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Cllr Aarien Areti, Cllr Johnny Thalassites, Cllr Charles O'Connor
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Cllr. Aarien Areti
Aarien was elected as a councillor for Holland in 2018. He is a member of the Licensing, Planning, and Environment Select Committees. Aarien has a keen interest in transport and the environment. He organised local campaigns and is very active in dealing with residents' issues in the ward. As a technology entrepreneur, Aarien is passionate about technology and has a special interest in international trade and relations. He also runs a global think tank on international trade and relations.
Cllr. Johnny Thalassites
Johnny became a councillor for Holland in 2018. He was appointed the Council's Lead Member for Planning and Transport in May 2019 and now serves as Lead Member for Planning, Place and The Environment, as well as Chief Whip for the Conservative Group. Johnny is a life-time resident of one of Chelsea's housing association estates, and in his professional life he has experience in Journalism and Education.
Lucy grew up in Kensington and Chelsea with her family and has lived in Notting Hill for the last 4 years. She studied International Relations and Middle Eastern Studies at Exeter. She now works as a political consultant and has previously worked on a number of international campaigns since helping support the Clinton Campaign in the 2016 US elections.
Lucy enjoys giving back to the community through a number of local charities, including having been a Community Mentor for the Octavia Foundation in North Kensington. Most recently she has focussed her efforts in mentoring Afghan refugees arriving into the UK following the Kabul evacuation in 2021.
Lucy cares passionately about getting young people more involved in politics and their communities, and about mental health, particularly of young people with the impact that the pandemic has had on opportunities for employment and education. She has a keen interest in the environment, and is committed to enhancing our parks, improving our air quality, and ensuring RBKC remains one of the greenest boroughs in the country.
Standing up for Your Priorities in Holland
Improving our air quality and parks
We will make Holland ward greener - by investing in Holland Park; by protecting mature trees on Holland Park Avenue; by holding Thames Water to account to reduce flooding impacts; and by dramatically increasing the number of electric vehicle charging points.
Tackling anti-social behaviour
We will make Holland ward safer - by funding a named community warden for our neighbourhood; by placing CCTV cameras on Russell Road; by installing new acoustic cameras on Holland Road; and by delivering traffic-calming for Holland Park and Oakwood Court.
Value for money and opportunities for all
We will make Holland Ward fairer - by keeping Council Tax in London’s bottom quartile; by continuing to invest more in schools and youth services than almost anywhere in London; and by promoting safe, secure and affordable housing for residents.