Philip Atkins

Ward/Division

Uttoxeter Rural (County)

Biography

Philip continues to work the family farm between the Rivers Dove and Churnet at Rocester, which includes the site of the Roman Fort and Norman Abbey. He has been an active farmer all his life. Philip has represented the Uttoxeter Rural Division, which is made up of the East Staffordshire Borough Council Wards of Weaver, Churnet, Crown, Abbey and Bagots, since 1987 and has been Leader since 2009. Philip is also an ESBC Alderman.

Education

Philip was educated at Denstone College, which he left in 1967 to work the family business

Career outside politics

Over the years Philip has led a successful business in agriculture and been Chairman of the local National Farmers Union Branch. He has also been a Governor at Burton College and both Middle and First schools and currently a Governor at South Staffordshire College and a Rocester Parish Councillor

Family / Where you Live

Contact details

Tel: 01889 590230
Mob: 07800 886017
Email: philip.atkins@staffordshire.gov.uk

Web & Social media

Website
Twitter
Facebook
Linked In

Political career

Philip has represented the Uttoxeter Rural Division, which is made up of the East Staffordshire Borough Council Wards of Weaver, Churnet, Crown, Abbey and Bagots, since 1987. He has served on ESBC from 2003 – 20011, Cabinet Member for Health and Leisure and Regeneration, on Staffordshire Fire and Rescue and Staffordshire Police Authority. He has been Chairman of West Midlands Councils from 2009 - 2013 and a Local Government Association and County Council Network Executive member. He is currently Leader of Staffordshire County Council from 2009.

Hobbies / Fun Fact

Photography, history, the countryside, music and his family

Achievements

Philip has been Group Leader at SCC since 2004 and led an effective opposition prior to the land slide Conservative victory of 2009. Since then he has turned the county council round in one of the most difficult economic times to deliver both investment and innovative services while delivering at the same time the lowest county council tax nationally. £113m City Deal with Government and Stoke, £250m Waste to Resource Plant, investment of £50m in our roads, largest Integrated Community Trust, new ways of working such as Education Support through Entrust, attracting JLR to i54 with the first local authority built motorway junction, low unemployment at 1.7%, but there is still more to do.
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