Member of Holmes Chapel Parish Council
I moved into Holmes Chapel with my wife, Glenda, in 1980 where we brought up 3 children, all of whom attended Holmes Chapel Primary and Comprehensive schools. They now have families of their own and have borne us 8 grandchildren who we adore looking after when we can.
I spent 28 years the IT industry but left in 2002 to retrain as a Plumbing & Heating engineer and run my own business out of Holmes Chapel. My wife is a retired teacher and I joined her in retirement in 2019.
During my time in the IT business I was associated with many Local & Central Government Agencies in both the UK, France and America starting in a support role, moving onto Sales and eventually as a Management Consultant. These experiences allowed me to fully understand and appreciate how all forms of government work, from the very lowest to the highest authorities, and how they co-operate with external organisations. At the time I little realised how this experience would benefit my role in serving as a Parish and Borough Councillor.
I have been a member of Holmes Chapel Parish Council since May 2004 and have been both Vice Chairman and Chairman as well as serving on a number of sub-committees and representing the Council on external bodies.
I had the pleasure of carrying out a number of other roles locally as well as Parish Councillor:
· I served as Chairman and Treasurer to Holmes Chapel Youth Centre and was responsible for its eventual transfer to the local Scout group;
· I volunteered at Crewe and Nantwich Citizens Advice Bureau providing IT Consultancy;
· I was a member of the Holmes Chapel Twinning Association for over 15 years and served as Chairman and Treasurer
My wife and I have really enjoyed living in Holmes Chapel for 40 years and whilst we have seen many changes, we believe the basic core of the village and its community still survive.
Holmes Chapel will face many pressures in the future and I believe that I and my fellow councillors and officers have done much to raise the profile of this village within the Borough Council and with our local Member of Parliament gaining a level of respect we can be proud of and will see us well into the future. My wish is to continue to serve the residents of Holmes Chapel and preserve the very fabric and spirit of the place and ensure that we all continue to enjoy living in what is a pleasant and peaceful environment within the heart of Cheshire. After all, as a resident myself, I have a vested interest in ensuring the village continues to thrive.