Its just 2 yrs since Cllr trevor wright was elected for the first time , but how well do you actually know him ?
What did you do before becoming a Councillor?
“My main career has been in the Automotive Business for over 40 years most of which was with JLR (and associated companies) and a number of years with the NHS as a Commissioner, workforce developer and advisor.”
“I also hold the position of vice chairmen of Healthwatch Warwickshire currently”
Why did you become a Councillor?
“I had never intended to really, and I am not that political, but I do believe in providing a voice for others and supporting the community.” For several years, I have worked in the third sector as an advisor in some of the most deprived places in the West Midlands using my skills hopefully to make things better”
Have you always lived in Warwickshire?
“Actually No, I am originally from Manchester (Moss side & Stockport) and I moved here over 35 years ago with my family and I regard this as my home. Both my children were brought up and attended school & collage here and my wife has been working at a local school for over 25 years”
I was relocated here as part of my job originally and I have been fortunate to work all over the world in my career”
What’s the most frustrating aspects of your role?
“The bureaucracy really, both in terms of processes, regulations and their application, some of which are both unhelpful and on the face of it illogical “
Do you regret being a Councillor?
“Sometimes, particularly recently with all of the other stuff going on that I can do little about. However, working with the community, I serve is quite supportive and hopefully I am regarded as being a straight talker”
Are you an ACTIVE or PASSIVE Councillor?
“Absolutely ACTIVE, which I believe is what all of the community expect from me, I have no interest in just having a badge”
Do you get paid for what you do and how much time does it take to do the role?
“NO you don't get paid and I spend about 25hrs per week on council matters, what you do get is a set allowance to cover expenses (which it just about does)” some do the role for political reasons I actually do to support the community as I have in other past roles”
What do you do to relax?
“Well I am a staunch Manchester City supporter and have been as season ticket holder for well over 20 years (as is my wife) I also do Tia Chi every week which helps in coping with all of the challenges”
How long do you plan to stay in the role ?
"As I was re-elected earlier this along with Cllr Redford in essence we are committed to 2023 currently. In terms of going beyond that , well we will wait and see".
It gives us great pleasure to congratulate ED King on being awarded the Joanne Graham Award.
The award was set up in the memory of Joanne Graham who was one of the first Police Community Support Officers in Warwick District and during her time in this role she had a positive impact on the community in which she worked and on her colleagues in Warwickshire Police and other partner agencies.
Sadly, Joanne passed away in December 2012 after a short illness and in recognition of the example she set an award may be given annually in her name.
The award may be given to a Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) serving in this district who has made a significant contribution to improving the quality of life for the community in which they work. The nomination process is coordinated annually by Julian Hill, our Anti-Social Behaviour Officer and scored independently by four people. Due to the high standards that Joanne set there is a minimum score but, in this case, that level was easily exceeded and for only the second time since its inception in 2013 the Joanne Graham Award is made to PCSO Edward King.
Both Cllr Pam Radford and Cllr Trevor Wright know Ed well and as a local lad to Cubbington he has always put the community first often leading various initiatives to minimise crime whilst at the same time supporting prevention and community engagement and we are absolutely delighted that his dedication has not gone unrecognised.
Thank you, Ed, on behalf of the whole community in which you serve
Following yesterdays post
There is now a bit of a split interpretation which we are seeking to confirm, one interpretation is the point we made, and the other is that they haven’t acted now but there is still an issue of trespass.
As a result of this we have checked TODAY that HS2 have NOT filed for any enforcement action in the high court currently and as a result of the ambiguity we are asking HS2 directly once more to confirm that they are not pursuing ANY high court action until the review is complete, NOR that they will be continuing to remove vegetation or trees as agreed.
I am also aware of some issues around Crackley Woods today which is being looked into.
Finally, I apologise for the potential confusion, and we are seeking complete and thorough clarification, in the mean time please be assured we are doing everything we can to support and protect the community.
Following significant representations (as previously advised)and a meeting last Friday with Jeremy Wright MP, various community members, HS2 and their contractors working in Warwickshire along with key contributors, it was confirmed that HS2 and, or their contractors will no longer be pursuing a high court enforcement order to remove the protestors at Cubbington Woods and that work to remove vegetation and trees will cease until the full review on the viability and future of HS2 has been completed.
Discussions also took place with regards to the poor levels of communication, engagement and visibility of plans particularly with regards to road closures and traffic measures in our area.
HS2 recognises that these elements have not been handled as well as expected and are seeking to make significant improvements.
In recognition of the problems arrangements are to be made for Sir Mark Worthington (HS2 Communities Commissioner) to visit the area and meet with the local MP (Jeremy Wright) and Councillors to discuss and review the ongoing situation.
It was made very clear by Cllr Trevor Wright that the perception and trust of HS2 and its contractors is not particularly good due to the ongoing actions, poor communication and consideration of the community and that something needs change as “there is no trust whatsoever ” in the community.
Whilst the decision with regards to HS2 in the future is not clear, HS2 and its contractors were challenged about what they would do to “put back” the environment into the original condition IF the HS2 project is discontinued.
This is a high-level summary of many elements that were discussed during the meeting but please be absolutely in no doubt that Cllr Trevor Wright & Cllr Pam Redford will continue to work and monitor the situation to make sure we get the best for OUR COMMUNITY.
We are your councillors not just talking but continuing to work on issues that are important to you.
Thank you for all those who voted to identify the Policing Priorities for our area and we are now able to confirm the elements YOU have identified as a priority.
Policing Priorities Result - Warwick Rural East Community Forum
The current Warwick Rural East SNT policing priorities were set at the WRE Community Forum held on Wednesday 16-OCT-2019.
In total 141 persons voted online. The adopted priorities are in bold:
Warwick Rural East Safer Neighbourhood Team
All blogs are written or edited by Cllr Pam Redford & Cllr Trevor Wright