Matt is standing for the first time to Thetford Town Council and Breckland Council.
Matt began his career in Cambridge working at Addenbrookes Hospital in the A&E department, working in both trauma and paediatrics as a Physicians Assistant providing emergency care and treatment to patients in a variety of traumatic and life threatening situations. Working under pressure and dealing with difficult issues have never been a problem for Matt. For many years healthcare was his main priority, offering support to patients in need and providing clinical training to student doctors to aid them with their ongoing studies.
Following his career in healthcare Matt moved from looking after patients to looking after staff members and employees with a change to Human Resources. Matt moved to Thetford in 2020 to live with his partner. He spends his free time volunteering at the community litter picks, assisting with many events hosted at the Charles Burrell Centre and walking along the various routes in Thetford Forest. Matt has a keen passion for the environment, often spending most Sundays at Warren Lodge or Barnham Common (often with a family member’s dog for company) and if elected would push for policies that do more to safeguard and protect the local environment.
Matt said “I really care about people. From a background in healthcare to my move into HR I really value the welfare of people above all. Physical, mental, emotional and workplace welfare really are my priority and I would make it my goal to ensure the residents in my ward feel they have a councillor who stands up for them and their best interests. I also believe in accountability and I feel by being on the town council I would want to hold all councillors to a high standard and code of conduct I believe they should be following in their workplace.”
Matt feels Thetford has great potential that should be delved into by supporting local amenities, focusing on the amazing asset that is the river, promoting the potential the forest has and having open and honest communication with residents to see what they want, or feel, Thetford needs. If you have an issue or question, you’d like to raise, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Matt.