I AM 67 with two children and live in Pennypiece, Goring. I have lived in
I AM 67 with two children and live in Pennypiece, Goring. I have lived in Goring for 30 years and both my children attended local schools.
Now retired, I previously worked for 15 years in the planning department of the Greater London Council, followed by 20 years working for the Environment Agency (and its predecessors), planning flood defences and capital projects on the River Thames.
I am a founder member of the Goring Gap Boat Club, of which I am now president. I was chairman of Goring and Streatley Regatta for seven years.
Five years ago I was co-opted on to Goring Parish Council with my intention to “give something back” to the village and community.
My prime aim is to protect and enhance the character and amenities of Goring and its environs. Current concerns include the intrusive method of overhead rail electrification being undertaken through the AONB, the extra housing provision and locations being proposed by the district council, the provision of affordable housing and getting the pavements and road surfaces renewed.