MEET THE COUNCILLORS Part
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Age 58, resident in Barrow for 34 years, retired
technical sales manager. He has run the playing fields
for the last 15 years and is clearly interested in the
practical side of being a Parish Councillor. He was
anxious to stay on the Council in order to see that the
playing fields are improved and kept up to date with
modern safety standards.
He would like to see the regrading of Sileby Road
progressed but recognizes that money is a problem. If
the Willow Way development is to go ahead he will
press for the maximum planning gain to be obtained.
41 Avon Road, Tel: 413355
A 60 year old divorcee who works in the village as a sales office manager. Moved to Barrow 19 years ago.
From a military background, having herself served in the WRAF for two years as a commissioned officer. She
has also been elected to the Borough Council.
Has been a parish Councillor in Surrey. In Barrow, she
joined the Neighbourhood Watch Committee and this led
on to her interest in becoming a Parish Councillor.
She sees the challenge as being for the village to retain
its character without stagnating. It must continue to be
prosperous without in the process being ruined.
In her own words, "I do not wish Barrow to become a
suburb of Loughborough or Leicester and lose its
7 Warner Street Tel: 620938
Age 64, resident in Barrow for 34 years, building surveyor. Keith has been Chair of the Cemeteries
Subcommittee for the last four years.
Improving the road system and decongesting traffic in
the High Street remain at the top of Keith's list of
priorities. In the same way, he would like to see the
public being more interested and involved in parish
matters - for example by attending the annual public
He is totally against any massive building programmes
in the village. He says that it would be dreadful to have
another 1000 residents and he will fight any such
proposal tooth and nail.
37 Church Street, Tel: 413817
Mid 50s, resident in Barrow for 17 years, a lecturer. Ted has been Vice Chairman of the Parish Council for
the last for years and has been re-elected to this post. He has also been elected to the Borough Council. He
has been Chair of the General Purpose Subcommittee. Outside the Council, he has been very involved with the
Community Association, Barrow and District Twinning Association and the Millennium Group.
Ted stood for re-election as there is "unfinished business", for example Fishpool Way and the Sileby
Ted says: "By working together we can make Barrow
an even better place to live".
32 Holbourne Close, Tel: 416533
Olwen's career has been as a speech therapist and prison administrator, though she has now been retired
for several years. She has lived in Barrow for 27 years.
She has for some time been reading the minutes of Barrow, Quorn and Mountsorrel Parish Councils and
drawing some interesting comparisons between them. This interest meant that she did not need much
persuading to stand for election.
She would like to see more instances of the younger and older member of the community working together.
For example, why not invite some older students to part of a Parish Council meeting?
She has an interest in developing a website for the Council.
15 Welland Road Tel: 414273