Hello, my name is Mark Alcock, I am 60 years old and live in Bay Street, Rochdale with my wife and our two cats. I’ve attended school, college and university, where I studied both information technology and as a teacher. I have three daughters (including twins) and four grandchildren, one of whom is autistic. I’m proud to have been selected to represent the residents of Healey Ward by Rochdale Liberal Democrats.
I have gained a vast wealth of experience as a councillor and I have helped thousands of residents having served eight years on Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council – holding the environment & infrastructure portfolio and as a parish councillor on Shaw and Crompton parish council. Prior to that, I lived and served served for eight years on South Ribble Borough Council and Farington Parish Council. I have also served on Greater Manchester Police Authority as a representative, getting more police funding to the areas I represented.
My youngest daughter is a qualified midwife, my sister in law, is a ward supervisor and my brother in law, a consultant surgeon. With this much NHS experience close to hand, I have inside knowledge of the problems at our hospitals and I will work to make sure that all our residents get the services and health facilities that Healey area needs area needs.
I have had a varied work history, working in a variety of jobs from farming, milkman, wagon driver, cleaner, forklift driver, miller and driller, shop manager, sales rep, IT trainer, and production worker and lately selling Sky TV. You will see me out and about at the Arndale and the Arcades in Ashton amongst other places!
When I’m not working, I like to spend my limited spare time with my wife, my daughters, my grandchildren, and tending my allotment and watching sport
I am not a career politician, I have had a good mix of the real challenges that many of the people living in Healey have encountered. This includes the stressful process of being made redundant more than once. I believes that these experiences help me when he represents the people of Healey who put their trust in him.
Mark’s Manifesto for Healey Ward
I am already working and will continue to work improve our area by:
Reversing the Labour councils plans to build on our Greenfields
Getting potholes filled across our area
Having rubbish and fly tipping removed both on our streets and countryside
Working to stop bikers and off road vehicles damaging our wonderful countryside
Stopping speeding traffic in several locations
Alleviating flooding in numerous areas
Working to get more places and resources at our local schools
Protecting of the green belt across our area
Listening to people’s concerns and issues
Advising and assisting with school appeals
Assisting with planning issues and advice
Supporting constituents with housing and homelessness problems
Helping with council tax issues
Clamping down on dog fouling and stray dogs
If I can be of any assistance, please don’t hesitate to email me: [email protected]
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Or write to me at: Mark Alcock, 31 Bay Street, Rochdale , OL12 0EA