Ward – Hilltop
How long served on the Council:
I joined the Town Council in 2005 and was re-elected in May 2015. I serve on all three committees. I am in my third year as Chair of the Finance Committee and am a “hands on” councillor and don’t mind getting my hands dirty when there is work to be done.
Bit about yourself ie: Family, Work, Hobbies etc:
I was born in 1957. I have lived in Ashbourne all my life. I am a widow with three, lovely grown up children; Lucy and twin boys Oliver & Edward. I work full time for Social Services as part of the South Derbyshire Assessment Team for adults. My hobbies, outside of family life are my three dogs, walking, bird watching and I also enjoy watching Rugby. I am a passionate supporter of Ashbourne’s Royal Shrovetide Game I love Ashbourne and wouldn’t wish to live anywhere else.
Community Involvement ie: School Governor, Other Committee Involvement:
I was treasurer of the Royal British Legion Women’s Section for almost 20 years before the group dissolved. I have served as Governor of Hilltop School and was one of the forerunners for the Friendship agreement between Ashbourne and Soisy-Sur-Seine.
What you can do to improve the community:
I can be a voice for the people of Ashbourne, present their views and their concerns. On their behalf I can convey comments to the District & County Councils giving local knowledge and opinion. I have no desire to join the District Council so my loyalty to the people of Ashbourne will not be compromised on any issue.