Member, Community Engagement Committee
4 Police House
Tel - 01980 600528
A road traffic accident, in 1997, led to me being signed off work for two weeks and I use the time to look for a new house. Being the son of farmers and growing up near Lyneham, Tidworth offered all I wanted and I have never regretted the move (although I still wish the car could have been saved). Then, as now, I work in Newbury and enjoy the daily drive to and from work. For the first 10 years I was content to do no more than most people and just enjoy living in Tidworth. I became very conscious of the security I felt from the local community and the changes and improvements that had been taking place; the oval, TESCOs, Lidl, and the TLC to name a few. While talking to a neighbour, & councillor, I mentioned this and she asked if I would be interested in giving some time to try and put something back. This started with my attending Tidworth Area Board meetings where I chatted to several other councillors & eventually my being co-opted onto Tidworth Town Council.
Sitting on the Community Engagement Subcommittee I worked with councillor Kemp on the first three editions of Tidworth Times. Unfortunately a serious illness in my family during the early months of 2013 meant I was unable to spare the time the community deserves and I decided not to stand for election a few months later. With that behind me I was co-opted back on in the Autumn of 2014 and am once again on the Community Engagement Subcommittee.
My interests include, DIY, reading and motoring.