People

Cllr Keith Ward - Trinity

Keith Ward lives on Wheatmore Road. ‘‘I have lived in Sutton all of my life. I have run one of the Town's best known pubs (The Station) for 13 years and am a board member for the Sutton Coldfield Business Improvement District. It was my involvement with the BID that made me want to stand for the Parish Council. Sutton needs local people with local knowledge backed up by an experienced and organised party.

Cllr Leeford Allen - Wylde Green

Leeford Allen has lived in Sutton Coldfield for many years. He lives on Plants Brook Road and is now retired. ‘‘My reasons for standing as a Conservative Parish Council candidate are firstly to work hard with my fellow councillors to maintain our heritage in Royal Sutton Coldfield. My second reason is to stand up for residents interest.

Cllr Maureen Cornish (Sutton Four Oaks Ward)

Maureen has been councillor for Sutton Four Oaks Ward since 2007. She lives locally in Four Oaks and cares passionately about the local area. In addition to her work as a councillor, she serves the community as a local magistrate and has done for the last ten years.She sits on the planning committee, the Personal Appeals Panel and is Chairman of the Be Healthy Theme Group.

Cllr Joanne Ellis- Walmley & Minworth

Joanne Ellis moved to Sutton when she was just two years old and lives on Walmley Road. She went to school at St Joseph’s, Bishop Walsh and the College of Further Education. ‘‘I want Royal Sutton Coldfield to be a place where people are proud to live and work. My priorities are litter and recycling; the care of Sutton Park, and the maintenance of the Town Hall as a place for everyone to enjoy.

Cllr Derrick Griffin - Walmley & Minworth

Derrick Griffin lives on Allendale Road in Walmley   Village and has since 1968. ‘‘My daughters went to Walmley First and Middle School, during their time there I was chairman of the Parents Association and I then served for one year on the John Wilmott Parent Teacher Association. Since retiring in 1993 I have been    secretary/treasurer of my old Regimental Association in Birmingham.

Cllr David Barrie (Sutton New Hall Ward)

David has lived in the ward for most of his life and was educated locally at Bishop Vesey Grammar School. He has run a consultancy firm for the last ten years.David was first elected in 2009 and is very active in the ward dealing with issues brought up by residents. Since then he has helped to deal with the traffic problems on Green Lanes and sits on two oversight committees - Local Services and Children and Education. You can read more about what he is doing at the dedicated New Hall website www.newhallconservatives.org.

Cllr Terry Wood - Walmley & Minworth

Terry Wood lives in Henley Close and is Chairman of Wylde Green Neighbourhood Forum. ‘‘My priority is to help to work with local residents to help Sutton to thrive as a successful independent Town. I want to ensure we as Council Tax payers get value for money.

Cllr David Pears (Sutton Trinity Ward)

David lives in the ward and has lead initiatives to improve Sutton Coldfield including regular litter, graffiti and gum clean ups and a Town Centre Regeneration Plan. He chairs the Trinity Ward Committee, Sutton Park Advisory Committee and Birmingham Council Nature Policy Group as well as being a school govenor at Arthur Terry. You can contact David on 0121 354 2229 or at david.pears@birmingham.gov.ukDavid was re-elected on 7th May.

Cllr Janet Cairns - Vesey

Janet Cairns lives on Morven Road and is a qualified nurse and works as a healthcare consultant within the NHS and has done for many years (since she we 18). ‘‘What I will bring to the Council is a voice and empathy into issues surrounding disability. Having been a Govenor at Wilson Stuart School which  specialises in the education of children with special needs and having a daughter with cerebral palsy I will offer a unique insight.