Ivinghoe Ward includes the villages of :
Cheddington, Dagnell Edlesborough, Northall Ivinghoe, Ivinghoe Aston, Marsworth, Mentmore, Pitstone, Slapton
The three Conservative Councillors are Peter Brazier, Derick Town and Chris Poll
Peter worked in the textile and polymer industries as a product and process design engineer. He has run several business. Now retired from full time work peter provides consultancy to various industries.
Peter has been a Parish Councillor for over 5 years and has been instrumental in persuading the county council to trial enhanced devolved services at the parish level.
Peter is a volunteer at the Wildlife Trusts and the Canal and River Trusts, he enjoys bird watching, cars and technology. Peter lives in Mentmore with his partner Lorraine.
Derek has lived in Cheddington since 1978 and now retired having worked in the Defence and Telecoms industry. He was elected to the District Council 2015 and subsequently represented the Ivinghoe ward with the new unitary council.
Derek has a strong sense of community having taken part in the production of the Cheddington Neighbourhood Plan. During the past 6 years Derek has supported local community projects to access funds to improve and refurbish amenities for example sports pavilions and footpaths.
Derek is an avid walker and gardener and is very keen to champion any cause that will preserve these features for ourselves and future generations.
Your Priorities are our Priorities
Our priority is to protect our cherished countryside and daily village life. That’s why we’re committed to:
- Championing our environment
We care about our countryside, wildlife and preserving our villages. We will ensure the new council has ambitious biodiversity and carbon reduction targets. With HS2 and other developments, our countryside simply cannot sustain vast scale infrastructure programmes.
- Sustainable development
Local Plans are already ambitious. But because of pressure on natural resources, public services and local infrastructure, we refuse to take more than our fair share. We will push back on accelerated growth that is not included in our local plans.
- Improving our roads
An additional £5 million has been allocated by the Conservative-led council to sort out potholes across the county. Rural roads have taken a beating this winter and we’ll petition directly on your behalf to ensure extra funding is spent here.
- Supporting rural business enterprise
We will champion the diverse and rurally based businesses in all the employment sectors to ensure they have a voice and are aware of any grants or government support.
- Protecting our communities
We will work with the Police to reduce crime, anti-social behaviour and importantly speeding.
Together, we present a unified and strong voice to ensure greater clout in the decision-making process to represent your views from the Ivinghoe Ward.