Councillor Roger Harding as born in Chelmsford, Essex. In his youth he studied drama at Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He was a keen member of the Air Training Corps and completed the Nijmegen Marches. He worked at Essex County Council before moving to work in Traffic and Road Safety at Bristol for five years and then to Stratford District in 1988. He has lived in Bishopton since 2007.
Career HistoryRoger majored in town Planning and Transport Economics as part of his Applied Economics degree. He is also a qualified Civil Engineer. He started work in Accident Investigation and designed accident remedial schemes. He then moved through Traffic Management to Transport Planning and managed Traffic, Congestion and Accident Databases for Warwickshire County Council. He worked at Warwickshire County Council for 33 years.
Community InterestsHaving been a part-time professional actor for a couple of decades, Roger now spends more of his time doing murders, banquets, the odd bit of TV and film work - and playing Thomas Jenkins, Shakespeare's Latin teacher at the Shakespeare Schoolroom.
Leisure ActivitiesA keen singer, Roger has sung in many local choirs including St Michael's Singers, Coventry Cathedral Chamber Choir and Ensemble 1685. He was a singer and player in two Early Music groups; Lord Leycester's Consort and Musica in Maschera. Today he sings tenor in Amici, a chamber choir at Coventry Cathedral.
Roger is also a writer. He has had two plays performed at the Loft Theatre in Leamington Spa and others by professional touring companies. He was written and produce a number of road safety videos for Warwickshire County Council and Solihull Borough Council, one of which won a Prince Michael Award. He also wrote a comedy, The Wrong Funeral, screenplay which is awaiting production while his current project, Calling the Tune is being filmed by Two Hats Films.
To view Councillor Harding's register of interest, please click here (this will re-direct you to the District Council's website).