My family and I moved to Stapleford in 2018, attracted by living in a village surrounded by countryside yet still within close proximity to Cambridge. Previously a pharmaceuticals and healthcare management consultant, then Mum/property renovator/Nordic walking instructor/school crossing patroller/carer for ageing parents, I now juggle running my own business with home, family and voluntary commitments.
I was prompted to join the Parish Council in 2020 by the growing threat of local government initiatives to many of the things which are special about Stapleford: its village character, sense of community and surrounding greenbelt. I am certainly not anti-change, but I do believe that growth needs to be sensitively managed, proportionate, considerate of local residents’ opinions and respectful of natural assets which, once concreted over, can never be replaced.
Whilst there are multiple issues I might be required to review or comment on every month, I generally lead on two main areas – ‘highways and byways’ and communications – and have additional particular interests in sustainable development and transport.