Born and raised in Bingham, I moved to Cropwell Bishop in 1973 and currently live with my partner Serena. My children Matthew and Helen were raised in Cropwell Bishop getting involved with the school activities and local scout groups at the time. They have given us three grandchildren, Helen, married to James, have Lillie and George who attend Cropwell Bishop Primary, and Matthew married to Michelle who have Emelia and live near Ilkeston.
On leaving school I became a City and Guilds apprentice for Hawker Siddeley Aviation at Langar airfield works, working on the Shackleton aircraft whilst studying electrical and electronics. When the works closed I worked at various TV based companies getting my final qualifications and gaining the practical and communication side of living in the local community. Opening my own TV business in Cropwell Bishop in 1976 which allows me to bring the thoughts and feelings of the people I meet here to the council. Joining the Parish council in 1993, I have been involved with most decisions of the council along the way, with particular interest in the Grantham Canal and recent A46 road works planning issues.
Hobbies, Campanology, (Church Bell ringing) I am currently the Steeple keeper and Guild representative for St Giles, Cropwell Bishop, have taught many people the art of bell ringing, and ring many towers all over the country as well as the local ones. Myself and former wife Deborah started the now famous Cropwell 24hour bike ride, which still runs every two years raising many thousands of pounds for the Memorial Hall, Marie Curie, and the Notts Air Ambulance charities. I am the current chairman of the Grantham Canal Community liaison Group (GCCLG) where the representatives of the riparian parish councils meet to air their local issues of the Grantham Canal. I also like to go caravanning when time allows!
113 Hoe View Road