I have lived in Wensleydale for the past 11 years and have been active within the local community, working at the Wensleydale Agricultural Show and the Dales Festival of Food and Drink. I am currently the Chair of Wensleydale Scouts and Kirkwood Hall HenFriends Association.
Prior to retirement in 2005, I worked in education as a Learning Mentor and Literacy/Community Development Worker. I was also a Special Needs Assistant for a number of years and have previously been a School Governor for 9 years.
I am an enthusiastic, well-motivated person, connecting well with people. I have a particular interest in the welfare of older people and the numerous and varied challenges that 'old age ' brings. I am a District Councillor for Leyburn and Harmby and I look forward to working in the Middle Dales as a County Councillor.
My hobbies include chicken - keeping and singing. My happiest times are spent with my family.