Nikki Coles is a proud Fratton resident. She enjoys being involved in community life and has a track record for getting things done. As a young mother of three daughters, Nikki has first hand experience of the struggles that families on low incomes can experience and is determined to give them a voice.
Passionate about local issues, Nikki first became involved in campaigning to protect services such as local childrens’ centres which she felt had supported her as a young mum. Last year she ran a successful public campaign to reinstate the public toilets at Kingston Recreation Ground. Nikki has also worked as a volunteer for Homestart, Fratton Big Local, and Penhale Infants School. She recently received an Inspiring Fratton award in recognition for her work in the local community.
Nikki is supportive of the excellent work already being carried out by Cllr Tom Coles and Stephen Morgan MP and feels she can make a positive contribution by building further on the work they’ve been doing locally. She is already engaging with Fratton residents to find out how best she can help with issues concerning them.
Nikki said: “When I really needed support, Surestart was there for me. But the Tories have taken away that and many other opportunities for others who need help. That’s what makes it so important to be an approachable and visible ward councillor. I’m always willing to listen and speak up on behalf of residents.”