People

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.

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.

Jason Behenna - Deputy Chair Membership

Jason moved to the leafy town of Marlow 7 years ago and has become part of the local scene, owning both his own rehabilitation business and as a parent involved in Great Marlow School Key stage 3.

Jason was involved in politics for the Conservative Party in South Africa for 15yrs up until he immigrated to the UK in 2001, where he has continued to support and vote Conservative since.

The divisiveness in the current political climate spurred Jason on to take the ambitious step to stand as Deputy Chair Membership and Fundraising for BCCA in a bid to help heal the divided electorate

Jason speaks 4 languages (English, Afrikaans, Dutch and Flemish) and having lived on 2 continents and in 3 countries, has a very diverse and multicultural background which helps him reach out to all communities.

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.

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".

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.

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.

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.

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.