Cllr Chris Turley

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Please see this attachment for Cllr C Turley's monthly surgery details and other events. 

Profile

I settled in Hollinswood, Telford with my late wife and family in March 1990 prior to completing 22 years in the Army finally retiring in January 1994.  After retiring from the Army I went to work at the Royal Air Force Museum at Cosford, formally the Aerospace Museum, retiring in April 2010 as the Operations Manager.

In the mid-nineties I became a Councillor for Hollinswood and Randlay Parish Council.  In 2005 I became a Councillor for Stirchley and Brookside Parish Council and in 2013 I also became a Councillor for Great Dawley Town Council and remain on these councils today, serving on various committees.

In 2011 I was selected and elected to serve on Telford and Wrekin Council representing The Nedge Ward encompassing Hollinswood, Randlay and part of Stirchley including Holmer Lake and again in 2015 and 2019.  During this time I have served on various committees and outside bodies.  Since the election in 2019 I now serve on the following committees and outside bodies.

Committees:

Chair of the Armed Forces Military Covenant for Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin

Chair Scrutiny Committee – Communities, Equalities and Accessibility

Vice Chair Licensing Committee

Scrutiny Management Board

Planning Committee

Outside Bodies:

Association of Councillors – English Region Branch

Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Granville Country Park (Local Nature Reserve) Management Committee

Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site Steering Group

Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust

Severn Gorge Countryside Trust

Telford Park Academy Joint / Community Use Management Committee


As to my remit as a Councillor I hold weekly surgeries within The Nedge Ward, along with ‘In Your Street’ surgeries and undertake Ward walks with my fellow Nedge Ward Councillors, Vanessa Holt and Nathan England.

Finally, I do not consider myself as a ‘politician’ but as a ‘representative’ for all residents with The Nedge Ward and the Malinslee Ward of Great Dawley Town Council.

Although not a councillor role I am the Chair of The Friends of Hollinswood and Randlay Valley.