District Councillor for the Scotter & Blyton Ward
I am usually just known as Pat, I moved to Lincolnshire in 1968 living in Lincoln and the West Lindsey villages of Welton, Scothern and Saxilby before moving to Scotter twenty years ago.
I worked in Lincoln for seventeen years at the Electronics company AEI, later known as Marconi, working my way up within the firm.
I met my husband Roy there, thirty-four years ago, and we celebrate our Silver wedding on March 17th this year. Following Roy’s retirement, I moved into Accountancy and then later Sales. We both wanted to work and spend more time together, seizing the opportunity to purchase Ivy Lodge in May 1994.
We have thoroughly enjoyed living in Scotter, developing the business, and providing Bed & Breakfast to some wonderful people, many of whom have since settled locally.
In 2006 I was fortunate to study for a two-year Foundation Business Degree. I graduated with my degree from Lincoln University in 2008, as a mature student, having studied at North Lindsey College. This experience has brought me up to date, and in to the twenty-first century, with work, employment and business practices. I can therefore understand the issues faced by all hardworking, local people in our day to day lives.
My time within the hospitality industry led me to being made a Non-executive Director of Lincolnshire Tourism around 2010. Tourism is an important component of the local economy of West Lindsey. I am pleased that during my time in this post I helped secure a dedicated council employee with responsibility for tourism.
I was delighted when the White Swan reopened together with the Old Post Office restaurant, attracting new business, jobs and expertise to the area through tourism, and for the enjoyment of the locals. I want to ensure we support local businesses, as the knock-on effects are so important to our entire local economy, and that our whole area is able to prosper.
By listening, working hard and bringing a fresh approach to the role of District Councillor it is my hope that I can make a difference. I want to carry on the good work that both the late councillors Chris Underwood-Frost and William Parry, brought about representing the people of Scotter Ward for over a decade.
I look forward to meeting and speaking with as many local residents as possible, identifying our shared priorities, to fight and to build a secure future for all the residents and communities of the Scotter ward. With your support, I can focus on how best to ensure that the services we rely on being provided by West Lindsey District Council are maintained.
In 2018 Pat was elected Chairman of West Lindsey District Council.
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