Eddie has lived in the area for 32 years and has Birchwood in his blood having previously owned and ran his own business in Lincoln. He is married and has two daughters.
Eddie was elected to the City of Lincoln Council in 1991 until 1995 and was re-elected in 1998 to date. He serves on various committees including Planning. He also serves on Lincolnshire County Council and was re-elected in 2017 after a four year break. Eddie is currently Chairman of the Lincolnshire Pension Committee and also serves on Highways and Scrutiny committees. He serves the residents of Birchwood on both councils.
He was proud to serve as a member of Her Majesty’s Forces. During a 25-year career in the Royal Engineers as a combat communications instructor. Eddie was heavily involved in sport and became a unit football coach and a Badminton Association of England instructor. On leaving the army he ran a successful independent financial services company for 23 years.
Eddie was also proud to serve the citizens of the City as Mayor of Lincoln, during 2004-05 and as Leader of the City of Lincoln Council during 2007-08
Eddie has seen Birchwood Ward grow tremendously in that time and he feels that, as the area is the equivalent of a good sized town it should have more facilities for its citizens, such as more play areas. He is working closely with residents to enhance facilities in the Birchwood area through Birchwood Big Local of which he is the chairman of the Board.
Eddie has also been appointed as chairman of the Birchwood Area Community Land Trust which aids the Big Local Board with matters of land ownership.
His hobbies, when not involved with politics, include family days out and golf.
- Local to Birchwood
- Community Focused
- Retired Staff Sergeant, Royal Engineers
- YMCA/Nomad Trust, Trustee
- Birchwood Big Local, Chairman and Member
- Birchwood Area Community Land Trustee, Chairman, Director and Trustee
Cllr Strengiel holds a monthly advice surgery at the Life Church 127-129 Birchwood Avenue on the last Wednesday of each month from 2pm to 3pm.
Eddie welcomes constituents to get in touch with their concerns and is happy to meet with them to try and resolve their issues.