Our Project Group
Frank and I moved to Market Deeping 1981, taught in Peterborough and fostered six teenagers.
I set up and ran the Cherry Tree Nursery and Parent/toddler group at home when our two boys were born in ‘80s.
Returned to teaching in 1990 at Stamford College for 17 years, then Cambridge as Head of Faculty for Health and Social Care/Early Years until 2014.
Contributed to many local activities over the years – recently involved in setting up the GrapeVine Community Cafe, and on the Neighbourhood Plan Group.
Keen to promote and develop the Deepings as a Walking Neighbourhood.
I have been involved with the Neighbourhood Plan/Deepings First since December 2018, when I was asked to join this hardworking group of volunteers.
I have been a Deeping St James Parish Councillor for over 20 years, and am involved in many other volunteer activities within the Deepings, including being a Governor at the Deepings School, a Trustee of Deeping United Charities, and member of several working parties within the Parish Council. I am also a panel member for Lincolnshire County Council Education Department, where Appeals are heard for school places.
Although I have spent many years working in Education, I have also run several local successful businesses, primarily in the hospitality industry.
In 2001 I was involved, along with a small group of people, in the setting up of the Deepings First Responders and volunteered as a Responder until 2009.
My family members live locally and the Deepings, both past and present, are of great interest to me.
I was originally from Brighton & Hove, and now aged 75, I and my wife moved to retire to Market Deeping to be near my family. My working life was in industry with Rolls-Royce, Levi Strauss, Christian Salvesen and other companies in the Food Industry, and so I have lived in various parts of the country. However I did live in this area in Corby Glen for twenty years.
We live in Church Street, in the oldest private house in the Deepings, a house that is a registered Historic House, which drew us into the heritage of the community, and involvement in it.
I became a Market Deeping Town Councillor in 2015 and Mayor for 2018/2019. I am Chairman of Deepings Heritage, Deputy Chair of Deepings Library, and a Director of Deepings Community Trust.
In 2016, I and three other councillors from Market Deeping Town Council and Deeping St James Parish Council, constituted Deepings First Neighbourhood Plan and Committee, for the combined parishes, and I have been the Chairman since its inauguration on the 17th March 2016.
I moved to Deeping St James from Nottingham in 1992 and am married with 2 children who went to school in Deeping.
Career in Telecoms and IT for 30 years. From 2004 I have run a printing & publishing business based in Market Deeping and in 2013 also became a partner in a property management business.
I undertook a self-build house in 2015 located in Market Deeping and moved there in 2016.
I served for 13 years on Deeping St James Parish Council and have been a member of Deepings Business Club for 8 years, Chairman for the past 6 years. I have also been a member of Deeping Raft Race committee for the past 6 years.
I moved to The Deepings in 1996, 23 years ago, from polluted London. Our then young kids both went to a local Primary School, then did very well at The Deepings School.
I have worked for Council’s at a senior level in Planning, and the private sectors as a Planning Consultant getting planning permissions for residents, landowners, and developers (all outside the Deepings). I have a rare and intimate understanding of local authority decision making and environmental controls. I grew up in Council housing in London and I am shocked to see what a mess successive governments have collectively made of affordable housing supply.
I have been supporting both Parish Council’s as best I can since we started the idea of a Neighbourhood Plan.
A resident of The Deepings since 2012, I was elected to the Town Council in 2015. I currently chair the council’s Planning & Highways Committee who meet regularly to support ongoing planning and development within the Deepings. In my capacity as Transport Lead I am working to ensure that future development is mindful of the transport needs of Deepings residents and visitors to our area as part of the Neighbourhood Plan process.
I have lived in Deeping for many years having moved from south London. I worked as a school teacher at Baston Primary school initially but moved to Arthur Mellows Village College teaching English History R.I. and Art. I also worked as a receptionist for Dr Heyward before the Health centre opened in Douglas Road.
When the Market Deeping Community School opened I was offered a position as a Reception teacher. Whilst at the school I became Head of the Junior School and eventually the Deputy Head. For the last two years before I retired, I was the Acting Head due to the illness of the Headmaster.
I was delighted to be elected onto the Market Deeping Parish Council in 1977. I served as the chairman and while I was in post the Council became a Town Council. I have been privileged to serve as Town Mayor four times and enjoyed promoting the Deepings. I still enjoy being part of the Council.
I was able to chair the meetings of the voluntary group who worked to provide the Community Centre by entering the Better Towns competition and working closely with the Community.
I enjoyed being an active member of the Deepings Agricultural Show Society and was very sad when it all folded. Fairly recently I have been a member of Deepings Heritage group and enjoy researching about Deepings History.
I’m lucky to be supported by my husband Rob and very proud of my daughter Sally, son-in-law Richard and two grandchildren who tolerate my various activities.
Other members of our group include Project Facilitator – Deby Jones, Minutes Secretary – Pearl O’Brien, Ashley Baxter, Lisa Goodchild, Judy Stevens and Tim Stevens