Roy Foskett

I have lived in Deanshanger for 36 years of my married life. All three of our children grew up in the village and attended both of our schools for all or part of their education. My early career was with Post Office Engineering, within which I moved into a training role at their technical college, then based at Bletchley Park. I went from the Post Office to OCR Examinations Board, part of Cambridge University, working in various roles on the quality of vocational qualifications and examinations in colleges, training centres and schools. I semi-retired from this role several years ago but still work occasional days as an inspector for OCR.

As well as playing my part as an elector and voting in both local and national elections I have also worked for South Northants District Council on several occasions as an elections clerk in Deanshanger, Wicken and Potterspury.

I have also, as a committed Christian, and member of Holy Trinity Church in Deanshanger, played an active role in the running of our Parish Church both as a Church Warden for a number of years and a member of the Parochial Church Council. I lead services of worship and speak on occasion at both Holy Trinity church, Deanshanger and St Guthlac's church, Passenham, our two churches in the church parish.

I see a need for residents to be involved in the running of our community and for some to take a more active role by stepping forward to serve others through the Parish Council. I offered myself for co-option to play my part.