Councillor Sue Smith
Cllr Sue Smith is the current Chair of Woughton Community Council.
She is also Chair of the Policy and Resources Committee and sits on the Services and Operations Committee.
Attendance (based on 2017/18 Council Year)
Full Council 7/7
P and R 5/5
Cllr Smith has been a resident in Woughton since 2006 (and prior to that, lived on a narrow boat that was often moored on the parish). She became in Councillor in 2007 as she is passionate about making a difference. Cllr Smith has 3 step daughters and 6 grandchildren who visit often. She also has 3 dogs, 2 German shepherds and a tiny chihuahua.
In the last year, Cllr Smith has attended the NALC conference, was lead member for the Neighbourhood Plan and worked hard alongside the steering group to ready it for the referendum last Oct. She has also helped judge the school parking project posters and awarded the prizes to the winners in assemblies. Cllr Smith has also:
- Attended every MKC/YourMK regeneration meetings.
- Helped organise the summer ball.
- Attended meetings on Peartree Bridge regarding the Arts project.
- Attended 2 joint conferences with Campbell Park Parish Council.
- Attended all the Thames Valley Police Forums and recently became the Chair.
- Held one to ones with fellow Councillors regarding self-development.
- Attended the mayors civil service and civil reception, and new mayor’s inauguration.
- Held chairs awards.
- Attended Peartree bridge residents’ meetings and now they have a new resident association.
- Attend monthly meetings with the Housing manager for the Parish, exchanging information which helps with all sorts of things.
- Initiated contact with MK college principal regarding the possible sale of the Leadenhall site and what housing options we have.
- Worked with Councillor Fuller, over the bank Holiday in May, when residents became victims of the floods, alongside MKC and Mears .We then set up a emergency page on Facebook where residents could update us and also a resident association forum so we could all pool our information and updates and learn more regarding an emergency incident plan, which we now have in hand.
- Attended training for GDPR, chair skills, finance, food hygiene update training and did some training for fellow councillors.
- Attended Parking meetings for the whole parish and Resident Associations for the parish.
- Organised day trips for chatter and Natter and cook most weeks with help from volunteers.
- Attended Armed Forces Day at MKC and remembrance services at Coffee hall war memorial (both children and adults services).
- Help other Councils with interviews and attend Senior Lead team weekly meetings.