Members for Dewlands North Ward
I was born in Poole, Dorset in 1970, before moving to cranfield in 1973 where my father was studying his master's.
I grew up in Bedford, and attended Bedford Modern school where I was a keen rower (alongside Tim foster no less!) and rugby player.
Due to my father's work in the oil and gas industry, I boarded at bms for a number of years as well as having the opportunity to travel extensively whilst still at school during the holidays. This was really helpful in giving me a broad perspective on life during my formative years.
I am married to Sharmilee, have a beautiful 3 year old daughter-Nadia, and have lived in verwood since 2003.
I graduated with my BA(hons) in business and management at bournemouth university and currently work for Lloyds Banking Group where I have been for 27 years .
Pecuniary interests as required by the Localism Act 2011
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My husband and I relocated to Verwood from London in 1991. I left behind my job as a Purchasing Manager for a large national distributor and worked part-time lecturing in Marketing & Purchasing for local colleges.
Our three children have grown up here, attending Verwood schools. I soon became involved with St Michaels Young Families and setting up Scamps parent toddler group (Verwood Methodist), which I ran for several years. These days I help lead the children's work and Chill youth club for Verwood Mathodist church. My husband and I started up the campaign for a new school in Verwood which led to the go-ahead for Trinity First School. I was subsequently a TA there, and served as a Governor. I also started my teacher training at Trinity.
In 2005 a colleague and I set up a training company, offering accredited qualifications in Learning Support and Early Years Care & Education, training staff in local schools, preschools, nurseries and also childminders. Alongside my teaching work I am also the Early Years Lead across two Bournemouth Children's Centres.
I take a keen interest in music and dance and ran a choir (Musical Youth) in Verwood for six years. I became involved with the annual Verwood Talented Youth shows at the Hub, eventually taking on the running of this event and others in the community - something I particularly enjoy.
Verwood Town Council
Dorset BH31 6DR
Tel: 01202 820880
New Bus Timetables now available at the Town Council and Library
Christmas Extravaganza to be held on Ferrett Green 5pm til 8pm on 9th December 2017
Next council meetings
Full Council Meeting - 22nd November 2017 at the Three Legged Cross Village Hall