COUNCILLOR SID ABBOTT
It is a great pleasure to be appointed to the historic office of Town Mayor of Dunstable of which I am truly honoured and privileged to accept. I am also pleased my wife Heather will be supporting me as Mayoress.
I first came to Dunstable to visit my Granny as a child. I then moved with my parents to Luton and then to Dunstable in 1973 where I met Heather who I married and have two daughters Katrina and Tracy who were born and attended school in Dunstable. My working career has mainly been in engineering, health & safety and environmental management.
I am now actively retired and my main pursuits are as a Councillor, a volunteer for the Alzheimer’s Society, English Heritage at Wrest Park, Silsoe and Incredible Edible a community garden based in Katherine Drive who grow nutritious produce, free, for the local residents.
Dunstable is an evolving town with ongoing improvements, one being air quality with reduced nitrous oxide levels since the lorry restriction through the town centre on the opening of the new M1 – A5 link road and Woodside connections. Now only goods vehicles delivering to the local area can pass through. We are also a growing town with a population coming up to 40,000, with a diversity of cultures and nationalities, which will enhance the town going forward.
In my mayoral year, I will be holding several events for my chosen charities, which are the Alzheimer’s Society, Autism Bedfordshire, Signposts and Minds2gether.
As Mayor, I will be happy to attend any local organisation, group, church or school that has an event or function, if you would like me to attend please contact Michele Markus at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning 01582 891404.
For more details about any of my upcoming charity events or to purchase tickets, please see below.