Councillor Mike Gittus

mike gittusBorn 7 April 1954 in Redditch, I now live at the Old Barn, Walcote, with my beautiful wife Di. My early years were spent in Station Road, Studley, where two special sisters, Sara and Mary, quickly joined me. Sara lives in Rome and Mary lives just down the road in Oversley. In the early 60s our family moved to Lancashire, where my father started work for the Atomic Energy Authority. I opted for a career in the Lancashire Constabulary, where I specialised in Road Traffic Policing. During this time I was married and presented with a beautiful daughter Claire, who now lives with my two grandchildren in Salford Priors. Since retiring I returned to my roots here in Alcester, where my father was born, and where my parents Ann and John had already returned a few years earlier. In the last few years Di and I converted a small barn in Walcote and formed a small but successful building and renovating company.

I am proud to be an active member of Alcester Town Council and currently I am a member of the Strategic Planning Committee.

I had the pleasure of becoming a Warwickshire County Councillor, representing the County District of Alcester, in 2009. I subsequently honoured my election promise by retiring from my business and becoming Alcester’s full-time representative. I followed this success by being elected by the residents of Kinwarton to represent them as their District Councillor in 2010.

I have worked on the Alcester Town Council’s projects regarding Flooding and to compliment this I also represent Warwickshire County as their Regional Flood Defence representative.

In any spare time I am a Magistrate, and a School Governor at two local schools. I am also a member of several other local charitable organisations. My main hobby is talking and listening to people. I have spent my entire life working in the community, and I still find people interaction very interesting. For the future I would like to live long and healthy, thus continuing my ability to serve the people of Alcester.

Contact Mike on: 01789 488027