Councillors of West Ewell and Ruxley
An update from Councillor Alex Coley on the largest and longest unconference
A local resident is looking for donations of surplus apples from back gardens
Welcome to the environment update for August 2018. July has been a
Jan and her husband Alan have lived in Ruxley Ward for many years and she has been a ward councillor since 1995. She is particularly interested in the Ward's open space including the green belt, local parks and Horton Country Park. Jan was a core member of the group that delivered projects protecting and enhancing the areas around the Bonesgate stream and Hogsmill River. Jan is a dedicated and active Surrey County Councillor, who has developed an excellent reputation for getting things done. This ethos will continue with much gusto, if re-elected.
"I consider it vital that we protect and enhance our parks and open spaces for our future generations and I will fight any attempt to build on our precious green belt."
Alex is a former civil servant with central and local government experience and was the first Head of Digital Services at the Met Police. He now runs his own digital communications and technology company, building capability for clients in the private and public sectors. Married with two young children who attend a local school and nursery, Alex grew up in the area and knows it well.
"It is because I believe this is a great place to live that I want to protect our neighbourhood and make it an even better place to live, work and do business."
Having started his working life in the Royal Marines, Barry moved to Surrey in 1982 and has lived in Epsom & Ewell since 1994. Barry has previously worked in mobile telecoms, before moving into education and charity work, currently supporting disengaged teenagers. He is married to Kim with two children. Barry's main concerns are ensuring good health provision and residents feeling safe in the ward. As well as protecting the borough's parks and open spaces.
"I am keen to utilise my previous business experience and charity background to help and support West Ewell residents."
Clive and his wife Gill have lived in West Ewell for over 30 years. He is a former Police Officer (for 31 years) and retired Community Safety Officer. He is an experienced Councillor and his particular interests are planning, licensing and the reduction of anti-social behaviour.
"I believe that an independent, knowledgeable, common sense approach best serves the needs of the community and all its residents. I am fully committed to actively carrying out my duties as your ward councillor."
Jean has lived in West Ewell for 25 years and first elected to serve as a West Ewell Ward Councillor in 1995. Jean is committed to serve the ward she lives in by being approachable and active on ward issues, at the same time working on committees that serve the whole borough. Jean's main interests are the need to protect our open spaces, providing social opportunities and activities and care of the vulnerable and elderly.
"I will continue to fight for services such as good health care provision and improved quality of life for all residents."
Alan has lived all his life in and around the Ewell side of the Borough and for the last 23 years in Ruxley Ward. He attended our local schools, learnt his trade with a local business and now runs his own motor repair business in Ewell. Alan is married to Frances and they have one son. Alan is also the Treasurer of Glyn Hall in Ewell Village and is ready, willing and able to spend time working on behalf of everyone. He has a particular interest in the needs and rights of people with disabilities across all diversities.
"I am a genuine believer in residents being involved in what happens in their local community and I am very pleased and proud to represent them."