Current Outside Body Appointments
Past Outside Body Appointments
Not a past member of any Outside Body.
My front-line role
I am the Liberal Democrat County Councillor for Handside and Peartree division of WGC. The Your Community section provides local service information, news, events, and contacts about the area. Click below for more information.
I represent the interests of around 15,000 residents of WGC. I work with the local Borough Council on a variety of issues.
My County Council responsibilities
I was first elected to the County Council in 2005. I am the LibDem deputy chair of Overview and Scrutiny Committee.
I also have a 'Highways Locality Budget' of £90,000 per year to spend helping to repair and improve roads and footways in my area, although there has been an in-year cut of £5,000 this year. You will see from the money I have allocated this year that I am concentrating on reducing the backlog of maintenance needed on footways, and providing some additional parking spaces for residents. I have also allocated money to help pay for repainting of street light columns, and for restoring some of the grass verges that had been damaged.
I am a member of the following County Council panels (committees):
Policy, Performance and Transformation
Community, Safety and Planning
Roles on outside bodies
I am a Member of Welwyn Hatfield Council, as a Councillor for Peartree ward.
I am a County representative on the Lea Valley Regional Park Authority.
Personal, professional and political details
I have a degree in Economics
and Statistics from the University of York, where I met my wife Lynda. My son
is a structural engineer and my daughter works for a London Borough on
regeneration. Most of my working life was as an IT project manager in various
City financial companies. Since leaving there, I worked as a self-employed
gardener but have now retired. I have lived in WGC for 45 years.
A keen conservationist, I am
a member of the Welwyn Garden City Society, one of the largest civic societies
in the country.
I enjoy country walking and
with my wife, have walked the West Highland Way and the Dalesway. We enjoy
travel both in the UK and overseas.
I am also keenly interested
in railways and am also a season ticket-holder at Hertfordshire's finest
football club, Watford, who I have supported for over 50 years. COYH
I take a keen interest in
highways issues and in ensuring the Garden City ideals are perpetuated.