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Cllr Mark Binns


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With my experiece in business and event management, I hope to bring my problem solving and critical thinking skills to the team.

Here in the Parish I have built an aquaponic system as a sustainable agriculture project.

I am also the organiser of the TEDxReading event, which brings together some of the greatest 'ideas worth spreading' and promotes them globally.

In my working career, I was a Management Consultant focussing on IT strategy and business change, predominantly in the Public Sector. Locally, I undertook work for the Atomic Weapons Establishment and the national police training organisation, of which Bramshill Police Training College (a Grade 1 listed building) was a part prior to its closure and sale to a private company.

Located in Berkshire and part of the borough of Wokingham, the parish of Swallowfield consists of the villages and settlements of Swallowfield, Riseley, Farley Hill and Stanford End. Swallowfield Parish Council has nine councillors.

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The Parish of Swallowfield is home to around 2,200 residents and is a welcoming and friendly place to live or work.