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Aug 3, 2017

Council Must Build ‘Softer Social Side’

Philip Willoughby

According to mayoral aspirant Phillip Willoughby, the slings and arrows of his opponents do not bother him, as he is concentrated on bringing even more services for residents of the Old Capital. One of the things he wants to see more of the council doing is a ‘social side,’ particularly addressing survivors and victims of crime. While the current gang truce is holding and violence has been significantly reduced, surviving relatives and others have particular needs that he says should be a job for the council.


Philip Willoughby, Mayoral Aspirant

“I am at peace with myself, without animosity towards any; I stand firm that I am going to stick it out in my mayoral bid leading up to the convention on the twenty-eighth of August at ITVET, and I am confident that come whatever may, I will maintain my support for the Council. Now whatever happens internally to the family that I belong to and let’s say that’s the U.D.P. family – I prefer leave my business internally and leave it at that. But beside the infrastructural improvement, I will take it a step further – there needs to be a soft and social side that the city must be engaged with.  The struggle they face every day to cope with the loss of that loved one isn’t easy. So we will design within the organizational structure of the Council, a department to create outreach to work with those families who have lost their loved ones. So whilst the physical infrastructure is progressing and moving forward, a lot of the streets that were built did not come with the drainage component; we need to address that. A lot of streets that were built for some reason have depreciated over time and everything isn’t perfect, but we need to correct that and forward the physical and infrastructural development of the city.”

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