Cllr Michael Powell
I moved to Welton from Paphos in Cyprus in July 2011.
Most of my working life has involved driving, from motor cycles to cars, heavy goods vehicles, coaches and buses. This was followed by several years as a Driving Instructor with my own driving school and latterly as a Driving Examiner, taking tests on all these vehicles, before becoming a Senior Driving Examiner managing a test centre. I also gave lectures in senior schools on road safety and learning to drive, and conducted tractor tests. I retired in 2002 and moved to Cyprus where we lived for nine years.
I am married to Liz, a retired nurse and have a son and daughter and three grandchildren. We have travelled extensively in Greece, the Canaries, the Dominican Republic, Spain, Austria and Cyprus.
I am still keen on driving and driving standards, road safety, the condition of the highways and the environment. My interests are keeping fit at a local gym, DIY at home and for friends, gardening and travelling in the UK as often as possible. I am a member of St Mary’s Parochial Church Council, as is my wife and we attend church regularly where I am licenced to help with the Communion and take this Sacrement to the homes of the sick.
I have been a Parish Councillor since July 2013 and am Chairman of the Planning & Development Committee and a member of the Amenities & Services and Governance & Finance Committees. I am also the Village Tree Warden.