I have lived in Spennymoor with my wife Beverley and daughter Megan for 18 years. I work as a National Sales Manager for a plastic piping distributor based in Seaham. I
obtained my Master’s Degree in Business and Enterprise at Durham University in 2013.
I am passionate about improving life in Spennymoor and supporting ways in which communities can better work together. I was a founding member of the Greenways Estate Residents Association, where our goal was to identify and address issues important to residents – housing, traffic
calming, street lighting, footpaths, roads and parking. The Association has been involved in several improvement projects and initiatives which have proved beneficial to family life – Ox Close Community Garden Project, Community Growing Areas, Proms in the garden – Jubilee Celebration, Treasure Hunts & litter picking.
My family and I volunteer for several community events and initiatives, including Kynren / Eleven Arches in Bishop Auckland and Lumiere in Durham. I also undertake charity support and fund-raising.
I am proud to have served as Public Representative on the Spennymoor Area Action Partnership for 8 years, recently as Chairman and Vice Chairman. The AAP has been instrumental in delivering several key initiatives within Spennymoor including “Shop Local” targeting Spennymoor businesses and “Destination Employment” which saw 27 people into supported employment and “Sponsor a Grown-up” aimed at encouraging engagement between young people and adults.
In May we have a great opportunity to change and improve the way the Town Council is constituted and operates for the benefit of the people of Spennymoor. Some needs are clearly visible – Festival Walk, car parking, anti-social behaviour issues, common sense regarding Teaching Assistants, discretionary Council spending, use of local contractors, improved infrastructure and services for a growing Spennymoor population. Many issues and needs are less visible due to lack of transparency regarding the Town Council operations and governance. There is a need for clearer accountability, smarter spending and zero party politics. We need to put the people of Spennymoor first.
Spennymoor Town Council needs Spennymoor Independent Councillors who will put local needs before Party Politics.
Vote for change, vote Spennymoor Independent.