Anita Cranmer

Mayor and County Councillor for Beaconsfield -

Anita Cranmer lives in the Old Town, Beaconsfield with her with husband George. They have 5 children and now 11 grandchildren. She taught at Wycombe High School for 6 years and for 8 years Anita was District Councillor for Hedgerley and Fulmer.

As a District Councillor, Anita gained invaluable experience in the Cabinet with a Portfolio for Community and Safety. She also was Deputy Chair of the Planning Committee. As Portfolio holder for Community, she inherited the task of a rebuilding the Farnham Park Golf Club and has successfully steered it into a well-managed and potentially profit making enterprise; renamed the “South Buckinghamshire” it is now an asset to the Community.

Anita oversaw the Olympic Plan for the district at Dorney Lake.

With all this hard earned experience Anita believes she is well placed to protect the interests of all the community.

 

 

 

 

See Also

David Watson

David WATSON - A Local Choice for Flackwell Heath, Little Marlow and Marlow South East.

Jackson Ng - Association Chairman

A practising Barrister with strong public policy and political campaigning experience.

Jackson is currently a Director at Hill+Knowlton Strategies (part of WPP group) with a specific focus on brands with international ambitions and operations. He advises on UK and international politics and also work on corporate reputation.

As a Barrister, he maintains a light legal practice and specialises in civil and commercial litigation, alongside human rights and immigration law.

Jackson has also acted as a Political Adviser in the UK Parliament from 2011 – 2017 and for 4 years, he served as a Political Director of a national outreach group in Conservative Campaign Headquarters where he helped strategise to win one million new BAME votes for the Conservative Party in the 2015 General Election.

Since 2013, Jackson has held various elected and appointed positions within the Conservative Party, both locally and nationally and has stood as a Parliamentary Candidate in the 2015 and 2017 General Elections.

Often a guest speaker at events, Jackson has also been interviewed by various media outlets such as the BBC, The Economist, The Diplomat, CCTV, South China Morning Post, Xinhua and Phoenix TV.

Currently a Councillor for Beaconsfield Town, a school governor and trustee for his local church, Jackson read law at both the School of Oriental & African Studies and the London School of Economics.

In his spare time, he is an entrepreneur who mentors young professionals via a not-for-profit organisation that he co-founded. Jackson was previously a trustee of a national charity and also advised UK's leading charity for engaging students in enterprise

Jackson grew up in 4 different countries and also speak Chinese Mandarin, Cantonese and some Dutch.

David Watson

David WATSON - A Local Choice for Flackwell Heath, Little Marlow and Marlow South East.

Graham Corney

Graham has lived in Beaconsfield for over 30 years with his wife and 3 children.He has been a Chartered Accountant in practice for forty years and his office is situated in the Old Town. Living and working locally he is in a good position to meet and hear the concerns of people living in Beaconsfield. Graham is concerned about the growth of inappropriate development in the New Town and will fight to protect it’s character.

Alex Collingwood

Alex has lived in Marlow with his family for over 45 years. He is married to Emma, and both their children went to Great Marlow School. He believes in serving the local community. Eight years as a Town Councillor and for the last 22 years as District Councillor. Leader of the District Council from 2011-13, he froze District Council tax for all residents (and this year); introduced glass recycling directly from homes; & the new Sports Centre at Handy Cross. Recently working with local residents to stop Green Belt being developed at Seymour Plain/Oak Tree Road. Currently Chairman of the Budget Task & Finish group.
He is a committee member of The Marlow Museum Trust and as your WDC respresentative, Alex attends meetings of the Chamber of Trade and Marlow International Regatta.  As your Councillor he introduced green re-cycling, the Skate Park, new play area & cafe in Higginson Park; & delivered new pedestrian crossings in West Street, Dean Street and Wycombe Road as well as cycle paths in the town.

Used his ward budget towards:

Marlow Community Association - for Liston Hall improvements
Marlow Sports Club - new hockey pitch
Marlow Youth Centre - new kitchen & climbing wall
This year working to install a new mobile defibrillator.
His hobbies include golf, walking, travel & is a member of the National Trust.

Lin Hazell

Lin moved to Burnham in early 1980 and became involved in local politics in 1995.  Lin was elected to the newly formed division of Farnham Common and Burnham Beeches in 2013 and immediately started to address the major concerns expressed by residents regarding the various roads in and around the division. In the last 4 years issues on major link roads the A355, Farnham Lane, and Britwell Road have now been resolved.

