I am married to Glyn and we have 2 sons who now have their own families living in Australia and Austria. We moved to Cropwell Bishop in 1994 having previously spent 5 years in Bingham.
My career has been in Civil Engineering working for government agencies and private consultants on various engineering projects including major highway schemes. I was a lecturer at Nottingham Trent University from 1995 to 2012 and enjoyed research on the use of tree roots to stabilise soil slopes and the development of a self erecting flood barrier and a paddle wheel tidal generator. I have now retired from Trent University but maintain the research interests.
I became a member of Cropwell Bishop Parish Council in 2006 and have taken a particular interest in transportation issues working with the County Council to improve bus services in the area. I believe in improving our environment and was disappointed that the Highways Agency insisted on putting the A46 on an intrusive high embankment at Stragglethorpe dismissing the lower scale scheme proposed by the Parish Council and others which would have kept the A46 at ground level. I will continue to seek improvements and enhanced safety for our village environment.
I enjoy working on the home and garden. The Village Walking and Gardening Clubs provide friendship and local interest. The folk music scene offers me relaxation with the odd camping weekends at festivals (but only if it is good weather!). I used to enjoy sailing and my interest in railways is re-awakened by the sight of a stream engine!
10 Nottingham Road