Candidate name: Mark Watkin
Contact information: [email protected]| 07808 160704
Mark has been serving the residents of Nascot Park division for 13 years since 2008.
He has worked closely with the four principal resident associations who serve the community so well in the introduction of 20mph areas, fighting bad development, achieving the improvement of the local parks including both Goodwood Rec and Orchard Park, fighting the growing impact of anti-social behaviour, through the introduction of appropriate parking schemes managing the inevitable tension between parents and residents and rolling up his sleeves at the amazing Courtlands Fun Day.
In the wider world of Watford he is a governor of the amazing Chessbrook Education Support Centre which transforms the lives of so many of its pupils and is a member of the Church Council at St. Michael and All Angels in Mildred Avenue. Recognising the needs of so many people struggling during the current pandemic, he has joined the band of volunteers of the One Vision charity delivering bags of food and superb vegetarian meals to those in greatest need, a sad indictment of the inequalities of our society. There is little value in working for your community if you fail to communicate with them and listen to what they have to say which is why he and his Lib Dem colleagues produce their regular e-newsletters, Focus leaflets and street letters and welcome the case work that they receive.
The Lib Dem values that mean the most to Mark are...
Mark joined the Liberals because, out of all the major parties, it focused on meeting the needs and the views of the communities it serves. This has never changed. Since then the Liberal Democrats have become the most outward looking of all the parties and has the most progressive approach to the green issues challenging our future.
Mark enjoys living in Nascot Park because...
Nascot Park is incredibly diverse both in its physical make up and in the ethnic and cultural mix of its community. In so many ways it represents the emerging self-confident Watford with its excellent local centres, superb schools and amazing parks. It is rich in history based around the old Cassiobury estate and yet has some of the newest communities in the Borough.
For a bit of fun, when asked about his favourite food Mark said...
Roast leg of lamb with all the trimmings! Rarely enjoyed as I am married to a vegetarian.