About Robert

I am the County Councillor representing the division of Amesbury East, part of which, from west of Boscombe Road, including Archer’s Gate and King’s Gate will now become the new Amesbury South in the May 2021 local government elections.

As the sitting Councillor I have chosen to stand for election here in Amesbury South and look forward to providing support and assistance for residents and helping resolve concerns.

As your Councillor, it has been my privilege to represent you at County Hall, and hope to count on your support into the new term...

Since being elected as Wiltshire councillor in 2017 I have actively supported residents over such issues as contentious planning applications, development matters, fly-tipping and illegal site activities. I take pride in reacting quickly and decisively to concerns raised by residents in helping to bring about a satisfactory resolution. 

In addition to my role as councillor, I have special responsibilities as Portfolio Holder for Recycling and Waste and Chair of Amesbury Area Board. The Area Board provides support for the local community including the awarding of grants to local causes for community projects including sports facilities. 

I look forward to the challenges of the new term from 2021 onwards due in part to the lasting effects on the budget of COVID-19 and the need to effectively manage finances. With such a challenge ahead, it is therefore even more important to have a known representative at County Hall with a proven track record who will represent residents regardless of their problems. I look forward to continuing the work I have started, and providing a rapid response when for residents to help resolve concerns. 

My career started in Analytical Chemistry before focusing on health and safety; initially as a Trade Union representative then through several Senior Managerial roles. Supporting a worker’s rights through an effective health and safety culture has many parallels with being a councillor, and this has always been top of my agenda. I moved to Amesbury in 2004 to take on the role of Station Health Safety and Environment Adviser at Boscombe Down, where I served for nearly 4 years. 

I have interests in photography, walking and Italian cars; I seem to collect Alfa Romeo’s, although walking has nothing to do with these widely rumoured unreliable cars! I welcome contact should there be any matters you wish to discuss and even just for a chat; as we all know how important communication has become since COVID-19.

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