Candidate name: Simon Feldman
Contact information: [email protected] | 07577062635
During the first lockdown Simon was on the phone calling local residents, checking up on them and seeing if they needed anything. He also delivered ‘Small Acts of Kindness’ bags to their doors with clothing and hot drinks. When he make calls to residents it confirms the importance of engaging with people. Sometimes just as a listening ear to provide support and on other occasions acting to resolve problems they are facing. He has also volunteered for the charity New Hope, both in the Winter Night Shelter and Haven by cooking breakfast for those who have fallen on harder times in Watford. He spent a night out on the streets taking part in the annual rough sleeper count and has helped One Vision with food deliveries. You’ll regularly see him about whether it’s spotting and fixing problems in the area, doing litter picks or just out chatting to neighbours.
The Lib Dem values that mean the most to Simon are...
Being Open, Honest and Hard Working which he has valued ever since I was young. You have to be truthful and approachable so you can build trust and understand issues, taking on feedback about what needs to change and how you can do that. You get out what you put into life so he has always believed working hard, solving problems and delivering real improvements is key.
Simon enjoys living in Watford because...
During the week he takes his rescue dog out for lots of walks, around the parks and in the nature reserves. He loves the amount of green spaces we have in Watford and how we look after and protect them. He also loves learning about the ever changing history of Watford from the town centre to the historic buildings of Cassiobury Park and even the slightly more geeky things like the transport and infrastructure. The great selection of shops and restaurants makes living in Watford great where everything is on our doorstep from Screwfix to Pad Thai!
For a bit of fun, when asked about his favourite food Simon said...
I love all oriental foods especially Thai and Vietnamese! If anyone can make a good Bahn Mi please get in contact.