Councillor Leigh Hunt
- Ward: Clifton, Newton and Churchover
- Party: Conservative
- Position: None
- c/o Rugby Borough Council
- Telephone: 01788 569398
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Councillor Leigh Hunt's term of office expires May 2021.
Councillor Leigh Hunt represents Clifton, Newton and Churchover Ward as a Conservative councillor. She is member of Communities and Resources Overview and Scrutiny Committee, Licensing and Safety Committee and Special Expenses Scheme Task Group..
Leigh moved to Clifton over 30 years ago and attended Clifton School. She is currently employed by Warwickshire County Council as a specialist business IT advisor and trainer.
In 1988, Leigh was elected as a member of Clifton Parish Council and during her time there she wrote Notes for the Parish Magazine and also the District Dairy in the Rugby Advertiser, which she continues to do.
Leigh is Chairman of the Clifton upon Dunsmore Parish Plan Steering Group. This project involves many people who have not had the opportunity to participate in village activities. This gives everybody the opportunity to give their views and know that they will be taken forward in forming an Action Plan to tackle the issues raised, in association with a wide range of agencies. The Action Plan is reviewed regularly.
Since being elected to Rugby Borough Council, Leigh has enjoyed visiting and learning more about the other villages in the Avon and Swift Ward. She also enjoys helping residents with the various concerns they have brought to her. She has been particularly struck by the differences, rather than the similarities, within communities only a few miles from one another.
Leigh says she would urge all villages to undertake a Parish Plan so that their residents can have a say in their own future. Also, so that they can have quantitative data and evidence on which to base any future funding bids for local projects. Leigh would be please to hear from anyone wanting to start a Parish Plan.
Leigh's particular interests are:
- Helping each village to retain its own special identity
- Ensuring that services to the rural areas are maintained and enhanced
- Preserving and improving the public transport system