Martin has lived in Taunton for 40 years. He has vast experience in education and business - as Vice Principal at Bridgwater College, before building companies in Training, Consultancy and Property Development, He has five children - the youngest currently studying A levels at Queens.
Martin will bring his energy, ideas and drive to promote Taunton town centre. He will explore National Funding opportunities to create high paid jobs and build a garden boulevard linking the railway station to the town, opening up the riverside for other amenities.
The Firepool site needs developing as a regional destination with an entertainment venue and sports complex and velladrome.
As County Town, Taunton needs vibrant and varied independent retail outlets to attract visitors.
Traffic is an issue everywhere but in Trull and the villages, we need to make the roads safe for pedestrians particularly children walking to school.