of Cookham Rise will be given the chance to vote for a new Parish
Councillor on Thursday 10th July due to the resignation of John Hewitt who
was voted onto the Council at the last Council Elections in 2007. The
Polling Station is at Pinder Hall, Lower Road, and will be open from
7.00am to 10.00pm.
are three people standing for the one place, which is something that has
not happened for many, many years. It is good that there are people
interested in helping their community. Parish Councillors not only all
work very hard, but also are volunteers, none of them being paid.
three candidates have to live in the area of Cookham, two are standing as
independent candidates and one is standing as a Liberal Democrat.
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is well known in Cookham and has
lived in Cookham Rise for thirty years having originally come here from
Lancashire. He is a very active member of Cookham Bridge Rotary of
which he was a founder member. Nigel along with his wife Jackie have been
on the Management Committee of the Pinder Hall for over twelve years,
several years of which he was chairman and is currently vice chairman.
Nigel retired in 2004, having worked in the car industry with BMW and
Mercedes, allowing him to spend more time on one of his many hobbies,
states his main aims, if he were to be elected:
believe that development is slowly but steadily reducing the quality
of life in Cookham. In particular, I want to preserve the green
areas and boundaries of Cookham and I am opposed to building
on Poundfield and Marsh Meadow.
will listen to residents concerns and work diligently on their behalf.
As someone who is recently retired, I have the time and energy to
devote to this. I will try and ensure that the Council hears,
understands and acts.
should like to see more facilities for young people.
Hewer lives on Lower Road with her partner Rob. She runs her own local
environmental business advising companies on how to deal with the effects
of climate change. She is the Liberal Democrat candidate for the Cookham
Parish Council By-election.
She enjoys baby-sitting her niece and nephew and taking long walks. She is
a National Trails Volunteer, reporting on the Thames Path between Cookham
Lock and Boulters Lock and is a member of Friends of the Red Kites in the
Chilterns. Fiona is a cricket fan. She used to turn her arm over a bit for
Reading Ridgeway Cricket Club, but is more of a spectator than a player
Fiona was encouraged to stand for the Parish Council by Mandy Brar. She
sees serving on the Parish Council as a great opportunity to serve her
Fiona's approach to serving the Parish Council would be to:
the community from within, by living in the Cookham Rise Ward
her environmental expertise to parish work
good business practices to deliver value-for-money
she is opposed to:
on the green belt
£29 for collection of green (garden) waste from homes
homes in the flood plain
is in favour of:
Community Wardens back to Cookham Rise
traffic calming measures on Whyteladyes Lane
in Station Approach and on the Alfred Major Recreation Ground
Beryl , now a grandmother of four, was born and brought up in Cookham and
went to Cookham Dean Primary School, she still lives in Cookham Dean in
Dean Lane although she did move away to West London for a while when she
owned a pub.
is very passionate about the village and feels that she knows what is
going on in the area which would be extremely helpful in her role as a
Parish Councillor. She is particularly concerned about the village being
overdeveloped and listed buildings being lost.
Mrs McNeaney says she would be a good councillor because she always knows
what is going on in the area.
Her main concern is about the village being over-developed and listed
buildings being lost.