Cllr Symon Vegro
Symon was elected as a Labour councillor for Redbourn Parish Council in May 2019 and is a councillor for Nicholls ward.
Symon is a member of the following:
- Management and Communications
- Finance and Policy Committee
- Commons and Green Spaces
- Redbourn Climate Action (RCA)
- 2 Lamb Lane
- 07912 398000
Introductory Information about Symon
"I have lived with my wife Sue in Redbourn since 2003, and became a parish councillor in 2019.
I was born and brought up in Essex, before studying Chemistry and Biochemistry at Nottingham University. After completing my studies I lived in a pit village in South Yorkshire during the Miner's Strike, which first drew me to politics and the Labour Party.
I keep myself busy, as in addition to the parish council I work with a charity that helps people with Parkinson's, help run a local Support Group, and participate in research into the condition carried out by Oxford University. I am a patron of a charity that helps the mentally ill through the power of music; am involved with Active in Redbourn and Neighbourhood Watch; and am guided by Voltaire and the "efficacy of reason".
I have a number of published books. Greatly admire the novels of Dickens and Dostoyevsky and the poetry of Keats, Yeats, Frost and Paul Verlaine. I love Pink Floyd and opera, support Leicester Tigers, and my motto is lovingly borrowed from Mother Theresa: "Let no-one come to you without leaving better and happier" (although like Voltaire I'm not sure whether God exists)."
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