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T: 01344 778140
Gill BirchI have been proud to represent Birch Hill since 2000. Birch Hill has its own spirit which is vibrant and caring
We are fortunate to have South Hill Park. My grandson Leo (7), loves the park and the lakes. Hedgehog Park is his favourite play area and I have encouraged and supported the continued improvements.
The play area at Barry Square is soon to be taken over by the Town Council from BFC and I will press for improvements.
I have worked to improve car parking at South Hill Park for main events. I secured funding for signs directing cars to the parking at Leppington. I also worked with South Hill Park to get the markings on the car park repainted.
Now retired from teaching, I was a governor of Birch Hill School and I am still a governor of The Pines School, so I stay in touch with parents and children.
I was delighted to organise the art and poetry competitions to commemorate the centenary of the end of WW1. Over 300 poems were entered for the competition and the highlight was a recording of the winning 14 children’s poems being played at North Lake Field.
All the schools had a recording given to them. The art exhibition at SHP had 84 entries which were outstanding and a delight to view and I was thrilled that the overall winner for the Junior schools was from The Pines.
I pledge to work hard to keep Birch Hill a great place to live, work and play.
M: 07472 255336
Michael GibsonI have been a Town Councillor in Bracknell since 2017.
Originally I was born in Hayes in West London. I moved to Birch Hill 4 years ago with my family. Bracknell is a great place for all our children. I use the local facilities such as the parks, Birch Hill recreation ground with my wife and two boys aged 4 and 6. When time allows we go to South Hill Park. As an occasional performer I feel very lucky to have such a prestigious art centre with a vibrant music record so close to where we live.
Previously a legal executive for the Crown Prosecution Service, my current day job is in London in public relations. I have been interested in local government for over 30 years and I have a degree in Politics and Modern History. My hobbies include singing and playing Pokémon go with my children.
I hope you will support me in my aim to work with, and for the residents of Birch Hill on Bracknell Town Council, and to help look after all those things that make Bracknell a great place to live for all of us.
T: 01344 486117
Ian KirkeI believe that I can continue to make a positive difference to the continued wellbeing of Bullbrook. It has a host of treasured public spaces that make it a brilliant place to live in, an observation I can vouch for since becoming a Bullbrook resident in 2004. However, its continued security and safety requires an active layer of local government. The position of Town Councillor is vital to maintaining this position and I will be able to continue to fully support this process. In my previous life in the Police, initially as Priestwood beat constable then latterly as a senior officer I was accustomed to working alongside residents and have experience of partnership working. A widower and proud Dad of two, my daughter is an events executive in Australia and my son is a Barrister, my work life balance, as Managing Director of a leading risk consultancy, will allow me to invest the appropriate time to fulfil the role. A Law graduate with a Master’s in criminology I have a keen interest in community safety, restorative justice, and mediation. I remain loyal to my roots as an avid Notts County fan.
Sanjeev PrasadI am a resident of Bracknell for over 25 years and volunteering to serve my community since 2003. My first term as a new councillor was full of activities as I carried out my duties in areas including Strategy and Finance, Easthampstead & Wildridings Community Association and Planning. I have supported our Mayors and colleagues at various events like the World War I event in Bracknell in 2018 and I contribute to debates in the council chamber for ongoing Bracknell concerns. I look forward to engaging with young people to make them aware of how they can play an active role in their communities.
I have a long-standing interest in government at the local and national. I am keen to see the Town Council continue to keep up its high standards of work in these areas and consider it a privilege to be a member of Bracknell Town Council, serving the local community.
Dai RobertsI was born and brought up in rural Wales. After leaving university where I studied Engineering, I moved to the south east and started my career in computing.
Having lived in Bracknell since 1997 I’ve come to appreciate the varied quality of life our town has to offer.
I am married with two children, both of whom are schooled locally. I live and work in Bullbrook and enjoy socialising in our new vibrant town centre.
I would list my strengths as a good listener, I have lots of energy and I love a new task.
I believe I have a wealth of experience to give to the Town Council. I am very much a ‘people person’ and I will not shrink from a challenge.
