A bit about Chris
Chris has been a dedicated Cllr serving Park Ward for the past 10 years, before this he was a County Councilor for eight years. His experience includes managing services supporting vulnerable young people, 12 years in engineering and he served in the Royal Air Force for twelve years. He has also been the Mayor of Lincoln. He is a Cooperative Party member and a member of Unite Trade Union.
Chris is a Portfolio Holder, part of the strategic management of the City Council. As a member of the Planning Committee he also represents the City on the Central Lincolnshire Joint Strategic Planning Committee, Lincolnshire Police and Crime Commissioner Scrutiny Panel and the Safer Lincolnshire Partnership Overview and Scrutiny Board. He is also part of the City Faith Network and is a Board Member of Lincolnshire YMCA and NOMAD. He is a member of Saint Peter and Paul’s Parish Church.
Delivering For Lincoln
He has supported unprecedented levels of investment in Park Ward, working towards improving standards of accommodation including the Trusted Landlord Scheme to tackle rogue landlords and more Council control on multiple occupancy.
Chris said, “We have had a number of high-profile prosecutions to protect Park Ward residents from unprincipled people exploiting the community.”
Chris has been involved in promoting residents parking in the Sincil Bank area. This should stop that area being used as a free car park by commuters and shoppers. Chris also supports the proposed project to change the way traffic moves in the area. This should bring big improvements in terms of cutting out rat runs and congestion. This will improve the air quality and quality of life in the area.
In addition to this Chris supports the Hermit Street regeneration project which will improve that area and will provide new social housing of a very high standard. This should have a positive knock on effect on Portland Street.
At The Heart Of Your Community
Chris has also led in establishing a community office in the ward and has supported the development of community groups. He has also engaged with residents and Police in tackling drug dealing and antisocial behavior in the Ward.
He has worked to bring funding to food banks and the community larder through local groups and churches. He has supported Bridge Church in saving our local library and the great work they are doing in running it. He was part of the befriending team established by the City Council contacting vulnerable people during the lockdowns.