Introducing Guy

A Record of Action,  A Promise of More

“Although born and educated in London I have spent most of my life in Hoxne Suffolk. I am married to Catherine (a former Health Visitor and Lecturer in Childcare). We have brought up four children all of whom were educated locally. I have run my own business in Eye for over 30 years. I have represented the Hoxne and Eye Division on Suffolk County Council since 2005.  For the four years before this the old Hoxne Division.

Since 2005 I have been the Councillor responsible for Highways, Road Safety, Rights of Way and Public Transport. I am also a member of the Cabinet of Suffolk County Council as well as serving as a Board Member of the Norfolk & Suffolk Broads Authority. I am a member of the St Edmundsbury and Ipswich Synod and serve as a Director for the Diocese.

As your local councillor I have, over the past eleven years, attended parish and town council meetings on a regular basis and answered questions from members of the public and councillors. I have taken up and resolved many of the issues raised.

I have secured Suffolk County Funds for amenity improvements (Stradbroke footpath), supported local youth and sports clubs (Eye and Stradbroke cricket), supported Village Hall improvements (Stradbroke and Mendham).

I have also secured improvements in public transport (the Framlingham to Stradbroke and Hoxne, Horham, Denham, Eye to Diss bus service) and road safety improvements in Hoxne, Eye, Weybread and Mendham.”

 

Your Priorities Are Guy’s Priorities

“As a Cabinet member I have played a full part in managing the money of Suffolk County Council culminating in the lowest ever increase in the Council Tax but at the same time ensuring that Suffolk County Council is among the best performing local authorities in the country. I have driven the changes in the Rights of Way Service seeing better attention on those footpaths which Suffolk people have identified as important.

I have driven the improvement in the provision of bus services in Suffolk. I have ensured that the Highway Service has sufficient resources to maintain and improve our roads and is able to cope with the effects of the severe winter. I set up and chaired the Suffolk Road Safety Board. This has resulted in bringing together the Police, Fire and Rescue, Ambulance Service, Highways Agency, Safe Cam and Suffolk County Council to work in a coordinated way to improve road safety in Suffolk.

As a member of the East of England Assembly I was given special responsibility for Regional Transport Policy and in this capacity secured agreement from across the Region for spending on the A11, the A12 and for major improvements in our County Town of Ipswich.

It is a privilege to serve as a County Councillor and over the next three years I will continue my efforts for the benefit of this Division and for the people of Suffolk.”