Work on Burnham High Street has started and One Pin Lane should start within the next few weeks and working closely with her local area technician she will continue to identify other roads in need of repair.  Over the last 4 years from her Community Leaders fund, Lin had made major financial contributions to providing Wi-Fi to the Farnham Common library, new chairs to the village hall and the food bank. Burnham has received funds to refurbish the war memorial, Burnham Twinning Association, an outdoor table tennis table and an upgrade to the Youth Club’s sound system.

Lin is also Chairman of the Burnham Youth Club working with the volunteers and police to deliver a much improved youth provision targeting anti- social behaviour within the villages.  She is currently a Cabinet Member with direct responsibility for the improvement of the Children’s Service’s and continues to work closely with other Cabinet members on service deliveries and our MP‘s.  As an active member of the South Bucks District Planning Committee she will continue to be proactive in challenging inappropriate and controversial planning applications within both villages.  Working closely with both parish councils and a member of the Local Area Committee (which she chairs) Lin looks forward to representing the residents of both parishes for a further term of office.

Dev Dhillon

Dev Dhillon - A Local Choice for Cliveden. Cliveden includes Burnham Church, Lent Rise, Taplow and Dorney.

Neil Marshall

Wycombe District and Marlow Town Councillor for Marlow North & WestNeil Marshall was raised and educated in the North East of England. He and his family have lived in the Marlow area for nearly 35 years, both of his children attended local schools. Now retired, his professional background was in aviation. Elected to the Town Council in 1998 he has been Mayor for two years and is currently Chairman of the Towns Planning Committee. Neil was involved with the establishment of the Town Regatta and Festival.

Dev Dhillon

Dev Dhillon - A Local Choice for Cliveden. Cliveden includes Burnham Church, Lent Rise, Taplow and Dorney.

Neil Marshall

Wycombe District and Marlow Town Councillor for Marlow North & WestNeil Marshall was raised and educated in the North East of England. He and his family have lived in the Marlow area for nearly 35 years, both of his children attended local schools. Now retired, his professional background was in aviation. Elected to the Town Council in 1998 he has been Mayor for two years and is currently Chairman of the Towns Planning Committee. Neil was involved with the establishment of the Town Regatta and Festival.

Roger Wilson

Wycombe District and Marlow Town Councillor for Marlow North & WestRoger Wilson, who has lived in the Marlow area for over 40 years, is a widower with three children. He has been a local councillor since 1987 and was previously Chairman of Great Marlow Parish. He has been a member of Marlow Town Council for many years, being the Mayor of Marlow in 2005 and 2010. He is currently Cabinet Member on Wycombe District Council with responsibility for Finance and Performance.

Roger Wilson

Wycombe District and Marlow Town Councillor for Marlow North & WestRoger Wilson, who has lived in the Marlow area for over 40 years, is a widower with three children. He has been a local councillor since 1987 and was previously Chairman of Great Marlow Parish. He has been a member of Marlow Town Council for many years, being the Mayor of Marlow in 2005 and 2010. He is currently Cabinet Member on Wycombe District Council with responsibility for Finance and Performance.

Jackson Ng - Association Chairman

A practising Barrister with strong public policy and political campaigning experience.

Jackson is currently a Director at Hill+Knowlton Strategies (part of WPP group) with a specific focus on brands with international ambitions and operations. He advises on UK and international politics and also work on corporate reputation.

As a Barrister, he maintains a light legal practice and specialises in civil and commercial litigation, alongside human rights and immigration law.

Jackson has also acted as a Political Adviser in the UK Parliament from 2011 – 2017 and for 4 years, he served as a Political Director of a national outreach group in Conservative Campaign Headquarters where he helped strategise to win one million new BAME votes for the Conservative Party in the 2015 General Election.

Since 2013, Jackson has held various elected and appointed positions within the Conservative Party, both locally and nationally and has stood as a Parliamentary Candidate in the 2015 and 2017 General Elections.

Often a guest speaker at events, Jackson has also been interviewed by various media outlets such as the BBC, The Economist, The Diplomat, CCTV, South China Morning Post, Xinhua and Phoenix TV.

Currently a Councillor for Beaconsfield Town, a school governor and trustee for his local church, Jackson read law at both the School of Oriental & African Studies and the London School of Economics.

In his spare time, he is an entrepreneur who mentors young professionals via a not-for-profit organisation that he co-founded. Jackson was previously a trustee of a national charity and also advised UK's leading charity for engaging students in enterprise

Jackson grew up in 4 different countries and also speak Chinese Mandarin, Cantonese and some Dutch.

