Welcome to our new Councillors, Leigh McGarry and Nick Banyard.
Leigh is a married father of two and has lived in the area for around 18 months. He is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer and works for a technical consultancy based in Edgbaston. He previously spent 16 years as an Aeronautical Engineer with the Royal Navy and a private cargo airline. A keen runner with his Border Collie Alex and dinghy sailor, he hopes to find time amongst spending time with his family, working and councillor duties to get out on the water at Barnt Green Sailing Club.
Nick and his wife and I have lived in Cofton Hackett since 1986. They have been very happy there and are always grateful to live in such beautiful surroundings. They have two grown up children who now have homes of their own, and now share their house with their Cockapoo, Missy. Walks on Cofton Park and The Stocken are a twice daily occurrence and consequently they have met many fellow dog owners who live locally. In terms of his work life, following a long corporate career in Sales Leadership, Nick now runs his own Sales and Sales Management Training business. He holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Personal and Business Coaching and is also currently training to become a Civil Celebrant. Nick enjoys walking, clay pigeon shooting and eating out (when allowed!). He is looking forward to contributing to our valuable community and working with his fellow Parish Councillors.