Cllr Ian Caldwell
Ian was re-elected as an independent councillor for Redbourn Parish Council in May 2019.
He has been a councillor for Nicholls ward since 2010.
Ian is a member of the following:
- Management and Communications
- Finance and Policy
- Commons and Green Spaces
- Neighbourhood Plan
- Redbourn Against Greenbelt Erosion (RAGE)
- Redbourn Climate Action (RCA)
- 4 Flint Copse
Introductory Information about Ian
"I was born in Barry and left aged 18 to attend Hatfield Polytechnic, now University of Hertfordshire then I worked at Glaxo Research (now GlaxoSmithKline PLC.) for over ten years, initially as a microbiologist and later as an information scientist.
I then became bored and branched out into self-employment converting a hobby of working in stained glass into a full time employment. After various twists and turns I spent almost fifteen years working for various Barnet based solicitors representing clients detained in hospital under the Mental Health Act.
My wife & I have lived in Redbourn for twenty five years but before retirement my job required me to be travelling all over the country to various hospital mental health secure units and thus I had little time to involve myself in village activities.
Since retiring I have been active in the Friends of Nickey Line as I enjoy county activities, such as bird watching & walking. My other interests include travelling, visiting museums / art galleries, opera and general 'tekkie' things.
I am concerned about environmental matters and maintaining Redbourn's unique character while enabling it to survive long term and thus am involved in the various parish council campaigns to prevent it being engulfed by unsuitable housing and help maintain its pleasant environment.
I have served on the council for ten years, initially co-opted and then twice elected. I am currently vice-chair of both Planning, and Management and Communications and also sit on Finance and Policy and Commons and Green Spaces. I am actively involved in the Village Hall management and consider it "the jewel" in Redbourn's crown."
In order for openness and transparency, it is a legal requirement (Local Government Act 2000) for all members and co-opted members of district and parish councils to complete a Register of Interests form to register their financial and other interests. A Register of Interests form must be completed within 28 days of being elected.
The register of interests includes:
Details of any employment or business carried on by them.
The name of their employer.
Details of people who have paid towards election expenses.
Contracts between themselves/their firm and the Council.
Interests in any land in the area; details of any directorships