Weedon Bec Parish Council

Serving the people of Weedon Bec

Clerk: Mrs Susan Halkett
16, St Mary's Way, Weedon
Northamptonshire NN7 4QL

Cllr Ann Ranshaw

Cllr Ann Ranshaw

I've lived in Weedon since 2009 and joined the Parish Council in March 2011 at the suggestion of another councillor. There happened to be a vacancy when I went to a meeting to ask about a planning application. I thought long and hard about joining because I had been a Parish Clerk & Town Councillor elsewhere and understood the work involved.

Having joined, I quickly realised that my previous experience could best be used in planning. I am now retired but my career has been in the social policy and welfare sector including running a Citizens Advice Bureau, planning development of social services in a neighbouring county and jointly working with Milton Keynes health authority to develop new projects and services for older people. My first degree had been in Geography but as my 2 daughters became more independent I went back to University to take a Masters Degree and became a social worker ending my employed working life managing a child protection team.

I have a strong commitment to social justice. The Parish Council is a way of putting this into practice. Heading up the Neighbourhood Plan steering group was an opportunity to enable more people to have a say in the future of the village, question what goes on and help to make Weedon Bec fit for future challenges and generations.

Ann is a member of: Policy & Asset Review Group, Planning Committee and is Chairman of the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group.

01327 341057 (via Clerk)