Doug lives on the Cloverfield estate and is hoping to represent Thetford Castle Ward on Thetford Town Council.
Doug said: “Since moving to Thetford in 2020 I have been delighted to call it my home. I have taken great joy in exploring the forest with my dog and discovering the town with my two young daughters. Thetford has all the ingredients to be one of the most special places in the UK to live, beautiful landscapes, natural scenery, a small market town with heritage, unique stories and culture down every street and in every ward.
However at this moment in time I think it is being underserved and not fulfilling its potential. I want to change that. I want to make Thetford an example for other small market towns to follow by building a thriving economy, ensuring local business is encouraged and supported, maximising value from our council budget and providing facilities and events for all to benefit.”
I want to help build a resilient local community with opportunities for all, from young families and children to people enjoying their well earned retirement, to enjoy the wonderful town we call home. I don’t think it will be easy, quite the opposite it will be hard work. Together though and with other Labour councillors working towards the same goal I believe we can help unlock Thetford’s potential.
I also want to be a voice for you, to do that I want to hear from you. Please do get in touch with me or pull me aside as you see me walking through the forest. I look forward to speaking to you and I hope to be able to represent you.”