Seven years ago, I swapped life as a Performance Improvement Manager with Leeds City Council, for life as a hands-on grandma, moving from Yorkshire to Hinton Parva.
While this is a fabulous place, village life can have challenges. We need safer routes between our villages so that we can enjoy walking and cycling, and not have to drive everywhere; we need to control traffic flows to create safe places for our children to play; we need to ensure that development enhances the area and leaves as small an environmental footprint as possible.
Most importantly, as development happens, we need to preserve the unique identities of our individual villages. If elected, I’d work with each village to establish their particular needs and be a passionate advocate for them on the Borough Council.