We are pleased to announce that we have successfully appointed two new councillors to the Town Council. In the Emersons Green Ward we welcome James Dowling, and in the Blackhorse Ward we welcome Bobbie Sunderland. Our new councillors tell you a bit about themselves below…
Councillor James Dowling:
“I live with my young family in Emersons Green. My daughters attend a local primary school, where I have recently been appointed as a Parent Governor. I have a strong passion for my local area, where I grew up, and am therefore excited and honoured to become a councillor for Emersons Green Town Council.
In my day job I manage the Signals & Traffic Control Team at Bristol City Council, and hopefully some of my skills that I have learned in this role (and other previous local authority roles over the years) will add to, and benefit, Emersons Green Town Council.
In my spare time I enjoy travelling, reading and various sporting activities such as cycling, football, and tennis. I also enjoy socialising with friends and spending time with my family, and also walking our puppy around the various lovely open spaces in South Glos”
“I have lived in Emersons Green for 22 years. I am a retired accountant having previously worked in financial management for Bristol City Council.
I am on the Management Committee of the Friends of Emersons Green Park and have helped with the Community Orchard in the Park since the orchard was created in 2011.
I love gardening at home, in the Park and on our allotment. I also enjoy walking and am often seen out with my Golden Retriever. Caring for the natural world and learning more about it, is very important to me”.
Thank you to those who applied to our recent councillor vacancies – it was great to have such a strong field of candidates.
If you wish to contact one of our councillors directly, all councillor contact details are available on our website: http://www.emersonsgreen-tc.gov.uk/town-council/councillors/
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This post was written by Donna Simmons