I have lived in Stapleford for over 40 years. My children grew up here and attended local schools. Our family has always played a very active part in village life and I continue to do so. I am a midwife, currently working part time, but was the community midwife for this village and surrounding villages for over 17 years. I know the village and area well and want to serve on the Parish council to improve and maintain the village and recreational spaces around it, and to encourage community spirit and involvement. I see the yearly Village Weekend, in which I am involved, as an essential part of village life, along with other community activities.