Background: Worked at Kodak Ltd for 24 years as a Stock Controller/Devolved Buyer until taking early retirement in 2002. Ann first came to Hoveton in 1957 and was a regular visitor to the village until moving here permanently in 2004. She was the Community Volunteer at Hoveton Police Station for 10 years, and she is currently the Treasurer of Hoveton & District W.I. and the Branch Secretary of Hoveton and Wroxham WEA. She is also a member of St. John’s Church Parochial Church Council. Ann has three grown-up children and six grandchildren.
What is the best thing about being a Parish Councillor?
“Having a voice in community matters and expressing the views of residents. My family have a long association with the village dating back to the 1950s.”
What do you like most about living in Hoveton?
“As I don’t drive, the good transport links are important to be able to travel into Norwich and visit my family in London. The convenience of local shops helps to establish a sense of community. The local library is very important to me as I am an avid reader.”
What is the most challenging aspect of being a Parish Councillor?
“Providing a balanced approach that meets the demands of ALL residents, given that some will have opposing opinions. I’m a member of the Hoveton Village Hall Management Committee but, despite publicising the Hall and the various groups that use it, more help is still needed to run the Hall. I would like to see the community engaged more in local activities.”