Tracey Wye - Potton Ward

Tracey Wye for Central Beds Council

Name: Tracey Wye

Candidate for: Potton Ward

Address: 26 Station Road, Potton, SG19 2PU

Tel: 01767 261 319


Twitter: @thewyebird

If you elect me to represent Potton Ward on Central Bedfordshire CounciI will:

  • Stand against over-development, and demand better infrastructure and services
  • Check money made through development is spent in our area rather than see it diverted to projects across the county
  • Promote council policies which respect and encourage wildlife and biodiversity, protect our natural environment, and work with developers to build a greener, more energy efficient homes
  • Work with the council to ensure we support schools to provide our children with the best opportunities and outcomes. I am concerned about secondary education and the issue of two-tier/three-tier systems
  • Monitor road safety across the ward and look for ways to improve safety for pedestrians, cyclists, horse riders and motorists
  • Promote a culture of involving local people in the decisions that will affect our communities into the future. I will be mindful to balance the needs and interests of residents with the scope of the council
  • Work hard to ensure our area is given a fair hearing during any discussions about council services and plans
  • Increase scrutiny of the council, and help people navigate council bureaucracy.


I live in Potton with my husband, two sons, and two cats.

Thanks to my long career as a newspaper journalist, I am an effective communicator and am not afraid to ask awkward questions on behalf of residents.

I am involved with the local Scout and Cubs troops and have recently volunteered in schools to help children improve their reading.

As part of a three-woman team, I researched and planned the upgrade to the Henry Smith play park equipment for Potton Town Council after asking local children what they wanted to see installed.

Ten years ago I started Potton's first social crafting group.