I have really enjoyed serving the residents of St. Leonard’s Ward on the Town Council over the last eight years. I find it satisfying to help people in the town and to contribute to events and activities which help to make St Anne’s such a pleasant place to live, work and relax in.
I have lived in St. Anne’s for most of my life, and at my current address since 1986.
I have spent over 30 years in the Civil Service, firstly at the Bonds and Stock Office and latterly at the Lytham District Land Registry where I was a Plans Officer. I am able to bring this experience to bear on the council’s Planning Committee, where I have served as Vice Chairman and Chairman.
I am currently employed as a Personal Search Agent, visiting Town Halls all over Lancashire, collecting information on Land Charges, Conservation Areas and Planning Consent matters.
I have supported the many charities of the Mayor of St. Anne’s, and enjoyed my year as the town’s Deputy Mayor during the period 2017 – 2018.
Having worked for a number of years as part of the team that successfully developed the town’s Neighbourhood Plan, I am pleased to see that it is having a noticeable impact on shaping future development, whilst continuing to preserve and protect our important heritage.
I am a keen volunteer for St. Anne’s in Bloom and am very proud of us winning GOLD in the Best Large Coastal Resort. I am a member of the Friends of St. Anne’s Station Group (also Gold medal winners), where we work hard to improve the appearance of both the stations as entrances to our Garden Town by the Sea. I am a Supporter of Ashton Gardens, and a member of Fylde Civic Awareness Group.
Since gaining the approval of The Lord Chancellor and Lord Chief Justice in 2010, I now serve as a Magistrate on the Lancashire Bench.