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Cllr Tim Caswell

Ward: Goldington (BBC)

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About

I failed my eleven plus and was expelled from Secondary Modern School when I was 15 when I combined working on a street market and attending grammar school and college part time while working as a barman in a Bingo Hall and the coolest Pub in Bedford (The Pilgrim's Inn on the banks of the River Great Ouse).

After attending The University of Bradford and being elected Union President in 83/84 I worked as a Social Worker, Charity Fund Raiser and Regional Organiser for War on Want. I became a Barrister in 1994. I have also worked in the Monkey Jungle at woburn Safari Park and as a Project Worker in a community drug's project where I developed my passion for behavioural approaches and hypnosis and my special interest in working with addictions.

I am a published writer. The BBC produced (but did not broadcast) my play Extra Time for local radio. It is a Tribute to my Dad and a David v Goliath story of a titanic struggle between Bedford Town and Arsenal in the FA Cup in 1956.

I also wrote for the Community Film , "Nine Lives London" and had my own column in the internet Magazine The Multicultural Progressive whose editor Chulkka Ummuna is now a member of the Shadow Cabinet. In 2010 I won second prize in the Ravensden Village Fete writing Competition.

My ambition is to stay as happy as I am at the moment by making enough money to take writing seriously and look after my Whippet who is called Lewis after my favourite book Alice in Wonderland.

Specialities: Working with addictions. Writing humorously about politics. Reading and running after my dog.


Experience

Company Director

Lifeline Drug Solutions Ltd

Apr 2011 – Present 12 years 5 months

We offer a combination of Neuro Linguistic Programming, Hypnotherapy and Electro Stimulation Therapy in relation to drug addiction or any negative habit.

We trade in the Bedford Area and in Manchester and are very proud of our non-bureaucratic flexible and friendly way of working. We receive no public money but our services are affordable for people from all walks of life.


Company Director

GentleBirthing Ltd

Apr 2011 – Present 12 years 5 months

38 Mill Street Bedford MK40 3HD

I am the co-founder and Junior partner in GentleBirthing. I am fully involved in strategy, PR and marketing but have no operational role in relation to birthing classes or the teaching of hypnobirthing. I offer consultancy in relation to substance misuse issues and working with individuals or couples on issues indirectly related to childbirth.


Project Worker

ADDACTION

Apr 2006 - Apr 2011 5 years 1 month

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Barrister

8 Kings' Bench Walk Inner Temple London

1994 – 2000 6 years


Education

Goldington Secondary Modern

None - Girl's Arsenal and the collected works of George Orwell

1971 - 1976

Goldington Green Primary School

None - painting playing in the sandpit

1965 - 1970


Contact information


Home address: 
29 Crispin Drive
Bedford
MK41 7FL

Mobile:  07949 213464

Bus. email:  Tim.Caswell@bedford.gov.uk

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Committee appointments

Term of Office

  • 07/05/2019 - 08/05/2023

Appointments to outside bodies

Allowances 2020-21

Basic Allowance

Special Responsabilities

Travel

ICT Allowance

Total

£10,425

£1,425

£11,850

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