Cllr Carol Linton
Committee membership: All Committees as the Vice-Chairman of the Council is Ex Officio
Outside bodies membership: - Beeches Community Board (check link), Beeches Community Board - Infrastructure and Highways, Burnham Beeches Consultancy Group, Burnham Patient Participation Group, Burnham Youth Club
I moved to Burnham in 1973 because it offered access to jobs, affordable housing and nearness to the countryside. It is that balance of work and play that I believe is so important for Burnham village. For that reason, I am part of the team working on the Neighbourhood Development Plan which aims to provide a local framework which planners must adhere to.
My children still live locally. They were educated in local state schools, and both work in education. I am passionate about providing the support and facilities for all children to learn and achieve to the best of their ability. The provision of a new non-selective secondary school will require the active involvement of villagers. I am secretary and volunteer at Burnham Youth Club, partly to learn from the children about the challenges that they face now.
My working life (in Integrated Supply Chains and Finance) involved identifying issues, designing and agreeing improvements, and overcoming a natural reluctance to implement change. The improvements were often IT-related but the implementations were always down to human interactions. I was managing the whole suite of IT systems across Europe for a multinational company when I retired.
As a councillor, I intend to get involved in activities to improve the provision for less able villagers. It is only by listening that one can understand the issues that need to be overcome and what will work.