I feel I have a great insight into the problems and difficulties encountered in the day to day lives of the people of Bullbrook and I feel part of the wider Bracknell community, with connections in many groups within the area.
I believe I have the background and experience to be your Town Councillor and will do all I can to improve upon the great work our Town council already does.
M: 07711 421950
Marc Brunel-WalkerMarc lives locally with his wife and two children. Their children attend local schools and colleges. He works locally as director of international marketing for a software company.
In his sixteen years on the Town Council, he has been on the Planning, Staffing, and Finance and General Purposes committees. He was the Town Mayor in 2007/08. He is executive member for economic regeneration on Bracknell Forest Council. In this role, he oversees The Lexicon.
Marc enjoys representing local people. He thinks that Crown Wood is a great place to live, and wants to keep it that way!
T: 07769 276938
Danielle TurnerI have lived in Bracknell Forest for most of my life and moved to Crown Wood 11 years ago. My two youngest children are pupils at Crown Wood Primary School, so as a family we spend a lot of our time in the local parks and green spaces.
We are so lucky to live in one of the most beautiful areas in the country and I am committed to ensuring this continues for future generations, working with residents to improve on this wherever possible.
T: 01344 429660
Alvin FinchI enjoy the use of the open spaces provided by the Town and Borough councils. Having a pair of dogs has also helped myself and my wife meet a lot of people while exercising them. I am pleased that the Town Council introduced Environment Wardens. The wardens keep control of litter and dogs among other functions. I am keen to ensure that there is “joined up” thinking between the Town and Borough councils on environmental and other concerns. Our green spaces can do much to keep us all healthy.
I have lived in Bracknell for over 40 years. Amongst other interests I am a regular supporter of Bracknell Rugby Club.
As Town Mayor in 2013/14 I was amazed at the contributions to Bracknell in Bloom from residents of all ages. It was good to see how much effort went into the competition. During my year as Mayor It was also a pleasure and a privilege to meet people from all parts of the community/voluntary sector who put so much effort, and enthusiasm into keeping our town vibrant.
I have served on different committees of the Town Council and I am presently the Chairman of Planning. I work for myself, providing individuals with computer support.
Jennie GreenI have lived in Bracknell for over 45 years, firstly with my parents in Bullbrook. On leaving the family home I set up house in Crown Wood, later moving to Easthampstead and finally to Garth where I have resided for the last 20 years.
I enjoyed a forty-year career in Finance, commencing with Clark & Eaton as an Accounts Junior and rose up the ranks to my last position as a Director and Company Secretary of an HR Software Company. I took the decision a couple of years ago to retire and care for a family member.
My immediate family live close by; my mother, daughter and grandson in Bullbrook, my brother in Garth. I have three rescue dogs which I walk at the many fabulous green spaces we have in the area. During my spare time I enjoy gardening, various sessions at the Bracknell Leisure Centre, and trips to the Wilde Theatre.
I am keen to ensure that Bracknell continues to be one of the best places to live; this includes the continuation of high standards across our green spaces, play areas and community centres for all to utilise and enjoy.
Great Hollands North
T: 01344 426191
Mary TempertonI have now served on Bracknell Town Council for over 30 years. I am proud of our superb play areas and well maintained recreation grounds. I am also proud of the fact that we still employ our own workforce - who take pride in maintaining the highest standards.
Bracknell Town Council has taken over responsibility for Bracknell in Bloom, organising the Celebrating Woods day and the Teddy Bears\' Picnic.
I will continue to ensure everything the council does is of the highest standard and for the benefit of all.
Great Hollands South
Michael GbadeboI have lived in Wooden Hill, Great Hollands for over 20 years with my wife and 3 beautiful daughters. During this time, my family and I have enjoyed the safety, warmth, friendliness, facilities and beautiful green spaces our community has to offer.
I have been running two Information Technology related businesses locally now for over 13 years; I have been a school governor at Sandhurst Secondary School and Bracknell & Wokingham College. I served as Borough & Town Councillor for Great Hollands North from 2011-15. I am currently an Enterprise Adviser for the Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership linked to the Easthampstead Park Community School; And I am the Chairman of a local charity, Home-Start Bracknell Forest.
