Andy Coles

Peterborough City Councillor for Fletton & Woodston Ward

Andy has had a 30 year career in Policing, having joined the Metropolitan Police in 1982 as a PC in Hackney, working in a variety of core policing and specialist roles as a Scotland Yard Detective, and also at the Association of Chief Police Officers, retiring in 2012. Andy has since been involved in a number of community and voluntary roles in Peterborough, He is a governor at a local school, a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, and a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute.  He is a keen motorcyclist and is a member of the Motorcycle Action Group.  He is also a supporter of the Woodland Trust and the Saluki Welfare Fund.

Andy was first elected to the Council in 2015, where he represented Bretton South.  Following ward boundary changes in 2016,  Andy was selected to stand in Fletton and Woodston Ward.

He holds the following committee roles and responsibilities:

  • Appeals and Planning Review Committee

  • Audit Committee

  • Licensing Committee

  • Licensing Act 2003 Sub-Committee

  • The Combined Authority Oversight and Scrutiny Committee

  • Woodston Community Association

Andy lives in the centre of Peterborough with his wife, Louise, a fellow councillor is Fletton and Woodston. They have three grown up daughters.

       Clearing rough sleeper encampments with Thorpe Gate volunteers        Team Coles Ward Surgery         Litterpicking at Wharf Road with Woodston in Action

Andy has been very active in responding to the challenges in the ward of anti social behaviour, drug use and rough sleeping, culminating in the launch of a Public Space Protection order for Woodston.  A regular participant in litter picking, he has been instrumental in tackling the menace of dirty needles in public spaces and clearing abandoned encampments.  He works closely with local community groups in the ward who do so much to make a positive difference to the area.  

Andy can be contacted as follows:

c/o Members' Services
The Town Hall
Bridge Street
PE1 1HG 
Twitter:       @CllrAndyColes
Mobile:       07949 146514



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