Councillors of West Ewell and Ruxley
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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."
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."
Keith has lived in Ruxley Ward since 2001 and was previously chairman for WERRA. He retired as an independent spend consultant in 2014 and can now dedicate more time to supporting local residents. Since his election Keith has served on the Strategy & Resources Committee and the Financial Policy Panel. Serving on these committees ensures your Council Tax is spent wisely and that budgets are always reviewed with best value in mind. Now sitting on the Council's Environment Committee, Keith is also keen to maintain our open green spaces and to improve and tidy-up the appearance of our local town centres.
"I believe that I can make a real difference in what your money is being spent on and how good the results look for everyone."
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."