I live with my family in Sidcup. I want to ensure that our area remains a clean, safe place to live and work.
Bexley and Sidcup is growing, we need more good quality homes, for families, young people starting out, and for supporting those who need our care. We need to safeguard our police numbers and improve roads and rail.
I have supported investment in; Sidcup with the transformation of the High Street and Station Road; improved lighting; supporting cultural Sidcup and our super Rose Bruford and Bird Colleges; and providing care for those who need it most by investing in our social care teams.
In the next four years, I will be supporting investment in new technology, faster broadband, greener energy, bringing skills training to build our future in Sidcup. More investment in keeping Sidcup clean and making sure more children go to good and outstanding schools.
I have lived in Bexley since 1986. My wife teaches at a local primary school. We have two children: both born at Queen Mary’s and educated at local schools.
I work in the building industry managing a training centre for roofing contractors.
I am heavily involved in local community activities. I was a Parent Governor at my children’s primary school. I am a Governor of Oxleas NHS Trust where I’ve helped to improve services at Queen Mary’s and with the setting up of BexleyCare, the new service joining up health and social care for Bexley residents. I also work with the Bexley Moorings Project Charity which supports vulnerable children across the borough.
If elected, I want to help continue to make Sidcup the very best of places to live, to work and to visit and to ensure that Council Tax and Business Rate payers receive quality services and value for money.
I am privileged to have been a member of Bexley Council since 1974, representing Sidcup throughout. Sidcup has been my home since 1975. A retired solicitor, in my spare time I belong to several local groups including Sidcup Community Garden Group, Friends of Footscray Meadows, Sidcup Literary & Scientific Society and Lamorbey & Sidcup History Society.
Since I was first elected, I have held a variety of positions and am currently Chairman of the Licensing Committee.
I have supported residents in a number of campaigns, such as “We Want Waitrose” and the group to save Old Farm Park. I am particularly interested in Town Planning. I regularly assist residents in supporting or objection to Planning applications. I feel we must use the Planning Process to ensure better quality buildings. I firmly believe we should conserve Bexley’s historic buildings.