I have lived in Wellington Chase Crowthorne since 1988 and held various senior European Financial Management positions over a 32-year career with the same US Corporation.
For the last 14 years since retiring in 2002 I have been involved in the life of the local Community for the past 14 years, with the last 9 of these as a local Parish Councillor. I am one of the two Councillors who represent Crowthorne South which includes Wellington Collage and Wellington Chase and have worked with the Collage to promote its Community Involvement in the Village. Amongst my other activities, I have been actively involved in working with and promoting Young People in Berkshire for the last 32 years.
Representative on Outside Bodies.
BFBC Biodiversity Action Plan BFC Parish & Town Councils’ Liason Group (Quarterly) Reserve Parish Parks & Public Realms Overview & Scrutiny Broadmoor Local External Stakeholders Group TRL Stakeholders Group Wellington College Joint Councillors Meeting
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 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 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.
Appointed to act as the Finance Champion for Crowthorne Parish Council providing financial management advice as required.
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 Staffing Committee
The Committee has responsibility for ensuring the Council complies with the requirements of employment law and follows best practice in providing good working conditions for staff, including health and safety.
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.