My name is Hayley Dallman and I am standing in Oak Tree Ward. I am 23 years old and I was born, and have lived, in Mansfield my whole life, apart from when I lived in Manchester whilst studying for my Sociology degree. I have recently completed a master’s degree in social science research methods and I am currently employed as a Senior Support Worker at Age UK Notts.
As a young woman with long-term health conditions, and from a working-class, mining family, I think that I can represent a large part of the Mansfield community that is not represented enough within local politics. I am very passionate about social justice and equality, as well as community and voluntary involvement.
This can be seen through my voluntary experience with older people, exchange students, animals, in hospitals, and in schools. Most recently, I have volunteered with Blind Veterans as a home visitor and administrative assistant. I also have professional experience within various charities, researching the NHS at Wilmington Healthcare, and housing and health at Mansfield District Council.
I will work with the Council, the Labour group, and first and foremost, Oak Tree residents, to refine my areas of focus if I were elected. However, I am interested in ensuring community safety and prosperity in Oak Tree, dealing with – and preventing – litter, fly tipping, crime and antisocial behaviour. Additionally, ensuring the quality of communities through working in partnership with key organisations such as the Oak Tree Conservation Group, the Neighbourhood Management Team, the Framework Heath Centre, and the Friends Of Oak Tree, amongst many others.