Clio lives in Gainsborough with her husband and two young children. In Gainsborough, she runs Pyrus Studio, a non-profit educational studio focusing on arts and crafts for all, with special courses for disabled adults and children. Pyrus Studio is set to offer courses across the area at new venues in 2017.
Clio graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music where she gained her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music in Vocal & Opera Performance. She believes music is incredibly important for everyone, especially children, and as such has volunteered at a local children’s center running a music group and there are similar groups at Pyrus Studio. As a soprano, Clio performs in the UK and Europe, and frequently for charitable events.
Clio is a member of Gainsborough Town Council and sits on the community services committee. This committee was responsible for applying for the WREN funding and helped pick the equipment for the newly refurbished Richmond park in Gainsborough which brought £200,000 of funding into the town.
By championing a huge tree survey of the area, allowing the council to identify damaged trees, Clio was glad to see the council reducing the risks to the users of its sites. She is passionate about tree preservation and care of our green spaces and trees. As a Councillor, she is currently championing the need for more defibrillators in local communities.
Clio is a director of “Pass it on” a local Lincolnshire charity helping families in need, who through a variety of situations including domestic abuse and homelessness find themselves in desperate situations often with no clothes, furniture or basic living items. The charity steps in to help people get back on their feet and we’ve been very glad to assist several families living in different divisions in Lincolnshire. Clio is qualified to support parents that choose to use reusable (cloth) nappies and is a qualified breast feeding peer supporter for the area.
She is the president of her local Women’s Institute, the Pyrus Pirates. Under her leadership, they have donated to and supported local charities and enjoy supporting local people and enterprises.
As a business owner, resident and parent living in Lincolnshire, the future growth and prosperity of our area is extremely important to Clio. She wants to help develop the thriving and dynamic county that she is proud to call home and make sure that the future is secure and successful for everyone.
Clio was appointed Support Councillor under the Highways, Transport and IT portfolio holder.