Today is the turn of Paul Crum, known to many as ‘Bicky’ from his army days, who is standing as an Independent for Bude ward.
“I won’t beat around the bush and bore you; besides, most already know of me.
This last year has been hard on us all. I know this first hand with working in a care setting and having teenagers and a growing family; it has been hard on our whole community from the very oldest to the very youngest in our town, but we saw the great Bude community spirit shine through and people pulling together, so we have just about managed to get though it together as one big family helping each other along.
We can finally see brighter times coming.
I just want to let you know I am still here for anyone who needs me, no matter how small or trivial your emergency may seem to others. I am here and ready to help in anyway I or my family can, 24 hours a day.
During my time as a councillor, albeit short, I have had the pleasure of serving on the Communities Committee, which I believe is one of the most important committees on BSTC.
I also enjoyed being on the Bude Social Action Fund Panel and helping with the valiant work carried out by them distributing valuable funds to local groups.
I would like to add that I have always, and will carry on being, a staunch supporter of The Pearl Exchange and I will give my full backing to any current or new groups supporting physical and mental awareness.
If I am honoured with re-election on the 6th May, I look forward to working with the newly elected council and our community.”