Jonathan was born and brought up in a village on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, which in those days still had two working wool mills complete with wooden clog-shod workers!
In 1960 he had my first taste of Shropshire when at the age of 13 he was packed off to Wellington, where he enjoyed 5 happy years at Wrekin College, before going on to qualify in 1971 as a chartered accountant, the same year he married Helen. They moved back to Shropshire in 1980 buying a house at Marton, before moving into their current home in Baschurch in 1989. Their three daughters all went to Myddle Primary School and the Corbet School Baschurch and on to successful careers via university. For the last 25 years Jonathan has been building a business near Telford that now employs about 65 people. Two years ago, at normal retirement age he decided to reduce his working week to 3 days to make time to do other things and the business is now run successfully by a new partner.
Jonathan enjoys fly fishing, motorcycling and caravanning when time permits and has been very involved in developing UKIP North Shropshire, in which he has been involved many years as a founding member, past chairman, treasurer and regional treasurer. He also occasionally helps in the garden and allotment! The extra time has also allowed him more opportunity to become involved in his role as a parish councilor. Jonathan looks forward to serving the best interests of the village, which he describes as a really nice place to live with a good community spirit.
|Cllr Jonathan Carr|