I became a councillor,representing Heyhouses Ward,in the May 2011 elections.
Originally from Bolton,I have lived in the Fylde for nearly 40 years,the last 30 in St. Annes.I have worked in a commercial business role at BAE Systems,Warton for 42 years negotiating large defence contracts,mainly with our Govenment and the RAF.I believe this business background will be a benefit to my council role.
I am chairman of the Policy & Resources Committee of the Town Council.
As I am taking early retirement in July 2011,this has given me the opportunity to get involved in helping to shape the future of St. Annes,where I particularly want to protect our wonderful architectural heritage,whilst at the same time improving our parks and our beautiful seafront.I am also keen to promote knowledge of our local history,both for ourselves and to help with tourism.We must not forget though that our key role is to protect day to day services at the same time,whilst making them as efficient as possible for ourselves.
Finally, I want to help if I can with events for the town,to make St. Annes a more fun and entertaining place for us all!