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Lowdham Parish Council – List of Councillors at December 2020

Please email the council at clerk@lowdham-pc.gov.uk to share your thoughts with us.

Whether you have a query, a complaint, or you just want to say how much you appreciate what is going on in this community – tell us.

If we are able to and where appropriate, we will attend to the matter.

Cllr Mandy Meyer

I work for Leicestershire County Council and have done so for 25 years. I am a qualified Social Worker and Best Interest Assessor working to the Mental Capacity Act which is from the Human Rights Act. I love working with people.

I started my career in children’s services and was a social worker in a Children with Disabilities Team. I then spent 15 years in management initially managing a team of Safeguarding children and moved into Adults with all manner of issues e.g. learning disability, physical disability, mental health, drug and alcohol dependency issues and people who are Deaf.

As part of my role in The Deprivation of Liberty Team I have to communicate at many different levels with a wide variety of people and professionals. I am known for being a straight forward communicator who does not “flower things and waffle” What you see is what you get, I do not see the purpose of over complicating anything!

I am drawn to the Parish Council as I feel we are very lucky to live in a community that supports us all and I feel that if we can, we should give something back to support us all and benefit us all.

I have spent many years fund raising and organising many events, some in Lowdham, some not. I feel my skill set would benefit the community village hall committee and would support the great work that the team do and would like to help them where I can.

I am very aware of issues of confidentiality, HR and Equality and Diversity and have skills in this area.

My motivation for joining the Parish council is purely to assist in the good work it does for our community.

 

Cllr Emma Wilson

I am an Associate Professor in Public Health at the University of Nottingham. I lead postgraduate public health education training and undertake health research in conjunction with Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust. My research work is focused around breast cancer, health inequalities in preschool children, and the impact of the our environment on health outcomes.

I have lived in Lowdham for 20 years, and have been a Parish Councillor for 7 years. I am also the Chair of Governors for Lowdham C of E primary school. I have two children who attend childcare and education settings in the village.

My parish council interests lie around flood alleviation, health provision and community services. I am a member of the Lowdham Flood Action Group (FLAG), and I am a link councillor to the Environment Agency on the flood alleviation work in the village.

 

Cllr Paul Harrison

I have lived in and around the Nottingham area since 1977 and moved to Lowdham over 20 years ago.  This will be my second stint as a parish councillor (having served previously in 2004-7).  I am married and fast approaching retirement.  My background is in finance where I have held a number of senior positions and I hope that some of my knowledge can help manage the council’s budgeting and financial performance.

 

Cllr Andy Coles

I have lived with my family in the village for over 10 years now, and have been active initially with Friends of Lowdham School and more recently with the Lowdham Colts Football Club where I am on the committee as the Child Welfare Officer.

I have a passion for bringing the community together by involving all ages in various village events. I became a Parish Councillor to help maintain and preserve the uniqueness of our village. We are very lucky to live in such a beautiful rural environment.

I believe the parish council is appointed to actively represent the parishioners, operating with trust, soundness of thinking, openness and fair judgement to ensure Lowdham can continue to offer people what it has to me and my family in the future, whilst retaining the character and open spaces that make it the place it is today.

 

Cllr Mike Poyzer 

Having lived most of my life in various parts of Nottingham city it has been a joy to join the residents of Lowdham for the last 10 years. I only regret not moving here sooner.
I was the founder member of Nottingham Organic Gardeners 28 years ago and so a keen gardener & promoter of environmental issues.