Cllr David Fenton
David was re-elected as an independent councillor for Redbourn Parish Council, Nicholls ward, in May 2019 and has previously been a councillor for 4 years between 2010 - 2014.
David is a member of the following:
- Management and Communications (chair)
- Finance and Policy
- Commons and Green Spaces
- Redbourn Climate Action (RCA)
- Old Dairy Farm
Introductory Information about David
"I was born in the small town of Ossett, West Yorkshire. I am married to Jan and have three children and 4 grandchildren. I come from a traditional Yorkshire family, one of 5 children my father worked for British Gas for over 40 years and with 5 children to bring up my mum was a full-time mum.
I left school at 16, gained my qualifications at night school, and progressed in my Procurement, the Supply Chain and Project management career for over 40 years. I ended my career with GlaxoSmithKline where my last position was as the worldwide Head of Services Procurement.
This is the second time we have lived in the village of Redbourn. In 1996 we lived in the new development of Brooke End and now for the last twelve years on the Common in the Old Dairy Farm. I am delighted to live in a place which retains a great rural village feel, has great community spirit with the bonus of excellent motorway links, close to airports and fast access to the city amenities of London.
I have a passion to help the parish modernise and meet the demands of the current day whilst ensuring we retain the character, look and feel of Redbourn village and parish. I believe that we must:
- Preserve, as is, our greatest asset, the Common.
- Make sure that planning and social development is what the Redbourn residents want not what authorities think we want.
- Review the commercial viability and sustainability of the High Street and act.
- Ensure that our facilities make provision for both the elderly who hold our knowledge, our experiences and our memories, for our families that create our community and for the young who are our future.
That is why I wholeheartedly support Redbourn Climate Action.
I enjoyed my years in corporate life but now I am giving my experience, knowledge and time to support the village and parish in which I live. I love waking up and opening the curtains to the magnificent view over our Common and to the work I can do each day to help our village, our parish, our communities and all our futures."
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