How long have you been a Councillor?
Since May 2011
Chairman of Rainford Parish Council 2014-2015
Areas of special interest and expertise
I was employed by St Helens Council until my retirement in 2006 in the Education and Finance Departments. I recently completed 6 years as Branch Leader of Rainford Mother’s Union and I am still a member.
I sing in the Parish Church choir and I am heavily involved in fund-raising for the Church.
Over the years, I have been actively involved with Rainford Band and the Boy’s Brigade.
What inspires you to be a Councillor?
I have lived in Rainford for 40 years and during this time I have taken an active interest in Village life. We are very fortunate to have so many voluntary organisations and a good community spirit. I am anxious that this should continue and expand. I am keen to develop a good system of communication to bring together the Parish Council, local business, all the organisations and individuals, by means of the website and regular newsletters.