Background: HNC (Higher National Certificate) in Mechanical Engineering. Retired at the end of 2016 after a career spent working as a Designer/Draughtsman and an Offshore Engineering Recruitment Consultant. Married with three adult children and five grandchildren. Moved to Hoveton from Northumberland in December 2013. In his spare time, Alan enjoys reading, DIY, gardening, watching football, and playing ukulele with Broadland Ukulele Group.
What is the best thing about being a Parish Councillor?
“This is my first involvement with any Parish Council, but I look forward to assisting my fellow councillors in helping the community. I spoke to a councillor friend from another parish, who urged me to put myself forward because he knew I would enjoy the challenge and enjoy making positive, progressive changes to my local community.”
What do you like most about living in Hoveton?
“Everything I need, from shops to health care, is on my doorstep, plus I can be in Norwich (The Big City) or Sea Palling (The Seaside) within about 20 minutes. I also seem to discover another quaint village every time I venture out into the countryside.”
What’s the most challenging aspect of being a Parish Councillor?
“Initially I feel this will be making sure that the Brook Park public open space is finished to the standard that everyone who lives there expected when they first moved in. I will also assist my fellow councillors to ensure Hoveton Village Hall continues to be available to everyone in the village and provides something for all ages.”