Martin was first elected Councillor for Redland ward in 2014 and reelected in 2016. He’s been an active councillor representing the ward since then, dealing promptly with case work, securing repairs and responses to residents’ problems, and being a regular attendee at community events and council meetings.
Martin has represented Redland since 2014 and lives here. He’s an active councillor, responding promptly to residents, supporting them with planning issues, chasing repairs, attending community events and council meetings.
He promotes the council buying from local businesses and supporting community initiatives. He secured funds for local noticeboards, cycling facilities, and traffic calming schemes, and ran courses to help residents save energy at home.
Martin promoted council action and partnerships for reuse and repair. He instigated a successful petition to get the council to cut the use of single-use disposable plastics and developed a food waste recycling service for local businesses.
An experienced councillor, he has scrutinised how parks, libraries and council housing are managed. His successful budget amendments paid for extra rooms in council houses to support foster families and training council staff in fitting energy-saving technologies to upgrade local housing.
Martin chaired a planning committee and has challenging policies that encourage tall buildings and billboards. He’s a champion for self-build community-led housing. He leads pressure on the council to end pension fund investments in fossil fuels, pushing for renewable energy solutions, also promoting green bonds to help protect the climate.
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