County Council candidate, Holt and Staverton

TrevorCarbin

Trevor grew up in Somerset and went to Durham and Leeds Universities. He became an archaeological excavator, working on sites across the UK and Europe and around the world. In 1991 in Leningrad he married Olga, a Russian journalist, and after a spell as a motorcycle despatch rider in Bristol he qualified as a driving instructor. They settled in West Wiltshire and raised three daughters. As well as running his own business Trevor was elected to the old District Council in 1995, and has served continuously as a councillor ever since, representing Holt and Staverton division of Wiltshire Council since 2009.

He’s also a board member of Wiltshire Rural Music, a driver for the Trowbridge Link Scheme, and an Independent Custody Visitor.

“My ambition for the next four years is to continue supporting the three Parish Councils, and to help them in their dealings with Wiltshire Council. Planning matters will be important across the three villages, especially in Staverton where proposals from the current administration would lead to a poorly planned development of 500 houses. It’s been good to work on and get funding for environmental enhancements, such as tree and bulb planting and the ‘butterfly garden’ – whilst these are small in scale they improve the quality of life for residents. I’ll also continue running the regular village clean-ups and litterpicks.

“Another important part of the role is helping individuals with various problems, and I’ll use my experience as a councillor to keep doing that effectively. When Covid allows I’ll restart my monthly surgeries in Holt, and open a similar service in Atworth.

“I’m also keen to keep improving road safety in our villages wherever possible. Previous campaigns have included helping to get the zebra crossings in Staverton and Holt, and more recently organising the Staverton speedwatch team.

The lockdowns have shown the importance of improving facilities for walking and cycling in and around our villages, so I’ll keep working on getting the proposed Holt to Staverton link.”

For more see the website, or ‘Cllr Trevor Carbin in Atworth, Holt, Staverton’ on Facebook.