I will start with the ugly, the terrible felling of the trees in front of the Ashdown Estate. I was...
I am married with 1 son and 2 step-daughters and have lived in Tidworth for more than 20 years. As well as being the County Councillor and have been a Wiltshire Councillor for over 25 years, I have been I have also been a member of Tidworth Town Council for 10 years, 3 of which was as Deputy Mayor, a role which was an honour to undertake.
In addition to being a Councillor I also work full time as a Civil Servant. I am sure old school and college colleagues would not believe that the punk rocker of the late seventies is now a civil servant and Councillor!
In my spare time (if I get any!), I am very keen on sport having played football for village teams and athletics for Andover (everything from 100m to the marathon). I support Bristol Rovers and keep an eye out for local team Salisbury.
I first got into local politics soon after arriving in Tidworth as I was shocked at the lack of facilities and how run down the town had become. I am proud to have been involved in the transformation of the Town from a place that few civilian or military families wanted to live, to the up and coming place it is now. There is still a long way to go but with the Leisure Centre, Lidl, Tesco, Wellington Academy and Castledown Business Park, we have the building blocks for a successful and sustainable community.