If elected, here is what I will do for you:
• I will work tirelessly on your behalf to influence key decision makes on issues that affect you and our community.
• I will be open and honest with you.
• I will use the knowledge I’ve gained in business to ensure our council is run effectively.
• I will take a common sense approach in dealing with issues.
• I will fight to protect the things that matter most to you e.g. our parks and green spaces.
I plan to apply this drive and determination to my role as your Councillor, to ensure that Bracknell Town continues to be a great place to live, work and play.
Lizzy GibsonAs the mother of two young children I am committed to ensuring that Bracknell remains a great place to live and that they, their friends and the rest of the community can continue to enjoy the wealth of wonderful green spaces and other facilities Bracknell has to offer us all.
These spaces are so important, not just for our young people to let off steam, but for all generations to get out and meet together building a stronger community where we can support each other.
I’m particularly excited about the completion of the new Great Hollands Pavilion, plus the play equipment and moving water play area that will soon be joining it.
I can often be found, after school, at the Home Farm, or Holland Pines play areas, and would love to hear about what you value about living in Great Hollands South and Bracknell town generally, as well as any issues and concerns you may have about our local area.
T: 01344 640035
Roger MeakesI am honoured to be returned as town councillor for another term. I believe I had a productive 4 years as a councillor for Great Hollands South and wish to continue for the next 4 years. I have met a lot of people from all walks of life, some of which I have been able to help or assist, most, I have been there for them in the form of an advisory.
Bracknell has been my home for the major part of my life and I have seen how it has flourished under the stewardship of the Conservatives, which is still ongoing. I am proud to be part of a team that cares for its residents and the locality in which they live. I hope the next four years will be as exciting as the last four.
Anna KempsterI believe if I don’t get involved then I can’t complain about what is happening around me and so I will do my absolute best to provide a positive, fair and strong opinion to make Bracknell even better than the safe and beautiful place it already is.
I have been a proud resident of Bracknell since 2010. Hanworth has a strong neighbourhood feel which has been lost in other places I have lived but it remains strong in Hanworth. I am a working mother of two beautiful children and when the call for help came in from the PTA at The Pines in 2017, I took that on as a means of helping the community and return some of the love and support provided to me when I was new to the area.
As a result of this very positive group I now find myself surrounded by a large and vibrant community, including my neighbours, the children, parents and teachers at the school. I have recently become a governor at The Pines School, providing as many of my skills and experience as possible for the children and staff. I believe that if we all work together, we can make a positive difference to our part of the world and maybe to the wider world too if given the opportunity to do so. It all starts somewhere.
T: 01344 988722
Michael SkinnerI have lived in this area nearly all my life and have seen many positive changes in the Town. As an Ex- Board Member of Silva Homes, I have a great understanding of the issues local people face and I feel it’s important to try and help others gain the best possible quality of life. I’ve been a Bracknell Town Councillor for the past 8 years. I believe it’s vital we all get the best value for money for the things we all rely upon from our parks and open spaces through to schools, health facilities and our other recreational services.
I live in Hanworth and I want to help the people of Hanworth have their say.
T: 01344 420997
Isabel MattickWith my family I moved to Bracknell in 1972 and I was first elected to Bracknell Town Council in 1976. I currently sit on the Strategy and Finance and Staffing Committees. Bracknell Town Council has consistently maintained high standards.. The value and importance of these facilities are much appreciated by local people and I will work to ensure that this continues.
I am involved with health related matters and sit on several committees. My particular interest is mental health and the care given to both those suffering and their carers, I am one of the founder members of Ascot Area Alzheimer’s Support Group. I am very proud to be the Chairman of a Disabled Sports Club.
I am a member of 2 local Community Associations, a member of Frimley Park Hospital Dementia Group. Local communities are important and I will continue to support residents in partnership with my colleagues.
