Cllr Tony Wells
I've been a Parish Councillor since 2012 which was a year after moving to Keyworth following my retirement from a working life on the shopfloor of a Coventry based car manufacturer.
I'm a practical, hands-on person and am not afraid to stand up robustly for the interests of the village. My time as a convenor for a three hundred strong manufacturing unit taught me useful negotiation, leadership and management skills.
You may have seen me up a ladder putting up Tour of Britain bunting in Main Street or helping out with the village Christmas lights. At the Skatepark, I've cut the undergrowth back and organised the National Lottery funding for the purchase and installation of solar lighting. I have represented the Parish Council on the Platt Lane Playing Fields management committee and also the Keyworth Allotments Society. My main duties since 2012 have, however, been as part of the Parish Planning Committee cumulating in my election as Chair in November 2015.
I have an empathy for carers and those with learning disabilities. I was the sole carer for a remaining parent for over ten years through the development of Alzheimer's disease. I've managed my own dyslexia throughout my life.
I enjoy gardening, cooking and keeping fit on my bicycle and in the gym. The keeping fit is definitely necessary to counteract the cakes and hearty dinners that are the at the centre of my home cooking.
Telephone: 9375099; email: CllrTonyWells@keyworthparishcouncil.org