Richard Scott

Marlow

Mayor of Marlow, Hon Treasurer of the Beaconsfield Association, Chairman of Marlow Conservative association

Philip Bastiman

I enjoy living in Beaconsfield, we share a beautiful town with a great heritage and quality of life. I am standing for the town council to help to preserve our environment and make Beaconsfield an even better place to live. I have a track record as a councillor in Wandsworth where I was responsible for introducing doorstep recycling, providing outstanding Social Services for vulnerable local people and delivering excellent value for money.

Kathy Thomson

Kathy has lived in and around Marlow for 25 years. She ran her business from the High Street and then from Court Garden House in Higginson Park for a further 12 years. Passionate about Marlow, she remembers when The Marlow Bar and Grill was a tea shop called Thistles some 20 years ago! She lives with her two children in Station Rise and works as a Management Consultant helping companies improve their business performance.

Philip Bastiman

I enjoy living in Beaconsfield, we share a beautiful town with a great heritage and quality of life. I am standing for the town council to help to preserve our environment and make Beaconsfield an even better place to live. I have a track record as a councillor in Wandsworth where I was responsible for introducing doorstep recycling, providing outstanding Social Services for vulnerable local people and delivering excellent value for money.

Jocelyn Towns

Jocelyn and her two daughters moved to Marlow 15 years ago from North London.  She took on the role of Coordinator of the Marlow Health check in 2006, a process set up by the South East Development Agency to understand the future needs and wants of a market town.  A Vision Statement was presented and approved at a public meeting from which an Action Plan for Marlow was written.  Jocelyn also has a keen local commitment and was Secretary to the Chamber of Trade and Commerce for two years.

Alastair Pike

Alastair Pike moved to Beaconsfield in 1989 and has run a retail business in the Old Town since 1993. Some years ago he warned against the long term impact of increasing traffic movement and is keen to see the introduction of a vehicle weight limit in London End.

He is also certain that without parking regulations traditional retail businesses will fail to keep pace with rising costs and ultimately disappear.  As a prominent member of the Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce (he is currently President for the Buckinghamshire area) Alastair is very aware of the need to balance the needs of residents and local businesses whether they be

retailers or professionals. If there is to be any long term growth in the community he believes it is crucial for all parties to make the effort to understand and work alongside each other.   

Alastair Pike 
01494 670372
www.artsmartuk.com

Barbara Gibbs

I am both delighted and honoured to have been selected the County Councillor in the Gerrards Cross division which includes Hedgerley and part of North Beaconsfield. For the last two years I have served on the SBDC as an active member of three Committees, Planning, Audit and Overview and Scrutiny where I have used my extensive experience to try to gain the best outcomes for local residents. I am very active in the local community where I am the Chairman of the Gerrards Cross Conservatives. I am a member of Misbourne Matins Rotary club where I serve as the Safeguarding officer. I am an enthusiastic member of Rotary and support many activities including helping at the Gerrards Cross Jumble sale. I am on the Governing body of Beaconsfield High School. I am interested in ensuring that the quality of life for residents is maintained and if possible enhanced. For this to happen, particularly when funding is tight, new solutions to existing problems need to be found. Continuing to build on the self confidence and therefore resilience of all is surely part of the way forward. I am a strong advocate for reevaluating existing practices, preserving what is effective but looking for fundamental change where appropriate.

John Read - Deputy Chairman Political

I believe Beaconsfield Old Town has a character and a charm that is worth preserving, whilst meeting the needs of the community and business. 

I have lived in Beaconsfield for nearly twenty years. For the last eight years I have run my web consultancy firm from the Old Town and worked with a number of local businesses during that time. Although I have seen the town change, it has remained a pleasant place to live and work. I will strive to serve the town to the best of my ability whilst keeping an open and informed mind on all matters.

Patrick Hogan

Patrick Hogan is a District Councillor for Beaconsfield West and a Beaconsfield Town Councillor being currently Deputy Mayor. "My wife Jacqui and I have lived in Beaconsfield for 25 years. As an architect l am concerned about our environment and the enhancement of the Town, whilst recognising that we face unprecedented pressures for the future in meeting housing and infrastructure needs. As well as having chaired the Hampden Hill Society, a residents' group, which seeks to preserve that Conservation Area and public open space, I spent seven years on the Conservation Areas Advisory Committee to the London Borough of Harrow.  As well as chairing the Town Planning Committee, I am chairing the management committee of the Holtspur Local Nature Reserve, and am a member of the Community Safety Committee. At District I am a member of Resources, Audit and Licensing. Early retired from practice and commerce I am working for and with the community with the aim of achieving the best outcomes".

