New Mayor for North Warwickshire
Published on Thursday, 18th May 2017
Councillor Terry Waters voted in unanimously as new Mayor
Welcome to the new Mayor of North Warwickshire
Terry was born and grew up in Curdworth and was educated at Coleshill Grammar School. He was an active member in the village as
Councillor Terry Waters, Mayor 2017-18
secretary of the youth club and tennis club, a member of the church choir and at the age of twenty two was elected to the Curdworth Parish Council. Moving to Nether Whitacre in 1965, he became involved again with the community and was elected as Church Warden and a trustee of local charities, as well as for some time serving as a Parish Councillor.
He is Chairman of his family business of nationwide commercial French Polishing contractors, operating from offices in Hurley and is proud to say that “we are a family business and a business of families”, as there are a number of fathers and sons and husbands and wives working here. Their work ranges from domestic furniture to the restoration of Windsor Castle and Royal Lodge, the home of the Duke of York, who visited their offices in Hurley to unveil the plaque of their Investors in People Award.
Politically, Terry, whilst being an ardent supporter of the Conservative basic philosophy, has great respect for his colleagues of a differing opinion. He ran the fighting fund for (Lord) Francis Maude’s re-election and was for ten years Chairman of the North Warwickshire Business Bureau, where cabinet ministers were invited quarterly to lunch meetings at venues in the Borough, to listen to, address, and have direct contact with local business leaders.
He was appointed to the Warwickshire Commission as a Justice of the Peace on the Atherstone and Coleshill Bench in 1974, serving for twenty seven years, finally, as Chairman of the Bench for four years.
He met Elizabeth, his wife, in 1959 and they celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 2013. Elizabeth worked in the bacteriological laboratory in Birmingham Hospitals and, after a career change, went into primary teaching, retiring as Head of Weddington Middle School. She too is much involved in community activities. Adam is their son, who now runs the family business. He is married to Hayley, they have a daughter, Megan, who is studying Psychology at Liverpool University. Terry and Elizabeth’s daughter Alison is married to Ian. They have two children, Freddie, who is studying Music Technology at the University of Brighton and Libby, who shows a keen interest in marketing. Alison was instrumental in arranging Prince Andrew’s visit to the company.
Terry’s interests are his home, vegetable gardening, theatre, both classical and jazz music and a keen appreciation of cathedral architecture, music and liturgy, especially Lichfield, where Elizabeth is a Guide and a Welcomer.
Terry wants to see North Warwickshire continue to expand and develop sensitively to maintain its rural character.
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