M: 07950 996014
Ash MerryI am very fortunate to have lived in Harmans Water ward for 25 years. I came here as a 30-something-year-old new mother in 1993. My daughter has been brought up here and schooled locally. I served as an Army Officer for 8 years and have always had a strong sense of duty and a willingness to play an active part in my community.
I have had a successful career running my own business and working for others in the profit and non-profit sector. I have seen and experienced life from many perspectives, which I believe has enabled me to support residents, and ‘do my bit’ to strengthen a very special community. I am delighted to be closely involved in initiatives to support military personnel, veterans and their families.
I was privileged to be the Deputy Bracknell Town Mayor and Bracknell Town Mayor in 2015 and 2016. In this capacity and with my Consort and fellow councillor, Isabel Mattick, we were able to recognise and thank many of the fabulous volunteers who make a daily difference to so many lives.
T: 01344 420471
Chris TurrellI’ve been on Bracknell Town Council since 2000, and have been Leader of the Council since 2004. I also chair the Strategy & Finance and Staffing committees.
I am keen to see the Town Council keep up its high standards of maintenance for the parks, play areas and other facilities in its care. Recently, these have included new water supply to Glenwood allotments and refurbishment work on Oareborough play area.
I want the Town Council to continue to offer residents in Harmans Water the best possible service and value for money, and to maintain its grant support for local groups.
I work locally for a major hotel group, and have lived in Bracknell since 1993.
I am also Executive Member for Planning and Transport on Bracknell Forest Council.
With my fellow councillors, we hold regular monthly surgeries and produce regular In Touch newsletters.
Stuart FostonI was born and raised in Bracknell, so I’ve been here 28 years. I work as an engineer for a security firm. I’ve been so impressed with how the local council has enabled me to grow up and live in such a great place that I feel it is now time for me to help others enjoy this great place to live. I want to be a clear straight-talking representative of local residents’ views.
It is important for families to have lots of clean, safe and well-maintained open spaces to use and stay healthy. I am also keen to support the council’s commitment to the green agenda as it is so important to ensure we limit the effects of climate change on future generations.
Before I became an engineer, I worked as a care worker for a nearby care home which has given me a real understanding of the needs of our older residents and the need to keep all our facilities and open spaces accessible for all and to maintain those small but vital contributions the town council makes to some of our older residents.
I believe Bracknell Town Council is an important part of what keeps the great sense of community that exists here. With your help I hope to be part of that team.
M: 07968 297318
Peter HeydonPeter has lived in Bracknell for over 5 years serving as both a Town & Borough Councillor representing Old Bracknell. He quickly came to appreciate Bracknell as a great place to work and live. As a Town Councillor Peter sits on both the Strategy & Finance Committee and Budget Monitoring. In addition, as a Borough Councillor, Peter is a Business Champion and chairs both Governance & Audit, and the Corporate Parenting Advisory Panel. He is a member of the Overview & Scrutiny Commission and plays an active role on a number of working groups. He is also on the Planning Committee.
Peter represents Bracknell Forest on the Easthampstead & Wildridings Community Association, and is very active in the local business community, with a specific interest in the Town’s economic development.
Peter maintains a very active presence within Old Bracknell holding regular resident surgeries, and has quickly established a reputation of being approachable and responsive. He values the role of a Councillor as a key link between the council and the community, providing representation and leadership. As a lifelong Conservative, this echoes his belief in sound public finances and spreading opportunity, enterprise and ownership across the community.
M: 07824 864889
Malcolm TullettSince leaving the Fire and Rescue Service, as a senior officer, I have owned and continue to run my own company, which employs local people and provides risk management and occupational safety advice and support services.
I have been a Justice of the Peace for over 30 years. With a 17-year-old son, I also tend to be kept fully up to date with the issues of relevance to young persons and believe, passionately, that we should have more for our young people to do. I support the provision of the forthcoming youth hub, in the town centre.
I have been fortunate to have been both a Borough and Town Councillor since 2015. I have served on a number of committees, panels and public-facing forums. I have also been heavily involved in both the World War One centenary commemorations at North Lake, South Hill Park, and the building of the new Great Hollands Pavilion, now completed and ready for use.
