Maureen moved to Wellingborough from Poole in 1975. Her career was extremely varied, allowing for raising a family of three and periods of study.
After qualifying for Youth and Community, Maureen ran a youth club in Battersea. She then gained a combined studies degree before working as a community warden in Nottingham, achieving qualifications in Management and IT at a later date.
Maureen’s daughters live locally and they continue to be an important part of her life. Long-term commitments in the local community include being a trustee of Service 6, an agency for young people, and as a school governor. She has been Chair of Kingsway Centre since 2006.
Elected as a Labour County Councillor for Croyland Division, Wellingborough, in May 2005, Maureen is keen to see decisions made by County Council enhance opportunities for the people of Northamptonshire. Maureen believes that creation of a decent environment and supporting people in developing their potential is essential to the health and well being of communities. She takes keen interest in local community associations and issue groups.
As a County Councillor, Maureen’s main committees are the Children and Young People Scrutiny and the Corporate Parenting Board. She chaired a Working Group during 2006/7 researching how Transition from Year 6 to Year 7 is dealt with in County Schools.
In May 2007 Maureen was also elected to Wellingborough Borough Council where she takes her growing awareness and interest around Youth to committees and groups there.
Other interests include membership of the NREC (Northamptonshire Racial Equality Council) and RAW (Race Action Wellingborough); Streets for People; live music, films and drama. Maureen also enjoys yoga, DIY and cycling. She is a member of Wellingborough Twinning Association.