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I was re-elected as the Wiltshire Councillor for Ethandune, in May 2021, which covers the villages of Dilton Marsh, Hawkeridge, Heywood, Bratton, Edington and The Ham in Westbury.
I work very closely with all the Parish Councils and always respond quickly to residents’ enquiries where I look to find local solutions to any issues.
We have so many brilliant volunteer groups in this area, who give their time in so many ways. Whether it is maintaining the fabric of our villages, keeping them clean and tidy, running our village halls, or generally looking out for each other, their activities really enhance village life, and I am totally committed to supporting all these wonderful groups.
Ethandune villages are served by the B3098 and the B3097. These roads cross the A350 just north of Westbury, and like many country roads they were never built to take the volume and type of traffic that we see today. Together with all the Parish Councils, who work tirelessly to make our roads as safe as possible, we have achieved a variety of grants from the Westbury CATG (Community Area Transport Group). These grants have been used to provide various road safety measures including Speed Indicator Devices, more visible road signs, 20mph limits in country lanes and better crossing facilities. I will always support residents and Parish Councils with local projects to enhance road safety.
In addition to supporting the residents of Ethandune, I also have responsibility as a Portfolio Holder for Special Educational Needs and Disability and Inclusion. My role is to ensure that Wiltshire Council meet the needs and improve outcomes for children and young people with Special Educational Needs, Disabilities, and that our services are available to all who need them. I was a Trustee of Wiltshire Portage for many years. This charity provides a home visiting service, with education through play, for families of pre-school children with specific additional needs. This role taught me so much and has given me a much greater understanding of what families of children with disabilities face, in accessing the services they need.
I have lived in Wiltshire villages most of my life and worked across the County in my previous career as a Police Officer. I’m passionate about walking and cycling in the beautiful countryside we are so lucky to have around us. I have two Labradors that ensure I am out and about every day.
I have two grown up sons who both live and work in Wiltshire. I am totally committed to this County and very proud of the services that Wiltshire Council provides, many of which we all know about but also all the unseen but nevertheless crucial work that goes on to keep us safe.
Help and advice
Please contact me by email or mobile phone on any matter that you think I can help with. I will do my best to help either personally or by raising your concerns to the appropriate area within Wiltshire Council.
Tel 07967 213336
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