I have lived in the Wimborne Minster area for the past 30 years and just love the mix of countryside and town that the area offers. Wimborne and the surrounding area is a lovely place to live and I am keen that we retain that feel for all residents, particularly in light of the number of housing developments we are experiencing at the moment. I was not a supporter of these developments with concerns for the impact on our roads, infrastructure and amenities. Sadly we are where we are and have now to make the best of the situation forced upon us.
I was first elected in 2015 having decided to stand for Town Council when my area of Colehill West was moved into Wimborne Town following the boundary changes. I felt it important that the residents had someone who lives locally and understands the area to represent them.
My working life was in Banking and Finance where I had a varied career including Finance, Audit and I was responsible for the implementation of a number of Financial Projects. I left Banking for a better work life balance and now run my own small Accountancy practice. Having downsized my work commitments, I wanted to put something back into the community. I am a strong believer that residents should receive value for their hard-earned money and I will strive to ensure that we achieve this as a Town Council.
Having lost my Mum in the early part of 2014, I have an interest in the elderly, their support and care and in particular the dreadful condition of dementia. I am hoping that I can make a difference to the lives of many in the community.
In my spare time I love walking and generally enjoying the countryside. I am a keen volunteer with British Eventing and was privileged to be an official at the Equestrian event at the London 2012 Olympics.
I would be pleased to hear from any residents regarding issues that concern you.