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“I am an Independent Councillor, representing the Common Ward. I am delighted and honoured to be representing the ward I live in and the wonderful community of Beccles.

First and foremost, I am a mum to a wonderful little boy and it is the future of him and his peers that drives me to want to do more for the beautiful town we live in. I am Self Employed and have held many voluntary positions over the years. Specifically in Beccles, I am Chairman of Northgate Neighbourhood Society (incorporating Neighbourhood Watch and Lorry Watch), formed in February 2013 to campaign for 20mph on and around Northgate and Ravensmere Infant School. I am a Committee member of The Beccles Society, Secretary of Beccles Open Gardens and Spaces (BOGS), a member of Beccles and Area River Cavalcade (BARC) organising group and Social Media Coordinator of the Beccles NSPCC Support Group. I have worked at a Foodbank and was a Steward at Beccles Museum for two seasons. I attend two churches in Beccles and help at the Youth Group at one of these.

Being a relative newcomer (despite feeling very much “a local” thanks to the wonderful people of Beccles), I want to help the community maintain and appreciate the beauty of this wonderful East Anglian gem I call “home”.

I am a member of Planning, Assets and Environment, and Personnel Committees and am Vice Chair on the Pride in Beccles Sub-Committee.  I am Town Council representative to Beccles & Bungay Safer Neighbourhood Team, Beccles Community Arts, Beccles Lido Ltd, Beccles Scout Group, Beccles Tennis Club, Beccles Town Football Club, Beccles Traders, National Women’s Register and Beccles Twinning Association.”

Contact Details


63A Ingate
NR34 9RX
Tel: 07960 298473