Central Bedfordshire Green Party would like to present the members and friends standing at the local elections for us on the 4 May. Maybe May the Forth will be with us this year.
Susan has lived in Ampthill for 17 years and has served as an Ampthill Town Councillor since 2019. She is a founder member of Ampthill Climate Change Group and Share: Flitwick and Ampthill (Library of Things) and is actively promoting community cohesion and inclusivity via Proud AF.
Her priorities are making sure that local government is responsive to residents’ needs and concerns, that sustainability is embedded in all local government actions, and that communities are helped to be resilient to climate change and ready to benefit from the low carbon transition.
She would work to protect local green spaces, retain and improve access to services and promote public transport and active travel choices.
Julia grew up in Maulden in Bedfordshire and went to school in Bedford.
She had a career in information management in both the private and public sector including at The British Library and The National Archives. She was Head of Information Management and Data Protection Officer at The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse and a facilitator on its Truth Project.
Like many people Julia is concerned about the damage to the environment and the loss of biodiversity. She decided therefore to join Ampthill Town Council in 2022. She is a member and supporter of the Ampthill Climate Change Group. Her concerns also include the loss of public transport, pedestrian safety and the loss of green spaces.
Julia is also a Humanist UK funeral celebrant and a volunteer non-religious support worker at Bedford Hospital.
Clifton, Henlow and Langford
Cranfield & Marston Moretaine
Dominic is a long term green activist, social entrepreneur and small business owner who is active within the Green Party in Central Bedfordshire.
As a professional consultant on the environmental impacts of transport, he is particularly interested in improving transport choices and reducing the impacts of cars and lorries in our towns and villages.
Sébastien Hine is a recent member of the Green Party.
He currently works as an education specialist, focusing on humanitarian contexts in low- and middle-income countries.
He has worked largely for NGOs, such as Save the Children, and the UN. He is increasingly keen to engage in more local issues.
Houghton Conquest & Haynes
Gillian has lived in Houghton Regis since 2015 and been a member of the Green Party for 20 years.
She is an Artist, pottery teacher and supports teenagers and young adults in further education.
Her young son attends a local primary school.
Catherine joined the Green Party in 2013 and has been a member of the executive committee for several years.
She works with the Friends of Windsor Drive Commiunity Open Space Committee and looks forward to working as a councillor for the area.
Rebecca has been working to help the Green Party grow for many years in Beds Herts and Bucks.
Now it’s time to build support closer to home.
A resident of Potton for 12 years, Rebecca is very involved in many local community projects.
Gareth has been a local Parish Councillor in Flitton & Greenfield since 2007 and was a District Councillor until 2009.
He has been actively involved in helping to develop the Neighbourhood Plan which helps to protect the character and countryside nature of our villages.
As Chair of the Highways committee he has secured funding for a number of road safety measures throughout Flitton and Greenfield and is keen to develop safer cycling and walking routes throughout the Ward.
Gareth has worked for the last 35 years in jobs applying energy efficiency and developing renewable energy, helping to combat climate change. If elected he would bring this knowledge and experience to bring sustainable change to Central Bedfordshire Council.