Cllr Noel Butler

Noel settled in Warwick over 20 years ago. Even after all this time, he hadn’t found a town he would have preferred to live in. He previously lived on Chase Meadow for 19 years and now lived in the town centre.

His career was in Finance and he has worked in Europe, the Middle East, the Asian Sub Continent and North America. Soon after arriving in Warwick, Noel started his own Project Management Company and for the last 11 years, before his retirement last year, he worked for the NHS as a project manager in Warwick Hospital.

He has two adult children and four grandchildren, all who live locally.

Both Noel and his late wife Sandra were original members of the Chase Meadow Residents Association and Sandra was its first secretary. After she passed away, the Residents Association planted a tree in her memory in the park in Chase Meadow.

Noel has been a District Councillor for Aylesford for the past 4 years and a member of the Executive for the past 3 years as the portfolio holder for Business. He was previously a Town Councillor for 2 years for the old Warwick West Ward which included the current Aylesford Ward.

He served for many years as a Governor at Aylesford school and is currently part of the Chase Meadow Community Centre Board. He is also a Juror on the Warwick Court Leet, which supports the Mayor and raises money for local charities. Noel was also Treasurer and a Trustee of Hill Close Gardens Trust for a number of years.

Noel used to run marathons until he had a replacement knee last year. He is now restricted to walking and cycling in our lovely countryside, but in the past he was a football referee at the highest level and also officiated at international athletics fixtures. For 14 years he was the junior endurance coach for Leamington Athletics Club, which is the premier club for youngsters in the District.

The past 4 years has been notable for the improvements made to St Mary’s Lands and the organisations surrounding it. NoeI was heavily involved as the Executive Member responsible for the Masterplan.

Furthermore, there have been improvements to the Gog Brook footpath, the relaying of the track inside the racing track, which allows access for wheelchair users and mothers with buggies, and the conversion of the main bar at Racing Club Warwick into a community room for local organisations.

Noel wants to see the remainder of the work completed so that RCW is seen as the Community Centre for the Forbes Estate and a children’s playground is installed next to RCW for the use of children on the Forbes Estate. He also wants to continue the work with Cllr Ashford to get the roads on Chase Meadow adopted which will allow traffic laws to be enforced on them.