Appointed to Swindon Borough Council's Cabinet as Cabinet Member for Strategic Planning & Sustainability 2018/19:
A great opportunity to work in a field where I have 35 years experience - the Housing industry has been my life since I was 18. I fully intend to deliver on some of the ambitious plans for Swindon with good quality housing developments.
APPOINTED AS CHAIR OF 'CHILDRENS HEALTH, SOCIAL CARE & EDUCATION OVERSIGHT & SCRUTINY COMMITTEE' 2017/18:
I'm delighted to have been appointed as Chair of this important committee covering a subject for which I have a great interest. I remain on the following committees:
Growing the Economy
Archaeological Advisory Board
AONB, Appointments Committe, Swindon Challenge Board for Education Improvement, Town Centre Cabinet Member Advisory Group, New Eastern Villages Cabinet Member Advisory Group
MY WORK IN SWINDON BOROUGH COUNCIL and THE RIDGEWAY WARD:
Since my election in May 2016 I have really enjoyed my work in the Ridgeway Ward. I now attend four Parish Council meetings on a monthly basis and have met some really great people doing a lot for their communities. I have done as much as I can to support them in what they want to achieve.
I am grateful for the lovely comments from residents and appreciate your support for me. If residents report issues to me they will get a quick response!
WORK IN 2017/18:
Litter picking on The Ridgeway
I love having so much open space near to where we live - we walk our dog on The Ridgeway (yes - we always go well prepared and pick up any of her deposits) whilst we are collecting other peoples litter.
I have asked the local police to keep a closer eye on the area as there has been anti-social behaviour and drug use as well as damage to livestock.
WORK IN 2016/2017:
In my first year I enjoyed an afternoon tour of a farm in Wiltshire to help me appreciate how hard our farmers have to work!
Working in Swindon but living in the rural communities of The Ridgeway ward I am able to get a great perspective on the challenges faced by both Town and Countryside.
WORK IN 2016/2017:
I am a representative for Swindon on the Council of Partners of the AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) - this is an organisation which is there to preserve the Nationally important landscapes which surrounds us. My family and I enjoy the sheer beauty of our countryside and The Ridgeway!