus routes or reduced the service. The bus companies are being heavily subsidised by the county council and with the cut backs the bus companies take the service away because they are not making the money. As a lot of elderly pensioners have bus passes, this has a big impact on the elderly who rely on public transport to get around to hospital and doctors appointments and also to do their weekly shopping.