I have lived in Gateshead since 1978. In 1992 my wife and I, together with our three children moved to Kibblesworth from Low Fell. In my early years as a Kibblesworth resident, I joined the local ‘Landfill Action Group’, which brought about the closure of the landfill site in 2001.
I have a Business Studies degree from Northumbria University and during my working life, spent over forty years in Personnel and Management Services and Education Department at Gateshead Council, then Ponteland High School for Northumberland County Council where I retired in 2014.
Since retiring, my wife and I have spent a lot of time travelling the world and generally chilling out. I enjoy a range of activities such as: golf, walking, cycling, reading, cinema and DIY.
Apart from our three grown up children and their partners, we have four grand children who help to keep us fit and active.
Prior to becoming a Parish Councillor, I organised a small environmental group who go out litter picking on average once a week. In addition, we have recently started a refurbishment programme to paint the garden benches around the village and tidy the foliage around them. Hopefully, in the months ahead I would like to think we may rekindle the old village spirit where residents get more involved in a range of activities and events throughout the year.