Preserving our unique parish, improving its amenities and protecting the green belt from development were the reasons I became a parish councillor more than six years ago, and I hope to continue serving the community in this role. I’ve lived next to Bricket Wood Common for over 35 years, and have over 40 years experience as a structural surveyor. As such, I’ve taken a lead role in planning and development issues in the parish. This has included fighting developments which encroach into our treasured green space, like the Rail Freight Interchange in Park Street and the BRE development in Bricket Wood. I also sit on the Bricket Wood Common Joint Management Committee which works to protect and maintain this valuable rural space. At present I am the chairman of the Buildings Committee which has the responsibility for the maintenance and improvements of our parish-owned buildings and open spaces.
As a member of the Bricket Wood Residents’ Association I am keen to continue to foster the relationship between this association and the parish. I stand as an independent candidate as I believe the Parish Council exists to serve its residents and protect its future free of any political influence. I am honoured to have the opportunity to serve our Parish for another term.