A resident for 14 years, I run a company in Crowthorne specialising in IT solutions and support. I do not like over spending, time wasting or indecision. I am a good listener and genuinely enjoy helping people; especially if I can help them help themselves.
The influx of new people over the next few years will impact our village; and I welcome the opportunity to serve the community and keep Crowthorne the special gem it is already.
Representative on Outside Bodies
Crowthorne/Wokingham without Parish Councils Liason Group (6 monthly) TRL Stakeholders Group - Reserve
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 Three Year Strategy Working Group which is responsible for the following:
The preparation and ongoing management of a Three Year Plan for Crowthorne Parish
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 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 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.