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Ann Smith

013Ward – St Oswald’s

profile:

how long served on the council:

I joined the Council in March 2013.

Bit about yourself ie: Family, Work, Hobbies etc:

I am a local person, having been born and brought up in Ashbourne.  I live with my wonderful partner Ian, and have 2 grown up children, a daughter Lisa who is married to Dave, a son Paul and 2 grand children Archie & Isla.  I have been employed by DDDC at Ashbourne Leisure Centre as a swimming teacher and trainer for 20 years.  Prior to this I was in the Womens Royal Naval Service.  I am a passionate Downardand enjoy most sports, especially football, Manchester United and Barcelona being top of the list.

Community Involvement ie: School Governor, Other Committee Involvement:

I am an active member of The Royal British Legion and the towns Parade Marshal.  I am an original Marshal for the Royal Shrovetide Football.  I have been involved in the Mappleton Raft Race & Bridge Jump as commentator and general dogs body for almost 20 years.  I am also involved with Ashbourne Heritage Society, the future of The Memorial Gardens and Park Project as well as the local plan.

What you can do to improve the community:

I can convey views and opinions on behalf of the local community.  I am very proud of our towns heritage and traditions but I am also aware that we are in the 21st Century and need to move forward sensitively.  As a member of the Town Council I hope, together, we can achieve this.  I have never been afraid of voicing concerns or issues as everyone who knows me will confirm.