Newly elected Abbots Langley Parish Council chairman Robin Powell has told AbbotsNews he wants to make the area a “cleaner and safer” place to live.
The councillor was elected for the first time on May 3 this year and he was presented with the chain of office by past chairman Brenda Kersey at the annual council meeting on May 13.
Robin has lived in the parish for over 20 years and was one of the first to move into the new housing built on the old Leavesden Hospital site.
Speaking exclusively to AbbotsNews, he said: “I’ve been an Abbots Langley resident now for over 20 years and I am looking forward to serving as chairman. As far as I’m concerned, I want to make Abbots Langley a cleaner and safer place to live in and if I can do that, I think I will have gone some way to meet my own personal objectives.”
“We are focusing particularly on the new service station. We have objected to that due to the increased traffic and the pollution which it’s likely to cause. I’m with the residents there that we are objecting to it. Obviously, the development of dwellings is another issue. As far as that’s concerned, we appreciate we’ve got to build houses but it’s the amount we’re talking about here.”