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Forest of Dean District Council

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Councillor for:

Newent Central



Council job:

Chairman Corporate Scrutiny, Licensing Committee and Budget working Group member. Member of Newent Town Council and Chairman of Newent TC Finance Committee


Self employed Electrician


Len Lawton

Hi everyone, last day what a week. Win or Lose its been a great experience, I have enjoyed it loads and I think I've learnt from it, your questions have been excellent. Today is the big day and I get a weekend truly OFF. What ever the outcome please stay in touch, [perhaps we should have a website like this for regular comments]. Anyway if anyone is going to the youth awards tonight at the Forest Theatre I'll be there so stop by and say Hi if you feel like it, if not no probs. Its been a pleasure thank you............PS no more of my rubbish jokes every day.

Favourite Thing: Everything about the the Forest of Dean, the space, the open sky specially at night, the trees and the people. I have lived in many places over the years and could again but I choose to live here.

Me and my council work

Always different , always interesting.

My Typical Day

I don’t do “Typical” Typical = Boring

What I'd do as "Youth Engagement Champion"

You tell me ! what do you want from “your” Youth Engagement Champion ?? Your representative’s voice can be used Locally and Nationally.

My Interview

How would you describe yourself in 3 words?

Glasses, Balding, New Beard

Who is your favourite singer or band?

The Who & Lindisfarne. Also saw “Manic Street Preachers at the Millenium recently, they were good.

What is the most fun thing you've done?

I had a day out on “Go Ape” in the forest, very tiring but brilliant fun.

If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!

Learn to fly [Aeroplanes that is], Loose weight and win the Lottery, mind you if I could have the third wish first I would be able to buy the first two.

What did you want to be after you left school?

An Airline Pilot.

Were you ever in trouble in at school?

According to my Mum I was never out of trouble.

What's the best thing you've done as a councillor?

Winning an election was a good start, every day brings new things and experiences, so i havnt decided yet, ask me when I stop being a Councillor.

Tell us a joke.

What do you get if you run over a Budgie with a Lawn mower ??>>>>>>> SHREDDED TWEET. Ok, so maybe you dont like that one, so try this for size: What did the lion say when he saw two hunters in a Land Rover ???…….OOh yummee, meals on wheels…