Petts Wood & Knoll

Ward Map. Click on the image for a larger version

Candidates

Charlotte Grievson

Charlotte moved to Petts Wood in 2015 and has been an active member of the Orpington Labour movement ever since. With young children, Charlotte has become immersed in the local community, developing a strong sense of what is needed for families, especially on issues such as early years education, childcare provision (a real problem in our area) and road safety. She is keen to see regeneration in Orpington that is in the service of the existing community, and as such opposes the Areli proposals for the redevelopment of the Walnuts, which would radically change the demographic of the area.

As a care leaver from the North of England, Charlotte has a practical approach to community problems inspired by a strong sense of social justice. She has a Master’s degree in Philosophy and a professional background in academic publishing, and also works with the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Fatherhood.

Charlotte is keen to work with Petts Wood and Knoll residents and businesses to maintain and protect the many special features of our area, whilst ensuring marginalised groups are properly considered and included in Bromley Council’s planning and thinking.

Read More »

Gareth Lloyd Wretham

Gareth has lived in St Paul’s Cray, Orpington his whole life and is extremely proud to call Orpington his home. Educated in local schools at both primary and secondary level along with gaining a GNVQ in Leisure and Tourism at Bromley College, Gareth cares passionately about education standards across the borough.

Having worked in a variety of jobs both locally and in central London, Gareth is most passionate when making a real difference to the lives of local people. In 2011 while working for an energy comparison website he committed himself to doing everything he could to help end fuel poverty across Britain. Working with charities, housing associations, residents groups and academic institutions Gareth would travel the country to offer expert energy advice to help those most struggling with their energy bills. His passion towards helping those on low income meant that he has spoken on both BBC TV and radio on the issue.

Witnessing the cuts to public services across Orpington by the Tories, Gareth felt compelled to stand as the Labour candidate for Petts Wood and Knoll ward to provide local residents with a more positive alternative. Tory cuts don’t have to happen, with your support for
Labour in Petts Wood and Knoll, together we can stop it.

Read More »

John Pead

John Pead grew up in Petts Wood and lives in Petts Wood now. He is a Maths and Science teacher, and since 2001 has worked at Orpington and Bromley Colleges, mainly an Access lecturer, preparing adults returning to education for university entrance.

He is active in the campaign against Areli’s current outsized proposals for the Walnuts, but is in favour of sensible redevelopment.

John is involved with a number of local music groups.

Read More »