Alan’s priorities for Hayling
Alan’s priorities for Hayling and every other community across the Havant constituency are clear: a strong economy, successful schools, and vibrant communities. Alan’s local priorities for Hayling include:
- Strengthening Hayling’s diverse local economy, from Northney’s farms and Mengham’s shops to West Town’s small businesses and the visitor economy centred around Eastoke and the Seafront.
- Backing local schools like Hayling College, Mengham and Mill Rythe to give every young Islander the best start in life and the skills to succeed in today’s competitive, global economy.
- Supporting high-quality local infrastructure and public services.
- Preserving Hayling’s rural and coastal charm, and safeguarding its unique character.
Alan’s activity across Hayling
Alan is on Hayling Island daily and has worked hard to understand local issues and meet local residents, businesses, schools and community groups.
A small snapshot of Alan’s work and activity across Hayling includes:
- Attended Hayling Royal British Legion’s AGM to meet veterans, hear more about their work, and share his own experiences as a long-standing Royal British Legion volunteer and Poppy seller.
- Visited a range of local Hayling businesses including Hayling Island Books (with the High Streets Minister on Small Business Saturday), Tournerbury Woods Cottage, Wilson Wakefield solicitors, the Royal Shades pub, and the Terracotta Pot Shop.
- Hosted a drop-in coffee morning at the Hayling Community Centre to meet local residents with Cllr Andy Lenaghan and Clare Satchwell.
- Launched the Next Generation Network, a popular new network for local residents and young professionals aged 25-40 with Tim Pike, Managing Director of Northney Ice Cream.
- Met students from Hayling College for a “question and answer” session about Hayling’s future, and discussed ideas to help local students achieve more with Hayling College’s new headteacher Colin Rainford.
- Visited Hayling Horticultural Society’s Spring Show at Hayling Community Centre.
- Backed Hayling Job Club, who do excellent work helping local residents gain skills and find new jobs from their base at Hayling Community Centre.
- Attended CycleHayling’s public meeting to support their work and learn more about their plans.
- Visited Parkdean holiday park during English Tourism Week to meet staff and visitors, having previously visited Mill Rythe, Sinah Warren and Lakeside.
- Spoke at Hayling Men’s Breakfast at the Bridge Church/Bridge Centre about his Christian faith and charity work in the community.
- Met Hayling councillors Leah Turner and Andy Lenaghan to hear about their successful Playparks for Hayling project, which will see more facilities built on the Island for children
- Visited Barchester’s Wimborne Care Home, Selsmore Road, on Red Nose Day 2015, to join in the fun with residents.
- Visited Hayling Island Sailing Club and spoke at Havant Borough Sports awards, meeting Hayling Golf club member and double-award winner Darren Walkley.
Hayling's hardworking Conservative team
Hayling Island is represented on Havant Borough Council (HBC) by:
Hayling Island is represented on Hampshire County Council (HCC) by:
County Councillor Frank Pearce (represents the entirety of Hayling Island)