Crowthorne Parish Ward Vice Chairman of the Crowthorne Educational Charity
Originally from a farming family near York, I have lived in Bracknell and Crowthorne for most of the past thirty years. I have been co-founder of a number of successful Internet businesses and continue to take a leadership role at the most recent of these.
I am married with two children who have recently left to study at Universities in York and Newcastle so I finally have some free time which I hope to put to good use to help our community following my recent election as Parish Councillor.
I am keen dog walker I am very aware of the beautiful woodlands we have around us and in which I walk daily. In the coming years the large housing developments in and around Crowthorne are going to bring change to our neighbourhood and require expanded services and infrastructure.
Appointed to sit on the Crowthorne Educational Charity
The purpose of the Crowthorne Educational Charity is to promote the education of persons resident in the Parish of Crowthorne. All Councillors of Crowthorne Parish Council serve as Trustees on the Crowthorne Educational Charity, however the Charity exists as a separate entity to Crowthorne Parish Council. The Charity is administered by the staff of Crowthorne Parish Council on behalf of the Trustees.
Appointed to sit on the Neighbourhood Planning Working Group which will investigate matters associated with the following:
To designate the Parish of Crowthorne as a Neighbourhood Area under the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 and define the scope, content and vision of a Neighbourhood Plan. To produce a project plan involving key local partners and community engagement. To research and build up evidence and develop options for aims, policies, proposals and/or site allocations.
Appointed to sit on the Major Development Planning Committee
The Major Development Planning Committee looks at major developments which are deemed as such by Crowthorne Parish Council. The criteria is the significant impact on Crowthorne (including neighbouring Parish Councils), but does not supersede the current process of investigations into local smaller domiciliary and trade planning applications and the subsequent recommendations.
Appointed to sit on the Administration Working Group which investigates matters related to the following:
Community Awards, CPC promotion, media, finance, budget, office administration/IT and terms and conditions of hire
To review all Parish Council contracts including the Social Club Lease
Appointed to sit on the Property Working Group which investigated matters related to the following:
To oversee facility maintenance, equipment provision and recreational activities associated with the Morgan Centre building and car park, Parish Hall, and Morgan Recreation Ground
Appointed to sit on the Emergency Planning Working Group which is responsible for investigating the following:
To establish a clear set of roles and responsibilities for those involved in emergency preparation and response at the local level.
Representative on Outside Bodies.
Crowthorne Reduce Our Waste (C.R.O.W) Crowthorne/Wokingham without Parish Councils Liason Group (6 monthly)