I have ben proud to be the Thaxted and Little Bardfield Uttlesford Councillor over the past four years. Since the last election there have been changes to the ward boundaries as a result of the decision to reduce the total number of Councillors from 44 to 39. The Boundaries Commssion who have been involved with this have now determined that our ward should be enlarged to include Great and Little Easton, Duton Hill, Lindsell and Tilty.
By way of background I should explain that I am a truly local person and my family have been farming in the area for over 100 years. I went to school at Thaxted Primary and then on to Dunmow Secondary Modern as it was known at that time. I have been a Parish Councillor in Thaxted and was the Chairman from 2005-11. People say I am a “hands on person” and I like to get things done.
In representing our area I am very sensitive to the threat of unwanted development and my concern will be to retain the attractions of our area for both living and working.