Which ward do you represent?
Any committee roles?
Chair of HR and a member of ACT and RAE
Tell us a little bit about yourself:
Originally from Windsor, I landed in Shepton 35 years ago via time spent in Birmingham. Trained as a Youth and Community Worker I have worked in local government for 32 years in roles working in and with communities, strategic partnership working and equalities. I’m married with two grown up daughters, who were both brought up an educated in Shepton. I’m an active member of St Peter & St Paul’s church where I’m also the lay chair of the PCC. I’ve also been a school governor and was involved in setting up Grace Harris House, now owned and run by the YMCA.
What motivated you to become a councillor?
The opportunity to help bring about positive change that brings benefits to the town and its residents
What do you enjoy most about the role?
Conversations relating to how the town centre can be improved including some of the derelict sites and key buildings that are currently an eyesore or under utilised.
What’s the most frequent issue you deal with in your ward?
Speak to a current or previous councillor first to get a true sense of what’s involved. Try and go in with your eyes as wide open as they can be. However if you do decide to do it, it can be very rewarding and the current council comprises a really friendly group of councillors who all work together positively for the good of the town despite any political differences.
Do you have any advice for anyone thinking about becoming a councillor?
How can people contact you if they have an issue to raise?
Email is best: firstname.lastname@example.org