About DPCC Stuart Tweedale
Stuart was raised in the large northern market town of Huddersfield in West Yorkshire, then having a successful career in the Royal Air Force, serving at a number of locations around the world such as Gibraltar, Germany and the Falkland Islands before finally settling in the village of Ruskington in Lincolnshire.
Stuart has been involved with the local community for a number of years, becoming a school governor at local primary and secondary schools and also taking an active interest with his local Youth Club and volunteer groups such as the ‘Ruskington Cryer’ who provide a Christmas meal for the elderly.
He spent nine years as a District Councillor on North Kesteven District Council representing the village of Ruskington; his main interests being Audit, Economic Scrutiny, Planning and Heritage & Tourism, and also holding the position of Chairman of the Audit Committee.
Following his time on North Kesteven District Council he was elected to Lincolnshire County Council representing the division of Cranwell & Ruskington where he had the role of Executive Support Councillor for Libraries, Heritage and Registration Services, taking a lead role with Aviation Heritage. Stuart was also involved with the planning of the £20 million refurbishment of Lincoln Castle, a 10-year project that came in ‘on time’ and ‘on budget’ and which received a number of National Awards.
Away from his community work, Stuart has a wide range of experience within the business community, ranging from developing coffee shops and fast food businesses, and has for over 20 years run a successful IT Consultancy and Training company.
With Stuart’s interest in aviation, it comes as no surprise that he is currently involved in the development of an ‘Aviation Visitor Centre for Lincolnshire’, taking the lead, bringing together leading business executives, MPs, councillors and members of the Armed Forces.
Stuart said, ”I have a lot of experience working in the public sector and trying to help people, by providing the means for an idea or a local project to grow into fruition for everyone’s benefit.”
“This encompasses different stories, be they personal or regional; I get a great sense of achievement and satisfaction to know that what I do now and in the future could make a positive difference for the community”.