I was brought up in Prestbury Road in Pennywell and attended St Anne’s Primary school. My first home as an adult with my 2 children was in Pickering Road.
I have always had a close relationship with the St Anne’s Ward and the residents and services in the area. My children, who are now 30 and 28, attended youth provision at Pennywell Community Centre and more recently through my Community work I have worked in partnership with organisations in the ward. I am thrilled to be selected for local councillor and confident of doing a good job.
After working in the community researching and delivering services and creating activities for over 20 years, I am delighted to represent St Anne’s Ward. As the Manager of Pallion Action Group, Parker Trust and most recently Kayll Road Library, I feel I have the skills, knowledge, passion and positive attitude to represent local residents. I strive to find solutions to problems and have always been empathic to the needs to the community. After being brought up in Prestbury Road and attending St Anne’s School as a young girl, this ward really does hold a special place in my heart. I already work with residents, community centres, schools and the local farm and I am excited to extend this work as a local councillor.
So far some of the achievements of the Labour movement in the area include:
St Anne’s In Bloom – working with community groups to improving planting and flowers around the St Anne’s ward which led to St Anne’s achieving an It’s Your Neighbourhood RHS Award. Councillors are now working with groups to further improving planting and barrier baskets/plants for summer 2018.
King George Playing Fields – extension to car park to reduce congestion around the local area on match days and installation of lighting at skate park to reduce ASB
Claxheugh Rock area as well as various locations in St Anne’s – installed boulders and bollards to reduce fly-tipping working with local residents
Delivery of a Tall Ships Arts Award Project at St Anne’s School as well as funding local young people to be Sail Trainees as part of the 2018 Tall Ships programme
Financially supported Pennywell Youth project to deliver activities for young people, particularly around holiday times which include a healthy meal to reduce holiday hunger