2022 local election candidates: Manor ward

We have asked all candidates in May’s Adur District Council elections to answer some questions on cycling and transport, to help residents decide on their vote.

Here are the responses we have received so far for Manor ward. If you do not see a response from a candidate you’re looking for, we have not yet received one, and we’ll publish it when we do.

To view candidates for a different ward, see our main 2022 local elections page.

Candidate: Maggie Rumble
Party: Green Party

1. What will you do to bring meaningful improvement to cycling in Adur, not in the distant future, but soon?

Engage residents in discussion about what they want from cycling provision.

I would suggest dedicated cycle lanes, not just coned off bits of road, more cycle racks and cycle storage areas, making it easier to take bikes on trains,  greater & more visible profile given to safer cycle friendly routes through towns.

2. In your ward, or in Adur more widely, what specific problems, challenges or solutions would you like to address that would enable more safe, easy everyday journeys by bike?

Place 20 mph speed limits in residential areas and close to schools. Better enforcement of existing speed limits. Possible restriction of motor transport close to schools at certain times of day (e.g. North Lancing Primary).  Provision of more cycle tracks and better maintenance of existing ones. Ensuring cycle routes join up sensibly and don’t just end abruptly on ordinary roads. For example, extending the cycle track from Shoreham to Lancing along the A27 towards Worthing. And adding a cycle track on the north side of the A27 between Manor Road and Hoe Court. Improving a north-south route through Lancing.  Adding dropped kerbs where appropriate.

3. Do you have any other ambitions for cycling or other forms of sustainable transport in Shoreham and Adur, particularly as the population of our district grows in coming years?

Cyclists’ and pedestrians’ needs to be considered for all new development.

Provision of secure cycle storage close to railway stations and other transport hubs. 

Candidate: Nigel Sweet
Party: Labour & Co-operative

1. What will you do to bring meaningful improvement to cycling in Adur, not in the distant future, but soon?

I believe I was a newly elected Adur councillor in 1996 when the first moves were made towards forming a policy and some goals for the council. I was a keen cyclist then but I’m less keen now due to my age, the local road conditions and air quality problems. If elected on May 5, I realise that Adur District Council on its own cannot transform cycling, sustainable transport and public transport. We need urgent co-operative action across all local and National government, and as a new member of the Labour Group of Adur councillors that would be my aim. 

2. In your ward, or in Adur more widely, what specific problems, challenges or solutions would you like to address that would enable more safe, easy everyday journeys by bike?

I am no expert on planning for cycling and sustainable transport, and so I would ensure experts in the field, as well as representatives of transport users and operators, figure centrally in any plan making. I believe we have the expertise but lack the political will and commitment which I can provide.

3. Do you have any other ambitions for cycling or other forms of sustainable transport in Shoreham and Adur, particularly as the population of our district grows in coming years?

Ambition for improvements for the people you aim to represent is essential for any aspiring politician, and I have that in buckets full!  That ambition covers many issues including cycling, sustainable transport and reducing pollution. The local Labour Party’s policy is set out here…  https://www.ewslabour.org.uk/2022/04/14/our-priorities-for-cycling-and-transport-in-adur/

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