Personal Site of

Cllr Peter Armstrong

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Cllr Peter Armstrong

Phone: 02381 781395

Email:
peter.armstrong
@newforest.gov.uk

Home Address:
Oaktree House
Hamilton Road
Hythe
Southampton
SO45 3PB

About Cllr Armstrong

Peter has been described as “someone who gets things done”

 

Previously he has worked for Five District Councils as well as other work roles (including running his own business in the New Forest area). This has given him great insight into the workings of local authorities. He knows how to work with officers for the benefit of local communities. As a Manager in local Government his team, administrator and sites won awards nationally, regionally and locally. He ended up speaking at Cranfield University and writing articles for a national Journal + being interviewed by Local Radio.

 

He has also served on various Charities over the years, Peter has a long history of serving and helping others.

 

Since being elected : - 

  • Peter has worked with New Forest District Council officers and seen £350,000 worth of improvements to his local estate during 2015/16.  All from an idea he had in 2013 to bring Parish, District and County Council representatives round a table to bring improvements. Parish have installed a new play area and planted bulbs. County have made improvements to roads - No potholes!. District put in over 120 new fences, over 50 dropped kerbs and driveways, three new car park area and tree/shrub planting. This amounts to over £500.000 of improvements in a couple of years. Improvements are continuing.
  • He introduced a Credit Union (Community Bank) drop-in locally with a view to it being spread further across the District. Currently this is running from Totton.- Low cost loans, savings accounts and budgeting help.
  • Hythe & Dibden were chosen as  Brand New Forest Village of the year for 2017 after face to face contact with many local businesses and relevant local Government officers by Peter. One quote at the time said this “Hythe and Dibden’s win is mostly down to the energy and enthusiasm of Cllr Peter Armstrong who has tirelessly promoted the campaign to local businesses.”  The local area currently has more offers than any other Parish or Town in the District.
  • Peter is a Board member of the New Forest Business Partnership representing the Waterside and also sits on the Education Forum at Totton College. He has been instrumental in a lot more “joined up thinking/partnership working.”
  • He continues to deal with numerous local residents queries and problems with good results in a very high proportion of cases.
  • Peter is not afraid to get his “hands dirty” and is regularly seen litter picking which he has been doing most weeks for nearly over five years. Initiated Clean for the Queen (A Keep Britain Tidy Campaign) across the New Forest area which saw 500 volunteers out in the spring of 2016. Also involved in 2017 - the Great British Spring Clean. Has been given “titles” such as District Litter Champion and Hampshire Litter Hero! ( the later written up by Keep Britain Tidy)!
  • He serves on various Committees and task and finish groups at the District (as well as being a Local Parish Councillor too!). In his first year as a Councillor he attended nearly 100 meetings!

 

In his Spare time he has been Chairman of a Charity that runs a Local Community Hall. He’s just stepped down from this (summer 2017), after three years* helping to obtain £25,000 worth of grants, other improvements including writing a five year Business Plan, website, setting up other digital platforms and attracting more users giving the Charity a healthy bank balance to move forward for the future. 

*His wife is pleased as he has now found time to do some overdue painting at home!! 

 

What others are saying about him: - 

“You helped me sort out my long standing issue with my housing provider”

“Your experience in local Government comes in very useful”

“At last someone who cares for our local community”

“Someone who can be trusted”

“You do what you say”



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