It is some time since I updated this site. I have been enjoying my life in retirement. But as an update I want to say that I have formed a new relationship with Liberal Democrats in the Buxton area and was happy to stand for election to the High Peak Borough Council as a representative of Corbar Ward. This Ward covers the half of Buxton in which my wife and own a second property. The election was in May 2019. I was not elected but thoroughly enjoyed taking part in the election process. I am now looking at other ways in which I might be able to help out in the area. I like Buxton and the surrounding area very much indeed.
Last night I was invited to attend Beeston Town Hall and, along with four others, was awarded an honour. For two of us the award was to become an Alderman of the Borough of Broxtowe. The others became a Freeman of the Borough of Broxtowe. It was a great evening and we were all very grateful for the attention received. Many thanks to those who put our names forward for these significant awards. And, in my own case, many thanks to my wife Lillian, all my family and all my friends and colleagues for all you have done with me and for me over the years. More information is available here.
Last week I gave an invited talk to Bramcote Probus. I spoke about "My Life as a Politician". Afterwards I was asked to write a summary of the talk for their magazine Probability. You can see the summary of the talk here.
I just want to say a big thank you to all those who sponsored me for the walk that I performed with my dog Charlie. As I reported, we made it to Langley Mill and back which was a total of 19.7 miles. Many people have been highly generous and the total amount of sponsorship received amounted to £2386.82 all of which has now been sent to the charities. One or two donors specifically asked for their donation to be used exclusively for the scouts or St Michael's and this created a small imbalance in the amounts that were passed on. The results was that SW Notts Scouts received £1243.41 to help fund scouts attending the International Jamboree, and St Michael's Church received £1143.41 to fund important church projects. Once again, many, many thanks to all those who were so kind in sponsoring us.
Here are the details of the charity walk completed today. Thanks very much to all those who are supporting this event. I will post the final total of the donations received.