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I currently represent Trowbridge Drynham Ward. I have represented the Ward at District and Town Council level for many years and was elected in 2009 to be the Unitary Councillor for Drynham...
General background and experience
I joined the Royal Navy straight from school at the age of 15, serving in the Supply Branch. On leaving the Service, I worked in the Construction Industry for many years. Somewhere along the way I obtained a BA (Hons) degree in Economic History & Economics from Bristol University.
I always put the residents at the heart of any decisions I make as a Councillor. I do not slavishly follow political diktats and have been known to vote against measures that I do not think are in the best interests of Trowbridge people.
I currently serve as Trowbridge Area Board Chairman and also serve as one of the Wiltshire members of the Dorset & Wiltshire Fire Authority. I was the last Leader of the former West Wilts District Council (2007-09).
I am appointed by Trowbridge Town Council to serve as a Trustee on the St James Trust and the Trowbridge Town Trust (both registered charities) .
I am the Secretary and a Trustee of Trowbridge White Ensign Association, a Club for former members of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines which is also a registered charity. I was, for 5 years until November 2016, a Trustee of Trowbridge Sea Cadet Unit.
Personal and family background
I am married, with 3 children and 5 grand children.
I am particularly interested in the affect that Autism has on families and what measures Councils undertake to assist families, carers and sufferers.
Help and advice
I receive many requests for help or advice. I am always happy to meet residents to discuss their concerns. The best way to contact me is by telephone, email or letter to which I endeavour to respond within 3 days.