I have two daughters, Naomi and Sophie, who were educated at Brookside and Crispin Schools and Strode College and lived near The Cross in Street, with my husband Paul, since 1995.
Born and bred in Somerset, I lived in South London for 18 years where I was a Primary School teacher.
On moving to Street in 1986, I taught at St. Benedict’s Junior School in Glastonbury until 2002. I retired from teaching due to developing arthritis which was an ideal qualification for becoming a training manager with the national charity Arthritis Care, a job I retired from in 2010.
I have been a member of a wide range of community organisations both in London and in Street.
Since my election to Street Parish Council (SPC),I have taken on being chair of the Culture and the War Memorial working groups and am a member of the Christmas working group, and Planning and Highways sub – committees of SPC. I am also the Media contact, a role I hope will get the tireless work of the council more widely recognised.
I am serving my second time on Street Parish Council after a break of ten years. I had previously decided to leave the council to become an energetic member of The Street Society, which I chaired it for over seven years and I am still actively involved.
My decision to stand again was based on the fact that it seemed there were a lot of council initiatives on the horizon and there were a lot of changes taking place.
The residents of Street are really fortunate that their local council comprises of so many energetic people, prepared to give their time to benefit Street, and I’m pleased to be part of this.