Henley’s Town, District and County Councillor. Mayor of Henley on Thames 2013/14.
I have lived in Henley for 35 years and taught for 30 years at Gillotts School before retiring as Assistant Head Teacher.
I am a member of the Henley Bridge Rotary club which organises the Henley Half Marathon and has raised £800,000 for local charities. Member of the Henley Show committee and created the Horticultural section for the Henley Show. Started (with Maggie Atkinson) Music on the Meadows, a free music festival to showcase the brilliant talent of the young people of Henley. Former Trustee of the Chiltern Children Centre and a huge supporter of our wonderful Henley Symphony Orchestra.
As Henley’s County Councillor I have secured funding for many road repairs in Henley, the 20 mph zone for central Henley and the studies to reduce HGV’s to 7.5 tons.
As a district councillor, working with Grundon, I have arranged for the removal of business waste in the evening from the streets of Henley and secured three deep cleans for the town, secured our local community bus service Monday to Saturday and £100,000 for air quality measures with £43,000 of this money for Henley and major funding to refurbish the Gillotts leisure centre.
I will continue to press for fair funding for Henley’s schools which have a funding deficit of over £200,000.
My Councillor grants have gone to the Henley Cricket Club, AFC Henley, Henley Operatic and Dramatic Society.
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