Mile End

 

Cllr. Phil Coleman

 

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Phil joined the team in 2015 and he has been active helping to resolve various issues in our area. Phil is a former professional footballer having played at Colchester United, Millwall and Wivenhoe Town. He has been a teacher for the last 20 years becoming Head of Sport at a local secondary school. Phil lives in Mile End Road and is well known locally.

Phil has been very vocal in raising issues about the imposed Cycle Lane on Mile End Road and has enjoyed helping local Mile End residents resolve local issues. 
 
Phil has also used his educational expertise to help advise on improvements for schools in Mile End and spoken out for more school places for Mile End people. He has also been involved in using his sporting expertise by sharing it with the consultants of the Northern Gateway so they can learn from a sports professional.

 

Cllr. Martin Goss

 

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Martin was born in 1974 and have lived in Colchester since I was 4. Originally born in Waltham Forest, I moved to Loughton and then to Colchester. I have been educated locally and continued my education through to Masters Degree Level whilst working full-time. I work in Financial Services as a Senior Project Manager.


Martin became involved with the community in 2006 when he helped to set-up a Residents’ Association on the Northern Approaches development. He joined Myland Community Council in 2007 and was successfully elected to Colchester Borough Council in 2008 where he has dealt with a gamut of casework for Mile End residents and served on a number of key committees. He was successfully re-elected in 2012 with 64% of the vote.                                                                                                                     He has helped to set-up numerous Neighborhood Watch schemes to help keep us better protected in Mile End whilst also working closely with the local police. He has consistently spoken out against developments in Mile End and won some concessions working with local residents. He is also Mile End’s Broadband champion and has been fighting to get Fibre broadband for all residents.

 

Cllr. Dominic Graham

 

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Originally from the North East, Dominic studied law at the University of Central Lancashire. After qualifying as a solicitor he worked in London before moving to Colchester. Dominic currently works for a law firm based in North Essex, specialising in medical negligence.

Dominic has represented Mile End on Colchester Borough Council since 2014.  

Having commuted from Colchester to London for more than two years, Dominic is painfully aware of the regular difficulties facing a huge number of railway passengers week in, week out.   Dominic has asked government for a Recall Clause to be introduced to the new railway franchises, which would allow the government to cancel a poorly performing franchise, and has more recently campaigned for flexible season tickets so that train fares are more affordable for part-time workers or those working less than 5 days per week. 

Dominic fully supports, and has been part of, cross-party efforts to improve the A120 between Colchester and Braintree. Dualling the A120 is essential to unlocking the potential of Colchester & the rest of North Essex. 

Dominic is passionate about the environment and is especially proud of Colchester Borough Councils  record on reducing carbon emissions and also waste minimisation - Colchester sends the least amount of black bag waste to landfill compared to the rest of Essex.