I moved to Fairfield in the Spring of 2006 when looking for something more affordable away from St Albans and not at all expecting to find such a beautiful setting. I was a member of the original Fairfield Park Residents’ Association (the parish council didn’t exist back then) until my children came along and family life took over.
Fairfield has so much going for it but I see much left to do – areas to hand over, young adults to engage, encroaching developments to manage and the identity of Fairfield to maintain. Now that my children are at school, I have time to be more directly involved in representing our interests.
In my day job I work from home for a large pharmaceutical company in a role which involves collaborating closely with people: seeing their perspectives, understanding their needs, and knowing how to deliver the results they want within ‘the rules’ that exist.
Willingness to dig into the details and ask questions, the ability to listen to alternative ideas and perspectives, and a diplomatic and transparent approach are all key. I feel that these skills are directly transferable to the role of a councillor.
I hope that residents share my view, and will put their faith in me to make positive decisions for Fairfield and deliver results on their behalf.