Luisa Sullivan

The role of a county councillor is predominately that of a communicator. Being able to engage with all residents and community groups and balancing the needs and interests of residents, with council policy and its services, at all council tier levels.

I have been active in the community for many years, and have built solid relationships with many of our community groups. 

Over these last 25 years you’ve given me an insight and understanding of how our local community feels about their environment, its needs, its development and growth and aspirations for our younger generation.

There are many developments and projects happening in The Ivers. Alongside these, we need to plan for more community facilities, develop the road network and address the congestion problems.

We need to balance the need for housing, with affordable and cost saving initiatives like shared equity and self-build opportunities, alongside protecting our precious Green Belt and open spaces.

A tall order and this task requires your County Council representative to hold integrity, honesty and rational level thinking, to be an effective communicator, negotiator and team member, able to work with different local authority tiers and in partnership with other organisations to deliver positive outcomes for our community.

If you would like to speak to me or have any questions or concerns, please contact me.

Luisa Sullivan Mobile: 07915 000767 Email: luisa.sullivan1@gmail.com

John Read - Deputy Chairman Political

I believe Beaconsfield Old Town has a character and a charm that is worth preserving, whilst meeting the needs of the community and business. 

I have lived in Beaconsfield for nearly twenty years. For the last eight years I have run my web consultancy firm from the Old Town and worked with a number of local businesses during that time. Although I have seen the town change, it has remained a pleasant place to live and work. I will strive to serve the town to the best of my ability whilst keeping an open and informed mind on all matters.

Patrick Hogan

Patrick Hogan is a District Councillor for Beaconsfield West and a Beaconsfield Town Councillor being currently Deputy Mayor. "My wife Jacqui and I have lived in Beaconsfield for 25 years. As an architect l am concerned about our environment and the enhancement of the Town, whilst recognising that we face unprecedented pressures for the future in meeting housing and infrastructure needs. As well as having chaired the Hampden Hill Society, a residents' group, which seeks to preserve that Conservation Area and public open space, I spent seven years on the Conservation Areas Advisory Committee to the London Borough of Harrow.  As well as chairing the Town Planning Committee, I am chairing the management committee of the Holtspur Local Nature Reserve, and am a member of the Community Safety Committee. At District I am a member of Resources, Audit and Licensing. Early retired from practice and commerce I am working for and with the community with the aim of achieving the best outcomes".

John Read - Deputy Chairman Political

I believe Beaconsfield Old Town has a character and a charm that is worth preserving, whilst meeting the needs of the community and business. 

I have lived in Beaconsfield for nearly twenty years. For the last eight years I have run my web consultancy firm from the Old Town and worked with a number of local businesses during that time. Although I have seen the town change, it has remained a pleasant place to live and work. I will strive to serve the town to the best of my ability whilst keeping an open and informed mind on all matters.

Ralph Bagge

I have lived in Stoke Poges since 1995, and both our children went to The Stoke Poges School, where my wife teaches music. I started taking an interest in local politics around the time of the Bells Hill redevelopment and was elected to Stoke Poges Parish Council in 2010, being elected Chairman the following year. I was elected to South Bucks District Council, representing Stoke Poges in 2011, where I became Chairman of the Planning Committee, and after re-election, in 2015 I became Leader of the Council, working regularly with County colleagues on issues including housing, health and the local economy. With my experience of local government, you can rely on me to represent your concerns effectively at County Hall.

I believe that South Bucks is a great place to live in – we have beautiful tree-lined roads and the openness of the Green Belt while enjoying the excellent road, rail and air access. I’m passionate about preserving our quality of life and ensuring that South Bucks remains a great place to live. I'm determined to see off the threat from Slough to build on our Green Belt and to preserve the semi-rural character of our quiet villages that we all enjoy so much.

Sandy Saunders

I and my wife Rosemary have lived in Beaconsfield for 40+ years. Our four daughters went to St Mary’s School, and to the High School, and we have also fostered several young people who needed help. In 2007 I was elected Chairman of the Beaconsfield Society, and subsequently I chaired the committee which included BOTRA and the Neighbourhood Action Group when we assessed the concerns of more than 60 diverse local organisations in writing the Parish Appraisal .