I want to become your councillor so that I can use my skills, to be your voice in the right places and drive well-managed change, to make sure that Old Bracknell remains such a great place to live.
T: 01344 412492
Paul BidwellI have lived in the Bracknell ward of Priestwood for eight years, moving to Berkshire from Essex in 1996. A lifelong Labour supporter, I am also a trustee of a local elderly day centre and am especially interested in ensuring that the elderly of Bracknell have access to quality services that allow those over 65 to enjoy a safe and full life.
I combine my support of Labour, Trusteeship with a full-time job delivering ICT services to Local Authorities across the UK and have worked in Europe and the USA. I am married with three children and combine my family with a passion for sport and the arts.
Michael TitheridgeMy name is Michael Titheridge. I am 44 years old. I moved to Bracknell with my lovely wife Sally in 2009.
We initially lived in Bullbrook before moving to our current home in Priestwood where we are very happy.
I grew up in a small village near Guildford in Surrey where I loved the freedom of the peaceful open spaces and wooded areas and sense of community, some of the things my wife and I love about Bracknell. There are many places to enjoy and Sally and I are often out walking or cycling.
We are both keen gardeners and enjoy working our allotment in Anneforde Place and sharing our harvests with our friends and neighbours.
I genuinely care about our community. If elected, I look forward to finding out more about it and to meeting and helping residents.
I would like to foster a spirit of goodwill and togetherness, ensuring that no-one was lonely and that the elderly feel safe and secure, and also to protect our green areas and environment and tackle anti social behaviour.
Paul ByronI am Paul Byron. I have lived in Bracknell since 1965, when my parents moved here, after my father’s company relocated here from Hayes. Then I went to Harmans Water School and after that to Brakenhale School.
After that, I followed an Electrical Apprenticeship and studied at Bracknell College. In 1979 I joined Bracknell Sub Aqua Club, based at Bracknell Sports Centre, and remained a Member until 1995, since when I have kept in touch with present and past members.
I have a great interest both in Ecology which I studied at Kellogg College, Oxford, and in Geology which I am still learning.
As a member of Holy Trinity Church in Bracknell, where I have worshipped since the late 80s, I have served as district warden and as a member of its Parochial Church Council. I am currently a server and church verger.
For the last 12 years, I have served as a volunteer for the British Red Cross and helped support
fund-raising for Christian Aid in Bracknell, through local collections and the Annual Sponsored Walk.
Most of my life has been spent both living and working in Bracknell where I run an Electrical Engineering company employing local people. I feel that, if elected as the councillor for the Town Centre ward, I could use my experience to do a lot more for the future of this rapidly changing and expanding part of the Bracknell Town community.
T: 01344 426056
Diana HenfreyDear Resident,
Thank you for electing me as one of your two Bracknell Town Council (BTC) Wildridings Ward Councillors in May 2015. It’s been a busy four years since and Wildridings residents’ casework has varied from enquiries about blocked drains, HMO (House of Multiple Occupation) licence applications & street lighting to traveller incursions on Threshfield and Wildridings Field, fly tipping, the Thames Water cast iron water main bursts & the Bracknell in Bloom planting. I’ve visited the Pilgrim Hearts night shelter at St Michael & St Mary Magdalene both this year and last year, met more residents in the BTC tent at the annual July Bracknell Show, represented BTC at South Hill Park Arts Centre’s monthly board meetings & served on BTC’s own Budget Monitoring Group. Since 2017, I’ve been helping draft the 2016-2036 Bracknell Town Neighbourhood Plan with its emphasis on protecting our planned New Town’s green infrastructure and Heritage. It is now being examined by a Planning Inspector before going to referendum later this year.
The 2019/20 BTC budget is £2.1m and again, if re-elected, I would want a fair share of this used in Wildridings on its allotments, children’s play areas, open spaces, park and sports pitches.
When we Conservative candidates knock at your door, I’m asking you as I did in 2015 to please talk to us and then decide for yourself whether we can best represent you in Wildridings on what matters to you locally.