Meet the Steering Group
Steering Group Community Representatives
Tristan has lived just outside Cirencester for nearly 19 years. His children have grown up in the area and both he and his wife have run their own businesses based locally. Having trained as an Architect and then worked in the technology sector for over 25 years, he has a passion for the built environment and in particular how technology can make the design construction and use of the built environment more accessible and sustainable. With the threat to high streets and the fast pace of change on the way people live and travel, Tristan wants to play a part in making sure Cirencester adapts and makes the most of its natural assets for future generations, continuing to be a great place to live, work and have fun.
I am really interested in education, as I work in that sector and my children attended local primary and secondary schools as well as Cirencester College. My family love living in Cirencester, enjoying walking, and going to local pubs and cafes. I want to see Cirencester continue to be a great place to live and work for all its citizens, young and old.
My wife and I live in the Bowling Green area and our grown up sons were educated locally. Now retired, I worked in IT in the Financial Services sector and upon retiring have used those skills by being a Trustee and non-executive director working to support learning disability and in sports/physical activity fields. I enjoy watching sport, gardening and the theatre. Whilst Cirencester has seen some exciting developments in the past decade, I believe that the town faces significant challenges if it is to capitalise on that work and thrive into the future.
I relocated to Chesterton nearly 30 years ago and have a background in Nutritional Science, initiating policies that enabled people to have a proactive role in their communities. I believe wellness and health are supported by our environment and our Neighbourhood Plan will give legitimacy to endorse those holistic principles. When time allows I enjoy travelling with my husband and discovering new places of interest and spending time with our daughters. I want Cirencester, a town I am passionate about, to maintain its heritage and vibrancy whilst accommodating growth and change.
Now retired, having spent most of my career with a global Management Consulting firm, I have lived in the area most of my adult life. My wife and I have lived in Gloucester Street for 23 years and our two married sons and three grandchildren live locally. I enjoy keeping fit, golf and watching Gloucester Rugby Club, as well as local drama and music events. My experience as a founder member of the Park Community Group has raised my knowledge of local matters and I want Cirencester to remain a fulfilling, safe and enjoyable place to live.
Cirencester has been home for 34 years and was a great place to bring up children. My background is working with offenders and people facing difficulties, and I am keen to see we deal with all people fairly. Retirement has enabled me to give something back to the town, through voluntary work as a Trustee to local charities and through my passion for gardening, including my allotment. The town has changed over the past 34 years and I want to make sure that it remains a place where people want to work, live and feel they are part of a supportive community.
I like to think I bring a fresh pair of eyes to looking at Cirencester and its needs as I retired here in 2018. I feel fortunate to live in a town with such a good ‘spirit of place’, and we chose it having visited the area over many decades. My professional experience is in brand development with FTSE Top 20 companies. I have travelled widely and have a strong sense of what can be achieved. My particular interest is in sustainability and wellbeing and I want Cirencester to be a ‘healthy town of happy people’.
I feel a great attachment for this fabulous part of our District and want Cirencester to continue to be a great market town that welcomes people as residents, visitors or workers. I live in Stratton with my husband and have two sons who live in London. We enjoy walking, reading and, as a new convert to allotment-living, I should probably add gardening, although most of my time is spent at Corinium Radio, Cirencester’s local community radio station.
In addition to the community representatives, various elected representatives from the Town Council serve on the Steering Group, currently they are:
Councillor Patrick Coleman, Chairman of the Council
Councillor Nigel Robbins, Immediate Past Chairman of the Council
Councillor Rebecca Halifax, Lead Member for Planning
Councillor Sabrina Poole, Immediate Past Lead Member for Planning
Andrew Tubb, Chief Executive Officer of the Town Council and James Brain, Forward Planning Manager with Cotswold District Council are also members of the Steering Group in a non-voting advisory capacity.