Parish Council Projects


As Clerk to three Leicestershire parish councils, a recreation committee and a cemetery committee, I enjoyed working with committed, inspiring and creative people who believe in their community. 

As a result I believe I have been able to play a part in making our villages happier places for future generations.

Following the resignation of all members of the previous council as well as their clerk, the residents of Tugby & Keythorpe elected five new councillors, none of whom had previous parish experience.

In 2010/11, the villages of Kibworth Beauchamp, Kibworth Harcourt and Smeeton Westerby became the focus of a groundbreaking new series for BBC Television written and presented by TV historian Michael Wood. I was privileged to have been able to work with his team on research and by organising the now-famous 'community dig' in which over fifty...