I have lived in Stock for over 24 years with my wife Shirlee. Both our children Dean and Louisa were educated at schools in Stock and Billericay and enjoyed activities in local clubs.
First elected to Chelmsford Borough (now City) Council in 2003, I have served in the Cabinet for the past 4 years and been responsible for the Safer Communities portfolio. This has included the modernisation of all our car parks, the introduction of two Park and Rides and overseeing various capital projects including the new Civic Reception. Over the past 4 years we have enhanced services, reduced bureaucracy, and kept Council Tax rises low.
I regularly attend Parish Council meetings in Stock and Margaretting and substitute in South Hanningfield when Roy Whitehead is unavailable.
After many months campaigning I was delighted to see Common Road and the High Street resurfaced and approval given for a new pedestrian crossing and traffic island in Margaretting. I will continue to support the green belt, traffic issues and working with the Parish Councils to maintain all that is good in village life.
Ian represents the Parish at both the City Council and County Council.