I have lived in the London Borough of Bexley since 1988. I currently live in Bexleyheath. I have three adult children who went to local primary and secondary schools. I work as Head of Department in a local Academy school teaching Foreign Languages.
I have been a Councillor in East Wickham ward since May 2014. I enjoy meeting people and trying to help them with issues and concerns. I have worked with residents to prevent fly tipping, sort out uneven paving stones and have liaised with London and Quadrant Housing Trust with regard to regeneration of disused land. I have attended Safer Neighbourhood meetings with the police and regularly attend the fetes organised by St Mary the Virgin Church. I have helped fund the Welling Christmas tree over the past four years.
In my spare time I enjoy cycling and horse riding. I also enjoy reading, watching films and walking.
I have lived in the heart of East Wickham with my wife and son since 2004 and was an East Wickham Councillor between 2009-14. I can often be seen in the Ward walking my Beagle dog, Boris, or on the daily school run.
I’m an I.T. Director, a parishioner of St. Mary the Virgin Church, a member of the East Wickham Police Panel, and an ex-Police Officer. I was previously a board member of the Woodlands Farm Trust, a Governor of East Wickham Junior School, and supported the East Wickham Open Space Volunteers.
As an ex-East Wickham Councillor, I dealt effectively with matters relating to the police, community, planning application, and social housing matters. I also had the pleasure of assisting in the introduction of the highly successful East Wickham Police Dispersal Zone, the long overdue and acclaimed school merger, and the opening of Riverdale Court care home.
I have been a local Councillor since May 2010. Over the past eight years, I have been proud to represent the area in which I lived for many years. I went to Hillsgrove Primary and Townley Grammar schools and still live in Welling. My full-time job is as a Communications Manager in the City of London. Until the 2014 election, I was very closely involved in Scouting in Bexley, having been, among other roles, a Scout and leader at 1st East Wickham (St Michael’s) Scout group.
Aside from supporting residents to keep Bexley a pleasant and well-run place to live, I am passionate about education and opportunities for young people. In the coming years, I will also be keenly interested in the Borough’s Growth agenda and the opportunities it offers, as well as in maintaining value for money for Bexley’s residents while delivering the quality services