I moved to Alcester in 1988 and married Mark at St Nicholas Church. I am told that this ‘just about’ qualifies me as a local. I worked for Warwickshire County Council as an analyst/programmer for over 26 years, before retiring in 2015. We moved to Oversley Green in 2010, whereupon I joined the residents’ association (OGRA) and have been their treasurer since 2011. I am also a member of the Royal British Legion and have been treasurer of the Alcester branch since 2017. I was co-opted as the Town Council ward member for Oversley Green in 2017.
I joined the Planning and Community Care committees of the Town Council. Planning is a vital function if we are to have a say in the evolution of the town that we all love. Towns must grow to thrive, but it must be in ways that are sympathetic to the character of our community.
Community Care is a huge responsibility, at a time when national government is struggling to afford our growing and ageing population. Alcester is a Health and Well-being Town and the Community Care committee has a responsibility to drive projects arising from the Health and Well-being strategy. We currently have working groups covering Older People’s Services, Younger People’s Services, Community Safety and Business and Tourism. Our aim is to make the available money go further by recognising and targeting local priorities.
It is a huge honour and privilege to have been elected Mayor of Alcester by my fellow Town Councillors on 4 May 2021. With Mark, my husband and Consort, we are very excited as we look ahead to a year of hope and recovery for our very special town.
Contact Kathryn on: 07745 608567