Councillor Profile

I have lived in Dursley for almost seven years but my connection with the town goes back much further. I was the librarian at Rednock School from 1986 -2001 and I have played in "The Dursley & District Quiz League" for many years.

I was original co-opted on to the Town Council about five years ago and after a break for family reasons I was happy to return to the role in the summer of last year.

My reasons for volunteering as a town councillor were, having retired, with some free time available, I was very interested in helping, in a small way, to maintain the history and heritage of our town. I am also keen to improve the existing excellent facilities and I recognise that changes have to be made to ensure that Dursley can progress as a community where people wish to live and work. We are very fortunate to live in such a beautiful part of the world and in a town that has a wonderful community spirit.

I am married to Mike, who is retired and used to work for the M.O.D., and I have a grown up daughter, Beth, who lives in Somerset with her two young sons, Fraser and Ellis.

My main interest is history; I am on the committee of both "Dursley Heritage Centre" and "The Dursley & Cam Society", of which I am the treasurer. I am currently researching all the 56 names on the Dursley War Memorial and writing short biographies of each of them to be displayed in "The Heritage Centre".

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