Roy Foster

I’ve lived in Beaconsfield Central Ward for 28 years. My wife and I have been married for 47 years. Our two children attended local schools. I work as a computer consultant. In my spare time I enjoy running and reading. Like many residents, I’ve become increasingly concerned about traffic, congestion, parking and local services.  The re-development of Wilton Park and the many new dwellings it will bring will mean fresh challenges for Beaconsfield. There will be added demands on local services like GP’s, schools, roads.  Beaconsfield is a good place to live & I’ll work to keep it that way.

Suzanne Brown

Suzanne both lives and works in Marlow. Her working day is split between being the manager at Marlow Age Concern and running her own business.Suzanne was elected as a Marlow Town Councillor in May 2007 and is currently the Chairman of the Planning Committee.  She also serves as the Council’s representative on the Neighbourhood Action Group, the Town Regatta & Festival Committee, the Town Twinning Association and Citizens Advice Bureau.

Chris Owen

Chris Owen - Beaconsfield West Ward:  I love Beaconsfield, having lived and worked here for most of my life.  I am married with two children. I have enjoyed working with and raising money for Holtspur School PTA, Beaconsfield Girl Guides and Scouts, Holtspur Scouts and the Beaconsfield Community Association amongst others. Running a business in Holtspur, I am proud to have employed local young people to give them a start in their working lives. As a Young Enterprise Business Advisor I have worked in local schools encouraging the entrepreneurs of tomorrow. If elected, I will use my local knowledge to help secure a great future for Beaconsfield.

Suzanne Brown

Suzanne both lives and works in Marlow. Her working day is split between being the manager at Marlow Age Concern and running her own business.Suzanne was elected as a Marlow Town Councillor in May 2007 and is currently the Chairman of the Planning Committee.  She also serves as the Council’s representative on the Neighbourhood Action Group, the Town Regatta & Festival Committee, the Town Twinning Association and Citizens Advice Bureau.

Rita Bhalla

My career has encompassed banking, sales, insurance and fundraising, and the fact that I have dealt with people from all walks of life I feel would help me with the challenges I face as a councillor. I moved from Harrow to Buckinghamshire 12 years ago and into Beaconsfield 8 years ago. I am married with 2 sons who have spent their formidable years in Beaconsfield having both been through the excellent Grammar School system of Education that Buckinghamshire provides.

I will make a difference and be involved in shaping the future of the local community & want to represent the views of local people and ensure that community interests are taken into account. One of my main concerns is to improve services for the Elderly members of our community. I am an active volunteer for ‘Save the Children’ , ‘The Sadhu Vaswani Group - Feeding the Homeless’ and most recently worked within Buckinghamshire and volunteered for my Bank collecting food donations from around the county for the victims of the Nepal Earthquake which I then delivered to Stevenage, Hertfordshire.

Bob Johnson

Bob has lived in Marlow for 22 years and is keen to work to preserve that special ‘feel’ about Marlow’s ambience.

He has been involved in community activities including 13 years as a school governor, support to charity organisations and a Marlow Rugby club administrator for 12 years. Whilst a school governor, Bob was active in assisting to raise significant support to ensure a state of the art IT Suite was created. After a career in Banking, Bob has run his HR Consultancy for 14 years specialising in People Development and business improvement.

Married to Shirley, they have 2 sons Simon & Andrew. He plays tennis, enjoys music and is a keen follower of rugby and cricket.

Bobs aim is to provide as much support as possible to identify and develop Marlow’s local issues for all to benefit.

James Hartley

James Hartley - Beaconsfield West Ward: I am married with two young children and have lived in Beaconsfield for the last twenty years. Having a young family I want to ensure a safe and healthy environment for everyone – with a particular focus on the parking and traffic.

Fifteen years ago I started my company in Beaconsfield and have many of the local businesses as clients giving me a good understanding of the town and the people who live and work here. Beaconsfield is my home and I am committed to making it a better place for the sake of my family, friends and neighbours.

Tim Avery

Tim, is a true fourth generation Marlovian, born in the town and resided within the limits for his forty eight years. He is married with two children, who attend local schools.

For the last ten years Tim, with his business partner, has owned and managed a Marlow based company. As a local business man he has been a member of The Marlow Chamber Trade and Commerce for the last twelve months. On numerous previous occasions, he has been a volunteer steward for various local events.

As a Marlow resident, parent and business man Tim has a great insight into the matters facing the population and is committed to ensuring the town moves forward the way that the residents desire.