I was born in Hertfordshire and have lived in the County all my life. My parents had a small holding and grew tomatoes, flowers and reared chickens for eggs and the table.
I married at 18 years of age to Patrick and we had three boys . They all went to local Schools. Two of them live locally but our middle son lives in Winchester, which is a shame as contact is not as easy as it's a long drive along the M25.
I trained as a Social worker after completing an Open University Degree and a Diploma in Speech Acquisition. The work was very challenging but interesting , combined with bringing up three lads life was busy.. We had lots of fun as a family and they all love the Countryside, and England. Pat worked as a Builder following in his Fathers trade but developed a keen interest in building homes that did not burn fossil fuels and were very well insulated, namely Passive Homes. Our two sons and Pat formed a company, Touchwood Homes, which embodies our respect for the environment and producing lovely homes, our website says more for those who may wish to learn more.
On retiring I wanted to give some time to our local community and became a Parish Councillor, which has brought me into contact with my local people, and it has been a journey learning the workings of the PCC. I began learning Bridge a couple of years ago and admit to being somewhat beguiled by the game, it keeps the brain cells active and I have met some lovely people who are only too happy to extend my knowledge. There i, of course, still lots I need to learn.
Thanks for your time reading this brief synopsis.
|Cllr Tony Hoodless
|Cllr Richard Mardell
|Cllr Carolyn Westlake
|Cllr Natalie Kent
|Cllr Mary Wilkinson
|The Ford War memorial
|Dedication of the Ford War memorial
|Those named on The Ford War memorial
|Other parish memorials
|War Memorial references
|Minutes 2017 - 2023
|Minutes 2011 - 2016
|Minutes 2006 to 2010