I have lived in the Parish of Shoreham up in the Otford Hills with my husband Roger, and two children since 2003. I wanted to become a District Councillor to help make difference to local people, by making decisions on the council that affect all residents of the District, but also by helping individuals with their problems such as planning. I work with our MP, Michael Fallon and the County Council to help make a bigger difference to people.
I was first elected as the District Councillor for Otford & Shoreham in 2007 when I have worked hard with local residents to fight against unwanted development that is changing the face of our villages and to get parking restrictions introduced in Otford where residents are suffering from commuter parking. Before I gave up work in 2005 to raise my young family I worked in communications and marketing. I am now a mother and District Councillor.
Since May this year I have been appointed to the Cabinet as member for Housing and Community Safety and was elected as Deputy Leader of the Council. I am also the District Council representative on RELATE West Kent & Tunbridge Wells. I Chair the Housing and Community Safety Advisory Committee.