Cllr Simon Oates (Goscote Ward)
Parish Council Representative for Birstall & Wanlip Neighbourhood Watch
I have lived in Birstall for a large part of my life and have seen the village change over the years.
I often read the Birstall Parish Council meeting minutes and the notes that are published in the Birstall Post and have always volunteered my help within committees that need it.
I am currently a member of the Birstall United Juniors Football Club and have seen the club progress positively over the last few years.
My current activities include developing the Soccer School for youngsters aged four to seven year olds and creating an inclusive team that will help those children with a learning, sensory or physical disability to enjoy sporting activities and being part of a team.
I submitted my application to be co-opted onto the Parish Council to volunteer my time and help, I am certain I can bring value to the team and I am keen to support more experienced Councillors on projects that they may need some assistance with, I can make myself available for weekend or evening projects due having a supportive family that are also keen to improve the area we all live in.
In May 2019 I was appointed as the Parish Council's representative for the Birstall & Wanlip Neighbourhood Watch Scheme.