Bourton-on-the-Water Parish Council
Cllr Jim Cowen
I first moved to the area in 1977 with the army to IMJIN barracks Rissington. I met and married a local girl, Sue, in 1982 and we moved to Germany for a few years. When we left the Army we moved back to Bourton with our first son, Chris, and we have lived here since. Our second son was born here in 1988.
Both sons attended local schools and then went on to university and have both since left home to pursue careers, one living locally and the other in Reigate. We are also very proud grandparents to Joshua.
I have worked at the Fire Service College for 10 years as team leader of the workshops, and my wife works for a bank in Stow.
I ran Cubs and Scouts for 8 years and I still help to teach young kids and adults to canoe.
I am Playing Fields' Portfolio Holder, reporting at the Open Spaces Committee on a monthly basis, and I also sit on the Planning committee.