I live in a rural part of Chelmsford and am a keen horse rider and dog walker around my local area. My initial career in chemicals export in the paint industry was followed by having a family and taking on the role of Parish Clerk in my local parish, a post which I held for some 14 years.
I became very involved in planning matters, developing an interest in planning policy and quarry restorations during the time in that role and I now use that knowledge and experience for the benefit of both Essex Bridleways Association and the British Horse Society, and to contribute to the Local Access Forum. I have ridden since a small child but had to wait until the grand age of 30 until I acquired my first horse, and I have been enjoying hacking out and pleasure rides ever since (not on the same horse!).
I believe passionately that with the increasing development in the south-east of England that a legacy of a network of off-road tracks should be created for the enjoyment of future generations of walkers, cyclists, horse riders and the disabled, and those already in existence preserved and enhanced wherever possible.