Chris serves the ward of Harmans Water on the Bracknell Forest Borough Council, he is also a member of the Bracknell town council.
"I have been on Bracknell Forest Council since 2000. In 2013, I became Executive Member for Planning and Transport. The portfolio covers highway maintenance such as repairs and potholes; local transport schemes such as Coral Reef junction, Martin's Heron junction, Downshire Way dualling and the A3095 works; planning applications; planning policy including the emerging Local Plan and the Minerals and Waste Local Plan.
In Bracknell Forest, growth means we face particular challenges and demands on our area and its infrastructure. In planning for future needs, I feel it is very important to preserve our quality of life.
I am keen to see the Council keep up high standards for the green areas and facilities in its care, and to continue to offer all residents the best possible service and value for money. Contact with residents is important: with my fellow ward councillors, I hold regular surgeries, call door-to-door and produce a newsletter, In Touch.
I work locally for a major hotel group, and have lived in Bracknell since 1993.
I’m on the management committee of The Wayz youth clubs, and I was a governor at Harmans Water Primary School for 16 years until 2018. I was subsequently invited back and re-joined the governing board in 2020.
I’ve been on Bracknell Town Council since 2000. I chair the Strategy & Finance and Staffing committees, and have been Leader of the Town Council since 2004. I also chair the Bracknell Town Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group."