Q&A: My Redbridge
PUBLISHED: 17:00 02 March 2018
Following last week’s Q&A with a Labour candidate for Wanstead Village, we talk to Scott Wilding, a Conservative candidate for the same ward
What is your connection with the borough?
I’m the third generation of my family to live in Wanstead, I grew up here, went to Wanstead Church School and Wanstead High. I’m also chair of the Wanstead Society. It’s my home.
What’s the best thing about working or living in the borough?
Community spirit: Steve Wilks, Michelle Dunn and I have been involved with tidying up Nightingale, bi-monthly litter picks and fundraising for community events.
What one thing would you change?
I’d put more investment into Wanstead High Street and the urban realm. It needs some uplift to make it better for residents and businesses.
Use three words to describe the borough.
Home, friendly and green.
Who is the most inspiring person you know?
My sister is a primary school teacher in Redbridge. That’s a tough gig when you have 30 10-year-olds.
What new law would you introduce if you were prime minister?
I’d pass a law that gives the UK an additional bank holiday on November 11. It’s the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. Let’s never forget those who served – and are serving – this country.
If you were the editor of this paper, what issues in the borough would you focus on?
That’s easy: we should focus on cleanliness, parking and local amenity space. Those are the issues we hear about most.