People

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.

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.

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 
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