I have been your borough councillor for Hanworth and Birch Hill since 2000. As a retired teacher I naturally support all the schools in the ward. I am Chairman of the committee that makes sure the borough council delivers on its promises to children, young people and families.
I was a governor of Birch Hill School for over 10 years and I am now a governor at The Pines where among other things I helped secure better parking. I recently helped all our ward schools (Birch Hill, The Pines and St Margaret Clitherow) by getting them each a defibrillator, to save lives.
You tell me, when I call on my walkabouts, that this is a great place to live. I work hard to help it remain so.
I used my members fund to upgrade Dryden Woods play park, and Quintillis play area. I pressed for Hedgehog Park to be painted and resurfaced soon.
Speeding is an issue in the ward so I asked for 30 mph RED flashing signs to be installed along the Ringmead and Birch Hill Road to slow down the cars.
Parking is still a problem, so I campaign hard to get more spaces. Working with Bracknell Forest Homes it has been possible to put more spaces in Oakengates, Pembroke and Claverdon.
Bracknell is one of the safest places to live. It is important this continues so I keep in touch with local police and PCSO’s.
I have improved the lighting at Hanworth Shops and Birch Hill, with new LED lamps and next Christmas look out for some festive lights to brighten up the area. If you re-elect me, I promise to stay focused on what matters to you locally such as delivering good schools, a clean and safe neighbourhood, things for young people to do, and of course better parking.
I am married with two school-aged children who attend local schools. I run a small marketing business and I am also an experienced local councillor. I have lived in the area for 20 years. Having young children I am very much aware of the need for a good education so I am keen to take an active part in driving
school improvement as well as ensuring enough places for our children.
Being a parish councillor has prepared me for the role of a borough councillor by allowing me to see how things work as well as to use my communication and influencing skills to achieve things for my residents. So I know how to stand up and speak on behalf of people who may not be able to.
I am passionate about the development of the new town centre, because it will bring more shops and lots of jobs to the area. Change is good but it must be done properly and we must ensure our heritage is protected. South Hill Park is an important part of our heritage and cultural offering.
As a small business owner I am also passionate about celebrating small business success and encouraging entrepreneurship to help create more jobs and more wealth for the local area.
With two young children, like most parents, I look to the future and I believe we should maintain a community where young people are safe, have a good education so that they can get a good job and afford to buy their own home. Where they can’t buy their own home right away we must
focus on providing more affordable homes so that they are not forced to move away.
Even though Bracknell Forest is a great place to live I think there is still a lot to be done and I’d like your
vote to help me support you.
Since leaving the London Fire Brigade as a senior officer, in 1993, I have owned and run my own com panies, providing risk management and occupational safety support services. I love helping organisations, in the private, public and voluntary sectors, deliver efficiency and effectiveness, in a safe environment and keeping their people safe.
I have been a magistrate (Justice of the Peace) for 28 years, so I understand many of the issues facing residents. I specialise in youth crime and with a 13 year old son, I also tend to be kept up to date with the issues of relevance to young persons. Throughout my working life I have focused on caring for people. It’s what I do.
As a Trades Unionist I am used to listening to people, in order to seek their views and deliver change. I know how the process of representing your views works so I’m looking forward, if elected, to hitting the ground running. I’ve already served on public facing committees in my work, so representing people is not new to me.
I will always try and remove the jargon from things, which means you’ll find me straight talking. I deal with people in an honest, direct and no-nonsense way. I will focus on keeping crime and anti-social behaviour under control, although I also believe that we should have more for our young people to do; a few more parking spaces wouldn’t go amiss either.
I want to become your councillor so that I can use my robust communications skills on residents’ behalf, to be your voice in the right places, to drive well managed change so that Hanworth and Birch Hill remains a great place to live.
High customer satisfaction
87% satisfaction rating by residents
Strong leadership and finances
Making the tough decisions
Town centre all signed up
The Conservatives stayed committed
Low council tax
No rise for the last 5 years
More schools planned
Award winning social care
High quality care whatever your age
Great recycling with rewards
Great leisure facilities
Coral Reef makeover
Beautiful parks and open spaces
Residents satisfaction very high
New Urgent Care Centre
Committed to community based services
Home ownership schemes
Low crime and anti social behaviour
Improved road maintenance
Lots of potholes filled
Kept open in difficult times
Bracknell Conservative Association (BCA)