Winchester City Council Election 2021 - Oliver's Battery / Badgers Farm

MAX PRIESEMANN

 

Max is also standing as Candidate for Winchester Downlands in the Hampshire County Council Elections

 

 

He has enjoyed living in Oliver’s Battery with his family since 2013 and is a doctor at RHCH.
He campaigns for preserving our nature and environment and has lots of ideas on how to improve the health and wellbeing of residents. He is well connected within Winchester.
He has worked together with neighbours to hand in a petition to Cllr Humby to make Oliver’s Battery junction safe and to promote more active travel by making cycling safer, walking more enjoyable and bus journeys faster – for the wellbeing and health of local people.

He opposes the Royal Down development that would amplify problems of car traffic driven congestion. The required new council houses would be better placed within the city on land that has so far been wasted for car parks in the inner city or other brownfield land. The CPRE is right to suggest that brown field land must be used first. Destroying countryside for capital investments must be stopped.
Finding solutions to tackle the climate and ecological emergencies is the biggest challenge of our century. It is not good enough to penalise people for using the car, but our councils and government need to offer alternatives for car use that are more convenient. It must become easier for us to make the right choices to cut the carbon footprint and live a healthier live within our nature.

More needs to be done for young people. The lockdown to protect us from the pandemic has had a terrible effect on vulnerable children and young people. The number of young people diagnosed with eating disorder has more than doubled within a year. I year of varying degrees of lockdown has halted children’s development. Now we must put more effort into building more schools to reduce the class sizes, build a new network of youth activities supported by youth workers and give children and young people a chance to repeat their year of education if needed