Simon and his family moved to Stratton in the Summer of 2014 after really spreading his wings and moving out of Dorchester for the first time in his life aged 43!, although his family did hail from Stratton and another West Dorset village Rampisham up until the 1970s.
A committed father of two children and two labradors with his wife Mandy who teaches at Charminster Primary School is a keen sportsman who is passionate about sport and in particular Cricket, Rugby and Table Tennis and other interests include gardening along with being a keen Bath Rugby Fan and Real Ale enthusiast who assured his wife The Saxon had nothing to do whatsoever as to why he was so keen to move to the village!!
Simon is also a qualified coach who runs the Junior Section of Dorchester Cricket Club having been on the committee for over 25 years and accessed several grants to improve facilities which hopefully with this experience can secure some funding for the village.
Along with being employed in the Prison Service at HMP Dorchester and HMP The Verne for the past 24 years he is also a committed trade union representative and regularly lobby's MP's to improve working conditions for staff and to improve public services. I would dearly love to see the return of the bus services to rural villages when the country's finances recover after the pandemic to give a lifeline to those who need it and will be hopefully planting a seed and writing to our local MP to try and fight our cause for this to return at some point.
Please get in touch and if I can help with anything to assist the village . I will certainly try my best!
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