“The Grinch of Evesham” (Nadine Dorries MP)
“Thoughtful, caring and committed” (Reverend Andrew Spurr, Vicar of Evesham)
If you’re wondering about me, I am Mark Goodge, Internet geek, musician, political activist, non-dogmatic Christian, cat-lover, international traveller (when I can afford it), photographer, train-non-spotter, sometime politician and generally all-round nice guy. At least, that’s what my friends tell me.
In my day job, I write PHP and HTML, fiddle with MySQL, fix things when they break and try to develop new systems that don’t break quite as often.
In my spare time, I write PHP and HTML (and the occasional bit of Ruby) and fiddle with MySQL for fun, write interesting websites, pester politicans, take photos, play music and write blog posts. I like good food, good conversation, good beer, good wine and good company. I have, entirely unintentionally, become one of the UK’s leading authorities on motorway service stations. I am more interested in open government and intellectual property reform than motorways.
I am married to Emma, and we have two children, Ellie and Abigail.
For the past four years, I have been a member of Evesham Town Council, representing the Bengeworth ward on behalf of the Conservatives. In the local elections in May 2015 I will be standing again for the Bengeworth ward of the town council, and for Badsey in Wychavon District Council.
The photo in the header of this website is the River Avon at Evesham, taken on a fine autumn morning in September 2010.
All opinions expressed on this blog (and on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and any other social networking system) are entirely my own, and do not represent my employer, Evesham Town Council, the Conservative party, my family, my cats, my church, my friends or my legal advisers.
If you want to get in touch with me by email, it’s pretty simple – it’s my first name @ my surname dot co dot uk.