Monday, 21 August 2017

Prospective Councillor - Matthew Brown

MY professional life started as a geophysicist, seismic surveying for oil and gas reserves around the

MY professional life started as a geophysicist, seismic surveying for oil and gas reserves around the world.

Subsequently, I moved into IT and management consultancy. My partner Jill and I moved to Goring in 1995 and I started a software and consultancy company. After the sale of the company a decade later, I found myself with time to do something public-spirited and in 2009 I responded to an advertisement in

Goring Gap News
asking for volunteers to be co-opted as parish councillors.

I had no axe to grind (I am not a member of any local or national pressure groups) but thought I might be able to lend a hand, so I joined up.

My main claims to fame are maintaining the council website content (except meeting agendas and minutes) and providing general assistance.



I have endeavoured to be fair and to listen to both sides of any arguments, providing my support where I felt it best suited the village.

I understand the need for more varied shopping facilities, especially for those without transport, as well as for extra accommodation to enable locals, young and old, to continue living in this wonderful place but I recognise the strain that this will put on the school, health centre and other infrastructures.



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