Rob is also standing as Candidate for Winchester Southern Parishes in the Hampshire County Council Election
I retired from construction management several years ago, and during my career in the building industry I acquired skills and an understanding of the built environment which I believe would be of use to our local Council as it seeks to reach its target of zero carbon by 2030. There is a lot of potential for reducing the carbon footprint of our buildings and for dealing with the conflicting demands for new housing and the preservation of our villages.
I have been involved in the environmental movement for many years, championing organic horticulture and working with pressure groups like Friends of the Earth and CND. However, I realise that change can only be achieved through the political system, and real change needs to happen fast, hence my decision to stand for the Green Party in Denmead in May’s local election.