I have lived in Langton Green for over 25 years having made my home here when my children were small. As a family we moved here from abroad and were attracted to the friendly village atmosphere of Langton Green and sent our children to the local primary school.
I have always been involved with the local life in some capacity and have helped to run the Cubs, Rainbows and Guides and Village Fete. I enjoy walking and combine this with my role as a local Footpath Warden.
I have recently retired from teaching and now have the time and energy to do something positive for our community. I have become more and more aware that the opinions of local people are not being heard loudly enough by those making the decisions affecting the town. I have decided to run as a candidate for the TW Alliance because I believe Its independence from National Politics offers a more representative approach to local politics.
The village of Speldhurst has a special place in my family’s history. My parents lived on St Mary’s Lane when I was born, and of course, my grandparents forged their names in local history with their occupancy of The George & Dragon.
So, naturally, when I was looking to move from central Tunbridge Wells, the opportunity to buy a house in the village was a no-brainer. I have lived here with my family for over ten years now, and the village remains an incredible community to be a part of, as are its neighbours of Bidborough, Ashurst, Groombridge, and Langton. I always sense pride when I hear people say they live in these villages – they are all so unique and beautiful.