Title: Leader of the Council
Party: Green Party
Ward: Hertford Bengeo
Other councillors representing this Ward:
Parish: Hertford - Bengeo North ; Hertford - Bengeo South
18b Bengeo Street
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I have lived in Bengeo for 20 years. I have a science background: after a PhD in Solar Energy, I spent 6 years at Imperial College London, in research. I switched careers in 1996 and became a science journalist, working as a writer and editor at New Scientist Magazine for over 15 years. Since then, I have been a primary school governor, helped set up and run local eco-group Transition Hertford + was one of the founders of Hertford Energy Now, a not-for-profit community-owned renewable energy co-operative. HEN installed solar panels on 3 local primary schools, saving them money and cutting their carbon. I was elected to EHDC in 2019, to HCC in 2021 for Hertford All Saints and re-elected to EHDC in2023 for Bengeo Ward.