I have been a Parish Councillor since 2015. I have lived in the village for over 20 years and in standing for the Parish Council I saw an opportunity to make a difference in the area in which I live. My work experience lies in teaching, Health and Safety and dealing with HR issues. I am a Trustee of an animal charity and passionate supporter of many other animal and bird charities. I care about the natural environment that surrounds Pickmere, trying to balance accessibility for all residents and visitors alike whilst considering the needs of the village. I play an active volunteer role in local community events, raising money for village projects. My hobbies include crafting for various charities, baking and feeding the large variety of birds and wildlife that visit my garden.