Mia Handley faces the camera. The green hedges and willow tree of Little Reddings School make up most of the background. The shops are off in the distance.

Councillor Mia Handley

Email:  cllr.mia.handley@hertsmere.gov.uk

Mia sits on the Licencing Committee, and the Operations Review Committee

Mia, the manager of Bushey Red Trust foodbank, recognizes the challenges faced by local families during these difficult times. To address the increasing need for support, she is campaigning for a community hub in Bushey.

Mia's vision for the community hub includes essential facilities for children, youth groups, and older people, funded by developers' levies. She believes that such a hub can not only meet community needs but also help address concerns related to anti-social behavior. She also emphasizes the importance of closer collaboration between the council and the police to effectively tackle issues of anti-social behavior.

Miles Ponder stands on the High Street of Bushey Village. The sun is lighting up the Red Lion behind him.

Councillor Miles Ponder

Email: cllr.miles.ponder@hertsmere.gov.uk

Miles is the Chair of Hertsmere's Planning committee. He also sits on the Licencing Committee

Miles is dedicated to improving the borough's environmental record. He is committed to better household collections, street-bin sorting, and expanding initiatives like tree-planting, rooftop solar power, and EV charging points. As the founder of the Land North of Farm Way campaign, Miles remains focused on protecting the area's beautiful fields and farmlands, advocating for the preservation of the greenbelt as a precious environmental resources.

Chris Shenton wearing a Lib Dem yellow jumper is standing in front of Bushey Country Club golf course

Councillor Chris Shenton

Email: cllr.chris.shenton@hertsmere.gov.uk

Chris is the deputy leader of the Lib Dem group on Hertsmere Borough Council. He  is a member of Hertsmere's Executive with the Finance and Budget portfolio. He is also vice chair of the Standards Committee

Chris is determined to address the frustrations of residents who have felt unheard by the borough council. He aims to make Bushey a more democratic place by actively listening to residents' views on planning, parking, recycling, housing, and other everyday problems. Chris recognizes that he cannot fix everything, but he promises to keep his door open and ensure residents' voices are heard.

Chris is particularly passionate about the closure of Bushey Country Club, a publicly owned facility that has been in limbo for five years. He pledges to campaign for the immediate restoration of public access to the grounds and advocates for a commitment to comprehensive regeneration plans for the site.

Hertsmere Borough Council is responsible for:

●    The Local Plan for future development
●    Planning applications
●    Housing needs and homelessness
●    Parks and leisure
●    Controlled Parking Zones
●    Waste and recycling collections 
●    Litter and fly-tipping 
●    Using developers’ levies to improve local infrastructure 
●    Bushey Country Club
●    Elstree Film Studios
●    Allotments and green spaces
●    Benefits
●    Community safety
●    Council tax
●    Engineering services
●    Hackney carriages and private hire licensing
●    Parking enforcement
●    Public health and protection (air and noise pollution, food inspections, health and safety at work, licensing)

The graphic shows a map of Bushey split in to four borough wards. There is an arrow going from an insert showing the three Bushey St James Lib Dem Councillors (Mia Handley, Miles Ponder, Chris Shenton) to the ward of Bushey St James. The Hertsmere Borough Council logo is also shown.

Some issues can be reported directly to the relevant departments at Hertsmere Borough Council

Use the link below to report:

●  Abandoned vehicles
●  Alleged breach of planning control
●  Bonfire nuisance
●  Customer service complaints
●  Fly-tipping
●  Food Hygiene Issues
●  Freedom of Information requests
●  Graffiti
●  Missed bin collections
●  Noise nuisance
●  Street cleaning

If you have reported an issue to Hertsmere and not received a satisfactory response, please let your borough councillors know so they can follow up. 

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