Cllr Nic Seller

I have lived in Keyworth since 1991 with my wife Elaine. Our two grown up daughters now live away after attending Crossdale Drive Primary and South Wolds Academy & Sixth Form. In 2011, I left Experian in Nottingham after 20 years working in a range of senior roles and class myself as semi retired, although I sometimes wonder how I had time to go out to work!

Since 1991, I have played an active part in village life, initially through The Friends of Crossdale and for several years as chair of The Friends of South Wolds. I have also served on the Management Committee of the now disbanded Keyworth Playing Fields Association for nearly 20 years most recently steering the organisation through a period of significant change. Currently I am a Community Governor at South Wolds Academy, Vice Chair of the Platt Lane Management Committee and a long standing member of Keyworth Parish Church Council where I have served as Church Warden for 10 years.

In 1998, with my wife Elaine, I started to raise funds to support the poor rural community of Kadzinuni in Kenya which we continue to do in a major way, having set up the UK Registered Charity called "The Friends of Kadzinuni" in 2003. We try to engender community engagement in fund raising locally through running enjoyable social events, without a hard sell approach, such as promoting and organising the wonderful Garage Sale Safari from 2010 through to 2013 and regular live music events in the Village Hall.

Education has been a long term interest which can be quite challenging when comparing the UK with Kenya. Sport and Recreation for those of all ages is a fundamental aspect of village life that I hold very dear and we should be very proud of all the various clubs in the village that do so much for our young people.

My aspiration is for Keyworth to continue to develop and thrive as a semi rural community with successful local businesses and a range of accessible facilities that enable local folk of all ages to have a high quality of life without needing to drive out of the village too often.