Written Submissions

Here are the written submissions from the four Bournville residents who have put their names forward to be considered for the role of Estate Management Scheme Committee representative.
A vote by secret ballot will take place at Dame Elizabeth Hall. Firbank Close at the Boumville Village Council's Annual Public Meeting on Sunday 21st January 2018 from 3pm-5pm.

1. William Rice:

My name is William (Bill) Rice. I am 69 years old and have lived in Bournville for the last 45 years. I am married to Pauline and have 3 children. For 40 years I worked for the West Midlands Ambulance service and retired in 2009. Since moving to Bournville I have played a very active role within the community. For 33 years I was a member of the Bournville Village Council, 23 years of which I was Chairman. I retired from the Council in 2016. I am currently on the Tenant services strategic panel and the lead member of Neighbourhood Watch for my road. I feel that I still have a lot to offer the community with my experience and feel the most effective way would be as the EMSC resident representative.

2. Alan Drabble:

I am a semi-retired electrical engineer and have been a Bournville resident for over 40 years. In my job I have had to navigate the fine line between all involved parties from Principal and Client to sub-Contractors plus landowners As an active member of the Bournville Society (current vice- Chairman) I am committed to the preservation of the Bournville estate. I assist a charity as a PAT tester half a day a week and am an active member of Bournville Gentle Cycling which is now in its 4 th year. The responsible control and management of the Estate is a primary factor in making Bournville such a desirable community. I welcome an opportunity to contribute to its continuing success.

3. Anne Brookes:

I have lived in Bournville with my husband for 32 years. I am a keen gardener and have won prizes for my garden locally. Recently I worked for 3 years as a planning ecologist at Warwickshire County Council, commenting on the ecological impact of planning applications and advising on appropriate measures to preserve and enhance biodiversity. I volunteer with the Wildlife Trust propagating native flowers which have been planted in many green spaces in Birmingham. My experience will be of value to BVT when considering planning applications and will help preserve the wonderful habitats and gardens we have in Bournville.

4. Laurence Davies:

My grandparents moved into their new BVT home in 1905. My parents’ house was in Selly Oak road where I was born, and my house is in Beech road for the last 50 years. My father was on the committee with the founders of Bournville Village Council for many years. I worked at “Holdings” building houses along Mulberry road. So, you can see my family and I have always had Bournville village at heart. My building experience would be an advantage on planning matters and my management skills and working with the general public will help on other relating matters.

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