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Cllr David Fenton

Cllr David Fenton

David was re-elected to Redbourn Parish Council in May 2019.

He has been a Councillor for Nicholls Ward since then but was also a Councillor previously for 4 years between 2010 - 2014.

David is a member of the following:

Commons, Footpaths and Open Spaces Committee

Finance and Policy Committee

Friends of the High Street Working Party

Management and Communications (Chair)

Neighbourhood Plan Working Party

Planning Committee

Redbourn Climate Action Working Party

Old Dairy Farm
The Common
07485 092284

Introductory Information about David

"I was born in the small town of Ossett, West Yorkshire. I am married to Jan and have three children and 4 grandchildren. I come from a traditional Yorkshire family, one of 5 children my father worked for British Gas for over 40 years and with 5 children to bring up my mum was a full-time mum. After a career in Procurement for over 40 years I retired in 2008. I started my career as an Assistant Buyer for a small agricultural trailer manufacturer in Hull and ended my career as the Procurement Vice President for Services at pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline leading a team of over 100 people around the world spending over £3billion per annum.

This is the second time my wife and I have lived in the village, the first time in the late 1990's in Silk Mill Road and now for the last twelve years on The Common in the Old Dairy Farm. I am delighted to live in a place which retains a great rural village feel, has great community spirit with the bonus of excellent motorway links, close to airports and fast access to the city amenities of London.

I joined the Parish Council in February 2010 but in 2014 I had to leave the Council for family reasons. In May 2019, missing Council work, I decided to stand for office and was elected as a Parish Councilor representing the Nichols Ward.

During my time on the council, I project managed the building of the new Parish Centre, held the office of Chair and have served on the Parish Council Finance, Planning, Commons, and Highways committee's and currently I am chair of the Management & Communications committee. I also support the working parties – Friends of the High Street, Neighbourhood Plan and Redbourn Climate Action.

I have a passion to help the Parish Council modernise to meet the demands of the current day whilst retaining the character and feel of the Redbourn village and Parish. I believe that we must preserve, as is, our greatest asset the Common. We must make sure that planning and social development is what the Redbourn residents want not what authorities think we want. We must review the commercial viability and sustainability of the High Street. We must ensure that village facilities make provision for both the elderly who hold our knowledge, our experiences and our memories, for our families that create our community and for the young who are our future. That is why I whole heartedly support Redbourn Climate Action.

I enjoyed my years in corporate life but now I am giving my experience, knowledge and time to support the village in which I live. I love waking up and opening the curtains to the magnificent view over our Common and to the work I can do each day to help our village, our communities and all our futures."

  • David Fenton Register of Interest (PDF, 159 Kb)

    In order for openness and transparency, it is a legal requirement (Local Government Act 2000) for all members and co-opted members of district and parish councils to complete a Register of Interests form to register their financial and other interests. A Register of Interests form must be completed within 28 days of being elected.

    The register of interests includes:

    Details of any employment or business carried on by them.

    The name of their employer.

    Details of people who have paid towards election expenses.

    Contracts between themselves/their firm and the Council.

    Interests in any land in the area; details of any directorships