Ed­ward Tim­mins

Bray People - - LOCAL ELECTIONS -

ED­WARD Tim­mins was born and raised in Balt­in­glass. He works as a Fi­nance Di­rec­tor for a man­u­fac­tur­ing com­pany in Bless­ing­ton. This com­pany em­ploys be­tween one hun­dred and one hun­dred and fifty people and is one of the largest em­ploy­ers in West and South-West Wick­low. This role gives him an in­sight into the is­sues fac­ing businesses and em­ploy­ees in County Wick­low.

Mar­ried with a young daugh­ter he lives in Grange Con and is a son of the late God­frey Tim­mins. He is a qual­i­fied Char­tered Ac­coun­tant and an En­gi­neer­ing Grad­u­ate of Trin­ity Col­lege Dublin. Hav­ing worked and stud­ied in France, Switzer­land and Ger­many for a num­ber of years he is pro­fi­cient in French and Ger­man. He at­tended sec­ondary school in Balt­in­glass. He was elected to Wick­low County Coun­cil in 2004.

He is a mem­ber of the Plan­ning Pol­icy Com­mit­tee and the Au­dit Com­mit­tee of Wick­low County Coun­cil. He is also a mem­ber of the Wick­low-Kil­dare VEC and the Chair­man of the Wick­low-Kil­dare VEC Au­dit com­mit­tee.

His main ar­eas of con­cern are re­duc­ing the Coun­cils waste of pub­lic money and im­prov­ing ef­fi­cien­cies, in­creas­ing em­ploy­ment in West and South West Wick­low, and ru­ral plan­ning.

“Proper use of pub­lic money will al­low fund­ing to be spent where it is needed, for ex­am­ple on the ru­ral roads. I also want to see the new Coun­cil District of West and South West Wick­low have more power and in­de­pen­dence. I am con­fi­dent that this will be achieved. I also wish to see a greater pres­ence of Wick­low County Coun­cil in West and South West Wick­low.

Re­cent projects which have im­proved this area of Wick­low in­clude the Dunlavin Sewage Scheme, the im­prove­ment of the street sur­face in Bless­ing­ton and Balt­in­glass, the flood re­lief works in the Slaney, the Russ­bor­ough Walk, the ex­ten­sion of Balt­in­glass hospi­tal, and the de­vel­op­ment of play­grounds in Dunlavin and Grange Con. Other new projects are also in the pipe­line. I op­pose the cur­rent Py­lon project of which Wick­low is one of the pos­si­ble routes and have taken ac­tion at Coun­cil level to pre­vent this.

I am avail­able to help you in any way pos­si­ble and would ap­pre­ci­ate your sup­port in the up­com­ing lo­cal elec­tions.’’ Tel. 087 2357914.

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