District Councillor for Harpenden South & County Councillor for Harpenden South West
Teresa has served Harpenden as a Councillor for 30 years. A familiar face around the Town she has supported the community in numerous roles including District and Town Councillor, Town Mayor, School Governor and Trustee of local charities and President of the Harpenden Trust.
She has a reputation for getting things done, including the return of the Post Box to Southdown; the installation of a pelican crossing at Walkers Road; signalled crossing on the A1081; a zebra crossing at Piggottshill Lane; 20mph zones in Leyton Road and Cravells Road; the installation of 3 Speed Indicator Devices and the introduction of a lolly-pop lady and enhanced road safety measures outside St Dominic’s school; and the construction of a safer crossing point at Gibbs Close.
Over the years Teresa has worked with residents to ensure sufficient schools places in the Town and was a major driver for the building of the Katherine Warrington School.
Teresa really cares about the community and has worked in partnerships with local residents to install new play equipment in the 2 Southdown play areas and was a founding member of the Harpenden Hopper, a Community Bus service. During her time as Town Mayor, she lobbied and raised funds for the Skate Park.
“The Community of Harpenden is very important to me” says Teresa, “I would be privileged to be returned to County Hall so that I can continue to serve and support the whole community’s views, ideas and issues. My particular focus will be on the prevention of flooding; safer active travel, including 20mph zones; a clean and green environment in line with climate change concerns which might be used to bolster the emotional and mental wellbeing of the community; the recovery of local businesses post pandemic and supporting the voluntary sector.
Over the last 4 years at the County Council I have been privileged to be the Cabinet member for Children Young People and Families with responsibility for social care, children with special educational needs, youth services, youth offending, safeguarding, early years, health. In my Deputy Leader of the Council role, I have also had responsibility for developing the County Council’s Sustainability Strategy and Action Plan; I sit on the Equality and Inclusion Group and I also represent the County on the Local Government Association and am Vice Chair of the Children and Young People Board, which provides advice and guidance to the Government.”
Get in Touch with Teresa
Address: 5 Sibley Avenue, Harpenden, AL5 1HE
Telephone: 01582 761014