People

Richard Keith

Richard Keith has lived in Beaconsfield with his wife and children for over 13 years.  He is a chartered surveyor of 25 years standing and works in central London.  He is a former Chairman of Beaconsfield Rugby Club and is currently a Governor and member of the Finance Committee of The Beaconsfield School.  Both of his children, aged 14 and 11, attend school locally.  Richard was first elected to the Town Council in May 2005 and is currently Deputy Chairman of the Finance and General Works Committee and also sits on the Planning Committee.  Richard’

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
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John Read

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 .

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.

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.

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

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.

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.