Hello! For those of you that don’t know me I’m Peter Diplock and will be meeting many of you over the next few months ahead of the County Council elections next year. I was born locally in what was St Mary’s hospital, and have a large extended family in the town. I’ve had a varied career, working in Emergency Planning for the Cabinet Office, being a teacher, and in a record shop (my favourite!) I’ve also more recently worked in both Adult Social Care and Children’s Services and know only too well the challenges faced by those who need help from an often impenetrable system.
I’m involved locally with Living Streets, a nationwide charity that promotes active travel and have taken demands for the British Lung Foundation’s campaign for a new Clean Air Act to parliament. Alongside being a Borough councillor I work locally in part of the NHS, and have seen first-hand the impact of County cuts and consistent underfunding for special educational needs children and adult social care. I want to work with colleagues of any political persuasion to improve the services from the County Council.
If you would like to get in touch with me to talk about local issues or support my campaign in any way, do get in touch, I look forward to hearing from you.