I live on The Green with my husband, Bob, daughter, Rachel, and our dogs, Dora and Maisie who you may well meet on early morning walks. We fell in love with this area many years ago and after leaving Suffolk and a minor misstep on the way we retired to Dunsfold. I appreciate every day the physical beauty of the countryside that surrounds us and the warmth of the community we have been so fortunate to move to.
I spent my working life as a lawyer, first as a solicitor in private practice but then I made a big change and became an academic. Until my retirement, I was privileged to spend twenty five years teaching, researching and writing at the University of Essex. I enjoyed my career immensely; working with young people brimming with optimism and enthusiasm really can’t be beaten. However, it also brought with it many hundreds of hours sitting on University Committees, possibly a good training for life as a Parish Councillor. I appreciate being part of a team and value highly collegiality. I was a charity trustee and school governor for many years.
Having been elected as Parish Councillor I re-affirm my commitment to ensuring that we are outward facing and transparent and that we support the interests of all in our community. As Parish Councillor, I sit on the Commons Committee and the Personnel Committee. I am also a member of the Bonfire Committee. I am impatient for a reduction in the speed limit through Dunsfold and I am a member of Speedwatch.
In my spare time I very much enjoy volunteering at the fantastic Holy Cross Hospital in Haslemere. I also enjoy walking my dogs, gardening and creative writing. I haven’t yet produced a cosy crime novel but a village reminiscent of Dunsfold might be an ideal setting.