Cllr Andy Roberts
I have lived in the centre of Bourton since 1989 with my wife Sue and our son James who went to the local primary school.
Throughout my adult life, my career has been in aviation. Initially as an RAF apprentice engineer and then as a pilot flying Hercules transport aircraft from RAF Lyneham. After leaving the RAF in 1995, I became a commercial pilot for an airline at Birmingham and then from 2004, a corporate jet pilot operating from Oxford and Luton. I retired in 2022.
I am a past Chairman of North Cotswold Round Table and served as a member of Bourton Parish Council between 2000 and 2004 when I was briefly Vice Chairman. Unfortunately, a job change and increased work commitments meant that I had to resign. However, that experience gave me a good understanding of the role of a Councillor and some of the difficulties involved and the need for consensus in conducting business and implementing change when required.
I was co-opted back on to the Council in October 2020, and was elected as Vice Chairman in May 2022 and Chairman in May 2023. I am currently sitting on the Highways and the Village Environment Committees, and chairing Finance and Governance, Staffing, and the George Moore Community Centre (GMCC) Committees.
My hobbies and interests include: walking our local footpaths, cycling, local history, DIY, collecting contemporary art and canal-boating.
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