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.

 

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Anita Cranmer

Town 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.

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.

Anita Cranmer

Town 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Anita Cranmer

Town 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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.