• Monday , 20 August 2018

Mark Watson

mark newMark is one of three Councillors in Addiscombe ward. He is also the Cabinet Member for Communities, Safety and Justice.

He has lived in Addiscombe for almost 25 years, first in Oval Road and now in Lebanon Road, and was first elected in 2002 as the local councillor. As a founding governor he helped transform Ark Oval Academy into an excellent local school and as a trustee of the Sir Phillip Game youth centre he helped improve local facilities for young people.

Additionally he has campaigned on local issues including support for local businesses, reducing traffic on residential roads, cleaner streets and supported residents opposing inappropriate planning applications. He will also support residents who want 20mph zones in their streets.  In 2005 as the Cabinet Member for Equalities he helped set up of the Family Justice Centre in Croydon, which works to protect families, children and woman from harm.

He is the chief executive at Tourism Concern which campaigns for ethical and fairly traded tourism and previously worked for a local environmental charity. As the Cabinet Member for community safety he wants to end the blight of fly tipping, anti-social behaviour, dog mess on our streets and rogue landlords. His vision is of an Addiscombe with a sustainable and thriving local economy; safer and cleaner streets and decent housing.

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