I moved to Suffolk in 2007, when Denise and I made Snape our home. I retired from a 30-year career in the nuclear power industry in 2014. My interest in local issues has been fuelled by my involvement with the Parish Council and, in 2017, I stood for a County Council position. This has provided me with the opportunity to really shape the community in which we live.
The issues in my area that concern many of my constituents are the condition of our roads, potholes and overgrown hedgerows. There are also significant topics such as Sizewell A and B and the development of Sizewell C alongside other projects, such as windfarms and interconnectors. It is essential that we ensure developments of this scale are delivered in a manner that is considerate of the impact on the community and the environment. It is important to me that residents are at ease with the Sizewell C plans, and I will work to provide our Division with the infrastructure improvements it needs to cope with a larger Sizewell development.
As a County Councillor, my objective is to represent all the people in my community and to make things happen. I will continue to focus on community groups, and particularly opportunities for young adults, along with business and heritage improvements.
I can be contacted at Russ.Rainger@suffolk.gov.uk
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