Great Linford 

Cllr Marc Whelan  

Chair Marc Whelan
Parish Councillor Biography 
 
When did you become a Councillor? September 2018 
 
Areas of Special interest and expertise 
 
My chosen occupation of the last 20 years is the Commercial Property Market. I deal with all manners of Leasehold and Freehold purchases for retailers and end users. My expertise is in this area which crosses over and has some relevance to Planning and the Local Plan for MKC and the Parish Council. I also am quite happy to roll the shirt sleeves up and get involved in the local community, if that is litter picking or pond clearing then so be it… I enjoy meeting people and collaborating to help the Community I live in… 
 
What inspired you to become a Councillor? 
 
It’s not Political, it’s about Localism. I love the place where I live and want everyone to feel the same and I wanted to help or be involved for as long as I can. I’m inspired by people that care about others either less fortunate or who can benefit by me, as a Councillor and local resident helping the Community and people either on short term projects or longer-term initiatives is very appealing. I want to inspire others to join GLPC (or other Parish Councils) and help make a difference to where YOU live. Too many people seem too busy and think issues that crop up where they live are for someone else to deal with, not necessarily so. Get involved. Make a difference. 

Cllr Charles Omole  

Chair Marc Whelan
Parish Councillor Biography 
 
When did you become a Councillor? January 2014 
 
Areas of Special interest and expertise 
 
Law, community development, sustainable development, planning, citizens advice 
 
What inspired you to become a Councillor? 
 
A desire to contribute to development of my community and promote Great Linford Communities. 
 
December 2019 

Cllr Ian Foskett  

Chair Marc Whelan
Parish Councillor Biography 
 
When did you become a Councillor? 2008 
 
Areas of expertise 
 
My career started in general engineering then focused on computer electronics, followed by a number of management rolls all within IT. Marketing management and product management was for many years where most of my expertise was gained. This involved a lot of International travel creating the need to understand other countries different cultures. Note – Different isn’t wrong it’s just different. 
 
The skills I developed that where most useful as a Parish councillor include - risk management – understanding the through life cost/benefit of programmes/projects – importance of people’s cultures. 
 
Areas of special interest 
 
Supporting our local communities, helping people improve their lives. 
Health and education are areas I wish to focus on. 
Supporting local: sports groups - training programmes – community events 
Ensure Parish stays focused on “serving our community” 
 
What inspired you to become a Councillor? 
 
I wanted to connect with our local community and help improve local programmes and facilities to benefit our residents. 

Cllr Jane Mackenzie  

Chair Marc Whelan
Parish Councillor Biography 
 
When did you become a Councillor? February 2021 
 

Attendance 

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