Eileen was selected by local Conservative members to be the Hawkedon Ward candidate for the May 2020 local elections which have been postponed until May 2021.
I live in Lower Earley surrounded by Laurel Park and Maiden Erlegh Lake, having moved here with my husband in 1984.
My professional experience is in banking and business management. Most recently, I am CEO and Co-founder of a Legal Resourcing business developing skills necessary for building and managing businesses effectively. Prior to this I have over 25 years experience at a global investment bank, Credit Suisse, where I held a number of positions including COO of EMEA Legal and Compliance function.
I have an interest in politics at all levels. I very much enjoy being part of the Earley Conservative Action Team working with my local Borough Councillors and Town Councillors and through this I have learnt how they represent the interests of the area both collectively and individually.
Most Saturday mornings (pre Covid19) you had a chance of finding me on your doorstep during a street surgery offering support and keen to listen to your views. I'm really missing knocking on doors to talk to residents and discuss local matters.
From Infrastructure to Housing, Potholes to Public Safety, my overall goal is to deliver effective and timely communications, keeping the local community well informed.
I love running, everything outdoors and appreciate the importance of access to recreation options in supporting good health. I can often be found running locally and enjoying long hikes around the many local trails.
Being a person who enjoys talking about local issues with everybody I meet when I am out and about locally I feel that I'm in touch with local concerns.
Challenges within Hawkedon:
- Road maintenance - potholes and resurfacing,
- Traffic congestion/build up from new developments,
- Hawkedon Primary School parking,
- Hedge trimming and grass cutting, pathways overgrown with weeds,
- Litter - need for behaviour change
- Need for frequent bus services
- Public safety,
- Post Office counter-services remaining within Maiden Place,
- Improving cycle routes
- Social care