Councillor Sue Boulter was elected the 637th Mayor of Hereford
for the Municipal Year 2018 – 2019.
Sue was born at the blacksmith shop at Kingsthorne in 1955. In 1961 her
parents moved to Much Dewchurch where she attended Much Dewchurch
primary school. She then went onto Kingstone Secondary Modern School.
Sue left school and started working at Woolworths and after 18 months
she left and went to work at Littlewoods where she worked her way up the
ladder and became a supervisor.
She married her husband Dave in 1975 and moved into Hereford. She left
Littlewoods in 1982 to have her first child Joe. She had her second child
Tim in 1986.
In 1988 Sue decided to become a registered child minder, and she childminded
over 30 children up until she had to give up due to ill health in
the year 2000.
In 2003 Sue became involved with the St Nicholas Association. In 2004
she set up the over 60s club which was initially 2pm till 4pm but as time
went on she started working for Herefordshire Council so they changed the
time 12noon till 2pm which they now call our Lunch Club.
She became involved in politics when a by election was called in the
St Nicholas Ward in 2012. Sue was re-elected in 2015 which is now the
Whitecross ward. She finds it very rewarding to be a city councillor and to
be able to help the people of her ward which she will continue to do.
Her charities for the year are Aspire who aim to promote social
inclusion amongst disabled and vulnerable people. Her second charity
is Close House which is a Youth Centre in the centre of Hereford. They
help young people aged 11-24 to become mature, be helpful and grow
hungry for a full life.