In 2013, I joined the newly formed Central Tupsley Community Group working with a local County Councillor as part of a team organising community events in Quarry Park. As a result of this work I was encouraged to stand for election as a City Councillor in Tupsley in 2015.
I have greatly enjoyed working as a councillor for the last four years, particularly my work on the Community Development Committee. We have helped a range of groups and organisations within the city by awarding grants for a variety of projects.
Throughout my adult life I have been closely involved in the care and development of young people. It is such a privilege to be the 638th Mayor of Hereford and want to use my time as Mayor to make a difference in my home city. The theme of my mayoral year is going to be ‘Inspiring Young Lives’.
My Mayoral Charities are THE CLD TRUST who provide counselling, learning and development support to young people. Their vision is to offer timely, accessible, high quality and safe support. My other charity is THE PHOENIX BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT SERVICE. They help children, young people and their families when someone close to them dies.