Santokh S Chhokar
My family have lived in Gerrards Cross East since 2000 and have had a close relationship with Denham ever since. In 2007 I was elected District Councillor for Denham South West & Gerrards Cross East Ward and regularly interacted with Gerrards Cross PC and Denham PC. From 2011, due to reorganisation, Denham South West linked with Denham and I became one of three District Councillors representing Gerrards Cross.
I have served as Vice Chairman of Denham, Gerrards Cross & Fulmer Local Area Forum and am aware of with issues from all 3 Parishes. I believe that the new Buckinghamshire Council should deliver efficient and cost effective services locally, local government should defend the Green Belt and that the Local Plan must take into account the interests and concerns of local residents.
We must prevent or minimise removal from Green Belt of current Green Belt settlements such as Denham Village, Higher Denham and Tatling End and protect sensitive conservation areas such as Denham Village. I am a committed defender of the interests of local authorities in dialogues with central government.
As a solicitor I possess good listening and advocacy skills which I find invaluable in understanding and representing local residents’ issues with local authority departments.