I moved to Bedale from West Yorkshire in 2018, along with my husband Mike and our cockapoo Maggie.
From the first time I heard the Church bells ringing out the time, I knew Bedale was special. The community feel here is like nowhere I've lived, it took a little while to get used to absolute strangers smiling and saying hello when they passed on the street - the friendliness is so genuine and welcoming.
You’ll often find us enjoying one of our many favourite local businesses and Maggie in particular loves how dog friendly Bedale is.
Why I am a councillor:
Over the last three years I’ve come to know Bedale really well.
For a little town, there's so much activity, pride and ambition, I'd like to actively contribute to making sure that continues.
Up until recently I’ve been an ambassador for Yorkshire, helping towns and villages county wide to thrive. I’d now like to put that energy and enthusiasm into making sure Bedale remains a vibrant and aspirational destination to live, work and visit.