I am the county councillor for Minchinhampton division, which includes Brimscombe, Thrupp & Chalford, and I am one of two district councillors for Minchinhampton ward at Stroud District Council.
At SDC, I chair the Environment Committee, and chair or sit on a whole range of other committees and panels as part of that role. For example, I represent SDC on the Gloucestershire Economic Growth Scrutiny Committee, and I am the current chair of Climate Leadership Gloucestershire, the body which brings together leadership of all of the seven councils across the county, plus the NHS, Police, Local Nature Partnership and Local Economic Partnership. My role at SDC is a busy, day-to-day role, engaged with council activity on areas such as waste & recycling, nature recovery, strategic planning and active travel, all of which I love!
At the county council, I chair the Environment Scrutiny Committee, which looks at any council decisions concerning nature & climate, planning, infrastructure and transport. This is a new role for me and I’m looking forward to holding the council to account and contributing to good policy development in these areas. I am also new to the Pensions Committee (as a chartered accountant, I am weirdly excited about this!), and I also sit on the Audit & Governance and Overview & Scrutiny Committees. It’s busy but fascinating, and important that we have Greens in the room in these key forums.
I live with my family in Minchinhampton, where I keep bees and a rather wild garden. When I have spare time I write fiction, sometimes co-judging Stroud Short Stories with organiser John Holland – I’m hoping my experience as a councillor will provide a rich seam of future material!
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