Now fully retired I 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 all been raised in Beaminster, so I have had involvement in both St Mary’s and the Comprehensive School.
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 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 disabilities.
I am part of the Emergency Planning Team and hopefully my previous experience of dealing with ‘Dangerous Structures’ helps me in this role.
My home interests, apart from my family, revolve around buildings/DIY, classic cars, the countryside and beekeeping.
Investment in the future of our world has been highlighted recently and I believe it is important for everyone to do their bit by making a few sacrifices and adjustments to their lifestyle.
It is important to keep rural areas alive with suitable progress and development but to retain local character where possible. We must therefore support local shops, tourism, light industry and sympathetic agriculture.
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!).
Planning, Highways & Advisory Committee, Community Engagement Committee, Community Resilience Committee, Town Amenities Committee and the Finance & General Purposes Committee.
Tel: 01308 863634