Councillor Robin Cheeseman
I am semi-retired and have lived and worked in Dorset for most of my life; growing up in the Wimborne area and living here in Beaminster since 1988.
My four children have been raised in Beaminster, so I have had involvement in both St Mary’s and the Comprehensive School for over 20 years.
I worked in local government as a Building Control Surveyor at different levels for about 30 years, with previous experience in an architect’s office in central London and on site as a site engineer/manager in the Southampton area.
I have experience of disabled issues through my time in Building Control and by supporting elderly parents with both physical and mental disability.
I have been appointed to the Emergency Planning Team and believe I can contribute from my previous experience of being responsible for dealing with ‘Dangerous Structures’ throughout the West Dorset Area.
My home interests, apart from my family, revolve around buildings/DIY, classic cars and the countryside.
Investment in the future is vital, not only the fabric of the area but more importantly our youth while also taking care of the older generation.
I believe we must keep the rural areas alive with suitable progress and development, but retain local character where possible. We must therefore support local shops, tourism, light industry and agriculture.
I think ‘Green’ issues should be tackled using a practical simple approach avoiding the short-term obsolescence of some ‘high tech’ solutions.
If you don’t know me, you may recognize me from my duties on polling days at Beaminster Public Hall. I believe I am approachable and have been told that I have a good listening ear (although I’m a bit deaf, probably from driving open sports cars!).
So, if you think that I may be able to help with a problem, then please contact me.
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