I set up Pompey Litter Pickers to promote awareness that we are all responsible for our environment. We hope that more people will think about the consequences of littering, which is a big negative for our image and does affect our quality of life. Portsmouth is a densely-populated city and we have to build on the “community feeling” that exists here.
I am a keen cyclist and am campaigning for more safe cycle routes around the city. As a flat, compact city we could be a “cycling capital”, but in order to do that we have to make our streets safer first for all road users. Work by the Portsmouth Cycle Forum shows that actually it is a dangerous place for cyclists at present, but we have a huge opportunity to encourage a change to more sustainable transport modes. It would revolutionise how we live, improve our quality of life, and help us be healthier.