James has been a resident of Reigate since he was born, and is passionate about the town and surrounding area. Living in Hitchings Way (in the South Park and Woodhatch Ward) with his partner Katy, James has also worked in the Borough for the last 9 years, and has unmatched local knowledge and experience.
James is currently a volunteer leader at a scout group in Meadvale, and has been actively involved in voluntary work and fundraising in the local community for some time. He participated in 2-day Redhill to Paris charity bike ride for the YMCA in 2013, raising funds for their projects including the Sovereign centre in South Park.
James can often be seen running or cycling locally to keep fit, and also enjoys cinema and watching sport - he is due to run his first marathon in 2016.