I came to Hadleigh in 1970 with my parents, found employment with local firms, met my wife, June, and married in the Parish church. We raised our son and Daughter, who went to local schools and we have lived in Hadleigh all our married life. Although I was born elsewhere in Suffolk, I consider myself, after more than 50 years to be a local.
I have been involved with Hadleigh Scouts as a Cub Scout leader, Hadleigh Swimming club as a Referee and official, St. john Ambulance, Hadleigh Dementia Action Alliance as Chairman and I am currently a Community First Responder for the Ambulance Service attending 999 calls in Hadleigh and district. I was a Town Councillor for 12 years and I was honoured to be elected Town Mayor in 2016. I stood down from the Council at the last election to take a break. I have also briefly been your County Councillor before narrowly loosing out at the last election.
I am now retired which gives me the time to put all my energy and enthusiasm into challenging for the role once more. Having already seen the working of the County Council I am ideally placed to be your alternative to more years of bland conservatism and toeing the party line.
I am not going to make any promises here other than to say that as your representative of Hadleigh I will champion the causes that are dear to your heart giving you a voice.
I have heard concerns about;
- The impact of the rapid growth of housing and how it may impact on infrastructure.
- Traffic congestion and the issues surrounding parking including charges.
- How Covid19 has damaged our local trade. What we can do at local level to boost our local economy, and what pressure can be brought to bear on central government to aid recovery.
- Increase in petty crime and the level of local policing given that our town is expanding. We deserve a more visible deterrent.
A vote for me is a vote for Hadleigh.
A vote for me is a vote for fair play and common sense.