A big welcome from the Leamington Neighbourhood Plan steering group.

Below are the details of the group that help voluntarily steer this project.

Barry Franklin

Barry Franklin

Resident

Born and bred in Leamington and lived here all my life. Spent 44 years working at the District Valuer Office part of HMRC; the last 23 years until retirement in 2011 as a Chartered Surveyor. Was part of the team that did Whitnash’s neighbourhood plan and am now councillor there. Also chair of Leamington History Group.

David Anscombe

David Anscombe

Resident

I am married, have been a resident of North Leamington for 11 years and lived in Warwick for the previous 32 years. I am a qualified Engineer and ran my own small manufacturing business until retirement 5 years ago.

With interests in walking, badminton and model railways, I am active and take a great interest in the local area and how it is utilised by the community.

Rodney King

Rodney King

Resident/Cyclist

Long standing resident of Leamington with a strong commitment to social equality with particular emphasis on the needs of cyclists and pedestrians. Also deep interest in the quality of the built environment together with preservation of our open spaces.

Stan Shire

Stan Shire

Resident/Cyclist

I work at the University of Warwick, doing research to develop efficient heating and cooling systems https://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/eng/people/profile/?tag=gsfs

I live in Crown ward and am a member of Friends of Black Lane littering picking group: https://www.facebook.com/lillingtoncv32/

I am a keen cyclist and double bass player with Warwickshire Symphony Orchestra http://wso.org.uk/

Carole Sleight

Carole Sleight

Resident/Art in the Park

My name is Carole Sleight and I joined the LNP because I am passionate about the Arts, Communities, Open Spaces and Engagement.  I was a BBC Producer and Editor for eighteen years in documentaries, the Community  Programme Unit and News. On moving to Leamington with my family ten years ago I changed direction to china cake stands and producing the Art in the Park Festival which will be 5 years old in 2018. Leamington is facing many challenges and changes and I hope I can support and assist these so that Leamington continues to be a happy town for all of us.

Jo Handford

Jo Handford

Regional Partnerships Manager at Warwick Uni

In my day job I’m Regional Partnerships Manager at the University of Warwick. I am also a resident Warden on the University’s campus supporting over 1000 undergraduate students in halls.

I’ve been a part of the University for over 14 years and lived in Leamington when I was a student.

Town Cllr Judith Clarke

Town Cllr Judith Clarke

Town Councillor

I have lived in Leamington for over 30 years, teaching English in local comprehensive schools. I have been a Labour councillor for Clarendon ward for 7 years and had the privilege of being Mayor in 2013/14. I am particularly interested in promoting an exciting vision and strategy for the town centre and developing the town as a cultural centre.

Town Cllr Janet Alty

Town Cllr Janet Alty

Town Councillor

I have lived in Leamington since 1965 and reside in the ward I represent – Brunswick. I have a grown up son and daughter, both schooled at a local state school in Leamington, and I also have three grandchildren. Well known for cycling and now a great love of walking around town. I was trained as a further education lecturer, I am a Green Party life member and activist campaigner. I also chaired the Regeneration Board called “Regenesis”.

Katherine Geddes

Katherine Geddes

RLSTC

I am the Democratic Support Officer at Leamington Spa Town Council and have worked here for eighteen months. Prior to that, I worked for Warwickshire County Council, Stratford District Council and Milton Keynes Council in education, business, tourism and regeneration. I love working in the beautiful town hall in Leamington where one of my main responsibilities is the creation and delivery of the Neighbourhood Plan.

Town and County Cllr Sarah Boad

Town and County Cllr Sarah Boad

Town and County Councillor

Sarah Boad is the Town councillor for Crown ward and County Councillor for Leamington North. She is keen that the Neighbourhood Plan covers the whole town and is relevant to all its residents.

Susan Rasmussen

I’ve lived and worked most of my adult life in or around Leamington, and having recently returned, I joined the Support Group of the NP because it seemed like an opportunity for a direct contribution to my community. If it is to prosper we need be bold and to look further afield for inspiration for how things are done differently, so that we can think smarter and plan better.  By enhancing the fabric and function of the town we would improve the quality of life for every single person who lives, works or spend their leisure time here. Wouldn’t it be great, if, at the same time, we became an inspiration for other communities?

Ali Lush

I have been living in South Leamington Spa for over thirty years and both my children grew up and went to school here. We moved here from London largely because the town  has so many lovely green spaces of all kinds, linked by waterways and footpaths, with easy access to the countryside. An ideal place to bring up children!  As a landscape architect with a lifelong experience working with communities, I am committed to supporting the provision and protection of local green space; hence my involvement in the Green Spaces working group.

Robert Nash

Robert Nash

RLSTC

Town Clerk and Local Government Officer

Advocate of local Communities and greater powers for local Government- especially Parish and Town Councils

Long suffering Welsh Rugby supporter

Romy Dixon

My name is Romy Dixon and I have lived and worked in Leamington for the past 34 years.  I recently took early retirement as Head of Supported Learning at Warwickshire College Group and have 26 years of experience working with young people and adults with learning difficulties and disabilities.  I have been involved with many community projects over the years and have been active in improving facilities at The Eagle Recreation Ground and supporting local green spaces. I am very interested in helping to maintain the character of Leamington Spa for its diverse community and keen to imbue a sense of respect and value for all who live here, work here and visit the town.