As co-chairman of Save Slad and Uplands from Development, Simon was active in the campaign against proposed housing at Wades Farm in the Slad Valley.
Now Simon has been co-opted to represent Uplands ward on the town council.
“I’ve come to appreciate the importance of the work of town council to the quality of life in our community and I shall be proud to contribute to that work,” said Simon who works as a risk manager for Ecclesiastical.
“I’m known for leading the campaign to save Wades Farm in the Slad Valley from development and I will bring knowledge and experience of the planning system to the council at a time when the Stroud Valleys are under a greater threat than ever before from developers.
“I hope to help the town council play its part in upholding the wishes of the community in protecting our precious countryside from inappropriate development.
“But it’s not just about objecting to bad plans, it’s about identifying opportunities to enrich the local community through appropriate use of open spaces and the built environment in our unique heritage town.”