A strong voice who will deliver results for our community.
My name is Liam Walker and on Friday 5th May after the election on the 4th May 2017 I was elected to be the County Councillor for the Hanborough and Minster Lovell Division at Oxfordshire County Council.
This division covers the following parishes: Crawley, Freeland, Hailey, Hanborough, Leafield, Minster Lovell, North Leigh and Ramsden.
I grew up in the village of Minster Lovell where I attended my first Parish Council Meeting at the young age of 17. Some may say this isn’t perhaps the normal behaviour of a 17 year old but I guess when it comes to my community I was pretty proud of the village I lived in.
Joining forces with other youngsters in the village we successfully worked with the Parish Council to get some BMX jumps built at the bottom of Ripley Avenue, helping to make sure the next generation weren’t bored or just hanging around on the streets.
I’m proud that 10 years later those BMX jumps are still there and still being used.
It was this engagement with the local community that I became interested in local politics and why I am proud to now be the County Councillor for the area I grew up in.
In 2013 I founded a social media networking group called Witney Hour. This initiative is all about connecting West Oxfordshire businesses using Twitter where we chat every Wednesday evening and also connect with customers. Years later this has grown into a well used local networking site and we often hold networking events in Witney so members can meet face to face.
In 2014 I set up the West Oxfordshire Armed Forces Day committee. I was surprised to see that in this district, where we have the largest UK military base, we didn’t do anything to celebrate the work of our Armed Forces. I therefore worked with local residents and the local council to turn Witney red, white and blue for Armed Forces Day. I’m pleased this has grown over the years and last we held the first ever Armed Forces Day Festival for West Oxfordshire at the Witney Rugby Football Club. Despite the weather the day was a great success and we are now planning a similar event for 2017 in Carterton.
Improving the community has always been important to me and this is something I continue to do in the villages across the division. Whether that be supporting our fantastic local organisations, holding community clean-up sessions or being a strong voice at Oxfordshire County Council.
Only by working together can we improve our community and ensure we have a brighter future for our area, West Oxfordshire and for Oxfordshire.
If you would like to raise an issue or concern with me please click 'Contact Liam' at the bottom of this page.
I look forward to hearing from or meeting you soon. Thank you.