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Simeon Jackson (If you’re looking for the footballer, click here.)

Candidate for Sewell Ward: Standing in Norwich City Council elections on Thursday 2nd May 2019

Simeon was a Green Party city councillor between 2013 and 2018, representing Mancroft Ward. Having moved to live just off Silver Road, he is now standing to represent Sewell Ward.

Some of his achievements whilst on the council were:

  • Campaigning for better air quality, including calling for bus companies to upgrade their fleet to low-emission vehicles, which they are now starting to do,
  • Challenging dubious viability claims used by developers to get out of their obligation to build affordable housing,
  • Voicing concerns about the way in which the city has gone about cycle path projects, often without understanding the needs of various user groups (especially the visually impaired),
  • Successfully lobbying for changes to the council’s River Wensum Strategy where it would have negatively impacted on the privacy and safety of riverside residents.

He continues to campaign on these and many other local issues.  In particular, he is a vocal opponent of the recent scheme for Anglia Square, which he says “would create an inappropriately tall mass of low-quality buildings and would not meet the needs of the local community.”

Simeon works as an architectural professional on St Augustines Street, and uses his knowledge of architecture and design to push for planning policies that preserve our city’s heritage, make the city more environmentally sustainable and provide a better environment for us all to live and work in.

Simeon is active in many local community groups, including Norwich Farmshare, The Norwich Society, the Cathedral Magdalen and St Augustines Forum, and the St Augustines Community Together Residents Association.

He said: “The Green Party is the strong opposition party that we need to make Norwich a better place for Norwich residents, as well as lower our impact on our shared environment. Please vote Green on 2nd May.”

Current Employment: Nicholas Vanburgh Ltd. Assistant Architectural Designer.

Current Voluntary Positions:

  • Cathedral, Magdalen and St Augustines Forum – Vice-Chair
  • Saint Augustines Community Together Residents Association – Vice-Chair
  • The Norwich Society – member of Planning Appraisals Committee
  • The Norwich Society – member of Conservation and Development Committee
  • Norwich Farmshare – Non-executive secretary to the board

Elected Position: Green Party City Councillor on Norwich City Council (May 2013 – May 2018).

General Election Candidate: Green Party prospective parliamentary candidate for Mid-Norfolk for the 2015 General Election

University: First class honours Architectural Engineering (International) MEng degree at University of Leeds (Autumn 2006 to Summer 2011) including year abroad at The Pennsylvania State University, PA, USA (2008 to 2009 academic year)

Employment: Edward Jackson (Engineer) Ltd. Office assistant and web designer for manufacturer of paint roller machinery (Summer 2009, 2010, 2011-2012)

Employment (as self-employed): Labouring for Smith & Bloom Ltd, garden design and landscaping (2011-2012)

Project (as self-employed): Nicholas Vanburgh Ltd. Website design and maintenance (2009-2012), also assisting with construction of office/house in north central Norwich

Holiday employment: Draughtsman at Charles Morris FRICS, designer of country homes (Holidays of 2007 and 2008)

Work: Junior Project Engineer at Tesla Motors Ltd. (Winter 2005 to Late Summer 2006)

Employment: Commercial Trainee at Palgrave Brown UK Ltd, trussed rafter manufacturing (Autumn 2005 to Autumn 2006)

Art College: BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Foundation Art and Design at Norwich School of Art and Design, Norfolk (Autumn 2003 to Summer 2004)

Sixth Form: A-levels at Wymondham College, Norfolk (Autumn 2001 to Summer 2003)

High School: GCSEs at Neatherd High School, Dereham, Norfolk (1997 to 2001)

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