People

Cllr Jane Mosson - Four Oaks

Jane Mosson has lived in Four Oaks for many years and has a grandson at a local primary school. ‘‘We are privileged to live in a beautiful area and I want to help to make sure it remains that way. I would like to see enhanced cleaning and extra bins throughout the area. I have worked in management within mail order, IT, tele-communications and currently in shop fitting and am used to working to budgets and keeping costs down.

Devia Surti

Devia Surti lives on Reay Nadin Drive near Banners Gate and has an understanding of the requirements of a commercial organisation and a legal background. She is a company director of a boutique market research house. ‘‘Helping the community is second nature to me. I will assist in any way I can to make this Council the absolute best, to all of us that live and work within our Royal Town.

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 and is a school govenor for Arthur Terry.She sits on the planning committee, the Personal Appeals Panel and is Chairman of the Be Healthy Theme Group.

Cllr Simon Ward - Four Oaks

Simon Ward has lived in Four Oaks for 16 years and raised his family here. ‘‘I am an accountant by training and am a partner in my own corporate finance practice, advising   growing  businesses. Outside work and family I am a keen runner and a member of the finance committee of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. I see the new council as a great opportunity for our local voice to be heard.

Cllr Maria Hewett - Trinity

Maria Hewett lives in Blakemore Drive and is married with two children. ‘‘I was also a governor at my children’s school for four years which has given me a good understanding of local community issues. For the past five years I have been working in a local pharmacy. I am standing because I want Sutton Coldfield to be a better place to live, for us and future generations.

Cllr Anne Underwood (Sutton Four Oaks Ward)

Anne has been a councillor for Sutton Four Oaks Ward for 29 years. She has served the community not just as a councillor but as a govenor of Wilson Stuart School and Sports College and Chairman of North Birmingham Primary Care Trust.Anne is currently Chairman of the Council's Sutton Coldfield Constituency, ensuring council money is spent in Sutton Coldfield where it needs to be. In her spare time she is a keen golfer and captains the Boldmere Ladies' Golf Club.

Cllr Charlotte Hodivala - Trinity

Charlotte Hodivala grew up in Sutton and spent the last nine years living in Trinity Ward and has two children attending a local state primary school. She is a sales manager for a major healthcare manufacturer . ‘‘I am standing for Town Council because I am Sutton through and through, having lived here nearly all my life.

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 Ewan Mackey - Trinity

Ewan Mackey is married with two children aged 9 and 15 and runs two successful businesses, supplying equipment to emergency services and DVD transfer business. He has lived on Lichfield Road for 18 years and represents this area on Birmingham City Council. ‘‘I am standing because I believe this Parish Council needs strong Conservative leadership to make it a success.