I am a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects with 30+ years experience. I began the process of moving to Woldingham in 2018, when the first part of our house project was completed. Overseeing the works of the house being built gave me the opportunity to meet many neighbours and also made me understand the greatness of being part of such a lovely community. Whilst still living in South-West London suburbia, I attended a couple of Woldingham Parish Council meetings, and this is when I felt a great desire to become involved.
Apart from my career as an Architect, which spans from prestigious landmarks in Central London through to individually designed private houses in and around Greater London and the Green Belt, I am a mother of two (now grown up) children, and I live in the village with my husband and my elderly mother. In my spare time I have been a School Governor for a number of years, and also a committee member and a website administrator for a local Youth Orchestra in Wimbledon.
I would like to think I will make a good Councillor, as on one hand I am experiencing the specific charm of our village and the tremendous beauty of our surrounding countryside just like any other person living and working in this beautiful part of the world, and on the other hand, in my position as an Architect, I have the desire and the willingness to share from my experience for the benefit of our small community. Furthermore, given that we are in the Metropolitan Green Belt and very close to a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, I would specifically like to ensure we continue to preserve, nurture and enhance the village’s special character for generations to come.
I will feel privileged to be able to bring a real contribution to our local community and I hope the above will inspire you to vote for me in the forthcoming local elections.