Rebecca Halifax

County Councillor for Cirencester Park Division

Rebecca has lived in central Cirencester for just over two years and in that time has already become an active and involved resident, joining Cirencester College as a Governor in December 2018, the Town Council in May 2019 and the County Council in 2021. Rebecca’s priorities are about:

  • Improving outcomes for our young people – whether through providing better access to housing, health services (including mental health provision), leisure activities or employment prospects, especially for those young people who come from vulnerable or low income situations.
  • Road safety – with the help of local residents she has already campaigned successfully to improve road safety at the busy Abbey Way/Grove Lane intersection, and there are other places in town that need attention too, such as a traffic safety bollard at Black Jack Street.
  • Making local government more representative of the residents it serves, by seeking out and reflecting the views and wishes of the people it represents, by bringing Council practices into the 21st century, and by doing the work that our residents think is important – that does include sorting out parking!

Rebecca has worked in Tech as a freelance project manager for many years, and has 3 children and a demanding rescue cat. In her spare time Rebecca presents a radio show for Corinium Radio about local issues, and – pandemic aside - works with the local enterprise partnership, GFirstLEP, to run career days in secondary schools that encourage young people to pursue science and technology subjects.

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