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Half my life has been spent in and around Quorn, and my husband, Tony, and I finally became residents eight years ago when we moved from Rothley where I served on the Parish Council for twelve years.

A life-long volunteer since schooldays in Kent, I was co-opted to Quorn Parish Council in 2015 prompted by the call for volunteers to save the village library. The challenge of delivering the council’s ambition for the library as a key element of a refurbished Old School community hub drew on acquired skills gained in a professional background in marketing and project management in both the corporate and public sectors.

Quorn Parish Council has a remarkable record of achievement in the delivery of community benefits. It is a privilege to have been elected to be part of the team to continue that development further. The new and enlarged 2019 council brims with fresh new skills and experience. Members face exciting challenges ahead but we are working together to enhance further and protect the strong community spirit that already exists in the village.

As Vice Chair of the council, my role is to support the Chair, and ensure the recommendations of the recent governance review are adopted and applied, as a member of the Finance and General Purposes Committee. I also sit on the Grounds and Facilities Committee whose wide remit covers the management of the council’s indoor and outdoor community assets.

As a member of our Library Ops Working Group, I am an active volunteer as we develop the offering further. Beyond Quorn, playing tennis and bridge, and literary appreciation groups compete for my time, alongside family commitments in the south east.

cllr.olwen.jones@quorndon.org