I have lived in this village, in Mill Lane, since 2001. I really like it here. It’s a good place to live, and Lockdown brought home to me, and many others, how fortunate we are to have a safe, pleasant and friendly village, with plenty of green space to enjoy.
Since I’ve lived here I’ve done a few things which I hope have improved it. I have been part of the Traffic Group which has championed 20 mph. I encouraged the PC to work with Ramblers and Bucks Council to replace most (not all) stiles with gates, making the footpaths more accessible. I check the footpaths every year and report any issues to Bucks Council. I am a village representative on the MacIntyre School LAB (like a governing body). I organise the Weekday Walking Group which now meets fortnightly. I have joined the Community Forum set up by Bucks Council and this emboldened me and Hannah Price to propose the wildlife verge some of you may have seen on Mill Lane.
I’d like the village to be even better than it is as a place to live. If after a few years I step down this is what I’d like to have helped achieve.
In my spare time I am Professor of Learning Disability History at the Open University, an honorary position.
If you see me around, usually either on a bike or with our Welsh Border Collie, Teazle, please say hello and bend my ear about how you’d like the village to change for the better.