Colin Astley

Ann my wife, and I came to live in OX17 area approximately thirty years ago after taking up a post with the then Oxford Regional Health Authority. After our two daughters had built their own lives we decided to downsize and move to Adderbury which we did about five years ago. I am a retired Chartered Engineer who worked in the health sector and private consultancy, being involved from strategic planning level down to detail planning of health care facilities. I have served on and have been Chairman of national committees within the National Health Service and Professional bodies. My only involvement now with my past career is to occasionally act as assessor for a professional Institute on applicants applying for fellow membership in my sphere of activity.

My two daughters went to a small village primary school which gave them an excellent education and foundation for their successful professional careers. A large part of our life is involved in the care of our four small grandsons which brings with it, not only hard work, but great enjoyment.
We have since arriving in this area, known that we wanted to move to this village because it is not only visually beautiful but there are many and diverse activities within the village and a real sense of community spirit.

For me, maintaining the village identity of Adderbury is important, for which I think is the overwhelming view of the majority of its residents. The Localism Act and new National Planning Policy Framework are going to produce pressures and opportunities, which every resident will need to engage and get involved with. The Parish Council will need to act as facilitators in the process and I look forward to helping the village achieve its own vision of what they see as the future for Adderbury.

address: West Bank, Horn Hill Road, Adderbury, Banbury, OX17 3EU
telephone: 01295 812559
email: adderburycolin@aol.com