Panel Sessions at Party Conference 2019

I was honoured to be invited to speak at 2 panel sessions at Conference this year, firstly I was invited back to speak on the Conservative Disability Group's panel "How do we make the UK the world's most accessible tourist destination for disabled … [Read more...]

Revitatlising our Town and City Centres

Cheshire West & Chester Council 19 July 2018: Item 9: "To consider the following Notice of Motion, proposed by Councillor Charles Fifield and seconded by Councillor Michael Baynham. This council believes ensuring the successful future of town … [Read more...]

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Cllrs John Grimshaw, Alan McKie and I would like to wish all the residents of Weaverham and Cuddington Ward a Merry Christmas. For details of Christmas Church Services please contact: Acton Bridge Methodist Chapel: … [Read more...]

CWC Council Debate: Draft Local Plan

The Local Plan is an Important document for our Borough’s future and I would like to pay tribute to the hard work put into it by Council Officers, consultation with local people and the Local Development Framework. It is however important to … [Read more...]

CWC Council Debate: Revitalising our Town and City Centres

Through my work as a Chartered Surveyor, I have visited many town and city centres and it is through that experience I have seen what works and what doesn’t. Our Borough, along with the rest of the country has seen a change in our Centres over the … [Read more...]

Appointment as Chairman of Executive Policy Commission on Ageing Well & Assistant Executive Member

I am pleased to have been appointed the Chairman of the Executive Policy Commission on Ageing Well and Assistant Executive member for Ageing Population. Whilst I am only 39, I do have an insight into the Ageing process due to my Muscular Dystrophy … [Read more...]

Special CWC Council: Motion regarding Chester Student Village

This Motion raises 2 principle issues, the specific matter of this Planning Application and the general matter of how Planning Decisions are made but there is a single key phrase that binds them, that of “exceptional nature”. The Council website … [Read more...]

CWC Local Plan Debate: 10 September 2013

The Local Plan is an Important document for our Borough’s future and I would like to pay tribute to the hard work put into it by Council Officers and urge residents to respond to the consultation. It is however important to acknowledge there is a … [Read more...]

CWC Council Budget Debate February 2013: Community Budgets

I would like to speak in support of the Community Budgets programme, I believe it provides the opportunity for innovative solutions to local issues and should result in better cooperation on the ground.  I am hoping it will provide opportunities for … [Read more...]

CWC Council Economic Debate: July 2012

“Economic development within Cheshire West and Chester during difficult economic times for the UK” In my day job I am a Chartered Surveyor and I deal specifically with sales, lettings and valuations of commercial property, generally in the … [Read more...]