the Amman Valley, Carmarthenshire the daughter of a coal miner, I was brought
up in a close knit village community.
Education was a priority in my family and I was encouraged to work hard in school which enabled me to pass my 11 plus and gain entry to Amman Valley Grammar School. After which I qualified as a Teacher at Swansea College of Education.
Marriage brought me to live in Port Talbot and after a year working for the Post Office at Cardiff, I obtained a teaching post in the Afan Valley where I taught for the rest of my career. Coming from a similar background I felt that I had an affinity with my pupils and parents and I feel privileged to have had an input into the lives of so many young people. In my current role as a Councillor I hope that I will have the opportunity to encourage the young people and parents of the area the importance of education and to take advantage of the services provided by the excellent schools we have in our community.
I have lived in Cimla for around 40 years and love the area. I am a member of Saint Peter and Saint Paul’s Church and sing in the Church Choir.
I am Secretary of Neath Town Council Mayoress Appeal where we organize events to raise money to enable us to purchase Christmas gifts for those children who find themselves in care or refuge through no fault of their own.
Over the past two years I have, as Mayoress, met so many wonderful people from all sorts of organizations, I have visited schools in the area and attended many local events. This has been a memorable experience which has been instrumental in my decision to become a Town Councillor to serve the people of this unique, historical Town.
I joined the Labour party in 2019 and this year was proud to receive the confidence of the Mount Pleasant community when they elected me as one of their Town Councillors.
I am married with one son and two grandchildren. I’m a Welsh speaker. My hobbies include gardening, reading, playing scrabble and driving my little white car, which I call Anton.