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Ward: Bilborough Ward
I was elected as a councillor for the Bilborough Ward at a by-election in April 2013.
I came to Nottingham in 1978 after training as a teacher and attending music college in London. Following a short period of teaching, whilst living in Forest Fields, I took a secretarial course and did a variety of jobs in offices and as a self-employed musician. I returned to teaching in 1990, trained as a Teacher of the Deaf and moved to Bilborough where I met my husband, Peter. I've taught in primary, secondary and special schools in Bilborough and have been a governor at several schools and colleges. I am now an Associate Governor at Mellers Primary School. I've done voluntary work with the police and have been a Victim Support volunteer.
In contrast to my longstanding interest in early music, I started learning the drums in 2008 and now play with a big band, the Shipstone Street Jazz Orchestra, and my own quintet, Cool Jazz. I also enjoy gardening, singing and languages.
My particular interests are in education, disability, culture, youth employment and, at the other end of the scale, supporting older people so that they can stay in their own homes for as long as possible and making Bilborough an age-friendly place to live. In 2019 I started a monthly Memory Cafe for local residents. In 2016 I started Bilborough Arts Festival, a week-long summer celebration of the arts which involves residents of all ages as well as our local schools.
Committees, Attendance and Voting Record
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Membership of Outside Organisations
Register of Interests
- Councillor Wendy Smith Annual Report 2015-16
- Councillor W Smith Annual Report 2016-17
- Councillor W Smith Annual Report 2017-18
- Bilborough Ward Annual Report 2019-20