We are constantly working for you in the community, with many years of experience in local government we are well placed to represent you.
Please feel free to contact us on matters of local concerns. We may not be able to solve your problems but at least we will give you a fair hearing and give it our best shot.
Amanda Hopgood, Labour's candidate for Devizes South Ward
I have worked in the NHS Family Health Services for the past 12 years and prior to that I served for 12 years in the Catering Corps of the Territorial Army.
Other jobs have included including working at Wadworth’s Brewery, Portman Building Society, Devizes Insurance Brokers also as a florist and as a bar-maid.
I currently Chair the Devizes Constituency Labour Party. I am also very active in raising money for Dorothy House. In the past I have also been an active volunteer for many organisations in the town, including D.O.C.A , where I help out at the Devizes Carnival and International Street Festival.
These occupations, together with my social activities have brought me into contact with lots of different people in Devizes, so I feel that I understand their needs, and am well placed to represent them.
I am part of a large close kit family, which has lived in and around Devizes for many years.
My father, Colin Hopgood, has served on Devizes Town Council, and the old Kennet District Council, and was a Devizes Town Mayor. On many occasions, when my father was the Mayor of Devizes I was his Consort at many official functions.
In recent years, it seems to me that the interests of Devizes have not been as sufficiently well guarded as they could have been. A number of small shops have been forced to close. We have lost our Visitor Centre, our Youth Centre and the Health Clinic that used to be in New Park Street.
We have also lost our Connect 2 bus service linking Devizes with the Royal United Hospital, Bath.
There seems to be an increase in the appearance of weeds in front of buildings in the town centre, dog mess is causing problems for pedestrians in different parts of the town, and despite the best efforts of Council Staff, we continue to have a litter problem, which spoils the appearance of our beautiful town!
I would work to protect and improve Devizes, promoting it as an attractive place to live, and for visitors to come to stay and spend their money!
Local elections are important and the outcome will effect you and your community.
Please don’t waste the opportunity of having your voice heard.
Vote on 18th March
Vote for Amanda HOPGOOD
If you want to discuss local issues with Amanda or any of the Labour Party
members please contact us and we will be happy to listen to your concerns.
Contact us on 01380 723099
We have a vision for Devizes and have been guardians of its environment, economy, historic importance and traditions for many years.
We would like to see:
- Small scale house building within the town and a continuation of the scheme to allow flats over shops
- Retention of employment land to develop locally basedbusinesses and reduce commuting
- A review of social and leisure
- The promotion of the Arts and tourism in Devizes in all their forms for the contribution they make to the quality of life in the town
- We support schemes which lead to the provision of improved leisure facilities in the town.
We will continue to press the Town Council to become a “Living Wage” employer. It has been demonstrated that this is not only good for staff morale, but also boosts the local economy and helps to reduce the increase in the number of people depending on the services of the Devizes Food Bank.
We continue to campaign for a Minor Injuries Unit for Devizes.
Please sign our petition to encourage Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group to consider this when renewing the contract on the Devizes Treatment Centre currently held by Care UK.
Copies are available from Devizes Books.