Arthur Neil has over 30 years' experience in local government as a Town Councillor and a Borough Councillor. He also worked full time in the voluntary and community sector for 32 years helping to develop services like Dial a Ride, free summer playschemes, older peoples' services, a Women's Refuge and a family support service based in schools.
"I've enjoyed the challenges I've faced since working for Sandymoor. The Council are keen to make a mark and I'm very keen to help them do so."
"I have lived in Sandymoor since 2005 and have watched the area grow and develop over those years. I have also had a family in that time so my perspective of the area and what facilities are important to me has also changed. I worked for many years as an analytical chemist in the pharmaceutical industry before I left to raise my family and now I have joined the parish council as the responsible financial officer and digital officer. I am excited to help the parish council improve their digital communications so the work of the council on behalf of the residents is more open and transparent. The council have some great ideas on how to improve the area and facilities for all age groups that live here, and I am excited to help facilitate this in my role."