Cllr. Phil Coleman
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
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. Most recently Martin has been the Cabinet lead on environment and waste services and a champion for much improved recycling. He was successfully re-elected in 2012 with 64% of the vote and since. 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. David King
David’s is a former Community Councillor and Colchester Chair of Governors. He lives in Mile End, with family nearby and loves the area. He served in the Senior Civil Service and wants to bring those skills and experiences to help others. With Martin Goss, Phil Coleman and Anne Turrell he has been helping the local Lib Dem team to ‘make a difference’, to respond to community needs as they arise and to lend a hand. His priorities include arguing for ban on non-recyclable plastics, zero tolerance on dog fouling, litter and anti-social behaviour and action on the issues that matter most to the people of Mile End. David is the Cabinet lead on business and resources, and has also taken the lead for the Council on tree planting across the borough, the Colchester Orbital and action to reduce non-recyclable plastics.