Jane Temple – Green Party Candidate for Darley Ward, Derby

Jane Temple has lived in Derby for 21 years and in Darley Ward for the last 11 years. She is a railway engineer and a long-standing campaigner on environmental and social justice issues. Jane wants to live in a city and country that recognise the finite resources of our planet. The use and development of those resources must be sustainable and for the benefit of all. This has motivated her to stand as a Green Party candidate in the last three local elections. The issues she is campaigning on include:

  • Improve choices for people to walk, cycle and take the bus.
  • Give pedestrians and cyclists greater priority at signalled junctions and crossings.
  • Set a default speed limit of 20 mph for residential areas.
  • Make council buildings better insulated.
  • Work to provide free insulation for households in Derby, as achieved by Greens in Kirklees.
  • Amend planning rules to require that new buildings have the highest levels of energy conservation and generate their own renewable energy.
  • Protect Derby’s heritage, for example by re-using historic buildings.
  • Restore the listed Derby Hippodrome, extending and remodelling it to form a large modern theatre.
  • Bring empty houses back into use. The council should take a lead by renovating 40 West Avenue, the prominent property at Five Lamps that is currently derelict. This council-owned building should then be rented out.
  • Seek alternatives to waste disposal that do not lock the council into long-term incineration contracts.
  • Keep green spaces green.

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