Ian was elected County Councillor for the Ploughley Division in May 2017. He is passionate about the needs of the rural community, from protecting each village's unique heritage to the farming economy, broadband, tackling rural isolation and improving local roads. Ian has lived in the heart of the area in Ardley with Fewcott for 24 years and has been involved in several local campaigns including opposition to the Ardley wind turbines and defending the area against excessive local development both industrial and residential. He is anti-HS2 and has been involved in efforts to retain vital acute services at the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.
Since becoming your County Councillor Ian has focused on local community interests from campaigning to secure funding for safety improvements to the Wendlebury bus stop to restoring community bus routes, pushing the case for the installation of a pedestrian crossing at Heyford Park School and campaigning for funding for communities that will be impacted by HS2, as well as, of course, tackling potholes and defects on local roads.
A Parish Councillor in Ardley for 11 years, Ian is also a local representative on Cherwell District Council where he sits as a Non-executive Director of the Graven Hill programme which will be when completed, the largest self-build site in the Country.
T: 01869 346151 or 07841 041419
P: 'Slievenamon', Fewcott, Bicester OX27 7PA