I came to Lewes in 1967 after obtaining a position in the then Borough Treasurers Dept. in the Council Offices in Fisher Street. I later worked in the Lewes Boys Club as secretary and was involved with the Leader in the youth activities. I enjoyed this time with teenagers. I then spent 13 years at the University of Sussex Security Dept. as a Co-ordinator, which again involved young people.
Having been elected to the Town Council for Castle Ward in May 2019 I fully intend to use my experience with Council Departments and people, to help and advise or direct where necessary any resident of the ward who may seek my help.
I attend the meetings of Landport Residents Association, a very active and resourceful organisation and help wherever possible. I take particular interest in the residents of the sheltered accommodation in my own road and their day to day problems. I volunteer several days a week in a well known local Charity shop and attend as many civic events as I can. I am on the East Sussex Highways Customer Panel and Sussex Police Peoples Voice.
I have three children and several grandchildren all living and working in the town. My interests include gardening, genealogy, local history, reading, painting and more. I enjoy visiting historic houses and gardens and I am a member of the National Trust.
My hopes for Lewes include cleaner air, a better traffic system, more recreational facilities, care of our elderly, homes affordable for all and the protection of the unique heritage which we enjoy in this town.