I live in Lower Earley surrounded by Laurel Park and Maiden Erlegh Lake, having moved here with my husband in 1984. When we moved in the early 1980’s, this was a new town with great transport links. Fast forward to 2021 and this is still where I live with my husband and where I have built a business.
Earley has expanded quicker than anyone could have imagined. Hawkedon is a culturally vibrant Ward and it deserves to be celebrated. I see its challenges and its potential.
I will champion support for local businesses, residents, the community and organisations in creating a place where everyone can thrive and feel a sense of belonging. It’s about you, not me.
Whatever your issue, my overall goal is to deliver effective and timely communications, keeping the local community well informed.
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 had really missed 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 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.
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
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. With over 25 years at a global investment bank, Credit Suisse, where I held a number of positions including COO of EMEA Legal and Compliance function, I have successfully navigated the business landscape and I understand the vital importance of strong financial leadership.
Now working from home I do not miss my time as a commuter! I appreciate the importance of access to recreation options supporting good health and wellbeing as I love running and everything outdoors. I can often be found running locally and enjoying long hikes around the many local trails.
From the start of the pandemic we knew that vaccines would be our route back to normality. Everyone who has worked to deliver this so successfully is worthy of kudos.
Now that you know a little about me, I want to hear from you. Please call or email me or say hello if you see me out and about in Earley.