Janet Patrick

Janet Patrick


Cllr Patrick

Councillor Janet Patrick was elected to the Council in May 2011. Janet spent her childhood in Wales, went to secondary school in Birmingham and graduated in Social Science from Hull with a PGCE from London University.

Janet has combined bringing up a family in Beeston with living for seventeen years in developing countries including Nigeria, New Guinea and Pakistan, ending with nine years in Malawi where she taught children with special needs. Returning to Beeston in 2002 she has been a special needs teacher at Oak Field School.

Janet has always enjoyed being part of the community in Beeston. With Brian Clough she opened the Oxfam shop in 1976, was a founding member of Voluntary Action Broxtowe and then a voluntary worker for the CAB in Beeston for ten years. She continues to be a trustee of the Broxtowe Citizens Advice after representing the Council there for the last four years. She is a Methodist local preacher and a member of Chilwell Road Methodist Church. She enjoys gardening and travelling to countries she has lived in.

Janet's concern over the effects of the cuts in public spending on the most vulnerable members of our society led her into politics before the 2010 General Election. She is one of the two Labour councillors representing Beeston West.

During her time as Chair of People and Places Investigation and Enquiry Group, Broxtowe Borough Council committed to being a Dementia Friendly Community. Janet is currently promoting work of Ending Loneliness in Broxtowe and as Chair of Beeston Dementia Friends helps organize the Beeston Memory café which meets twice a month at the Beeston Resource Centre.

She is a member of the Overview and Scrutiny group and the Strategic Planning & Economic Development Examination & Enquiry Group, and is vice-chair of the Members' Development Group. In addition she serves on the Beeston Town Centre Advisory group and the Housing Payments Group.

With her fellow councillor Greg Marshall, Janet produces a local leaflet three times a year 'Working hard for Beeston West'. They hold a monthly surgery in Beeston library from 10 till noon on the first Saturday of the month and organize Community Action Team [CAT] meetings three times a year. Janet represents residents in planning issues and has ongoing casework.

She says: "It has been a privilege to be part of Beeston during these exciting times. Where else can you find a town rebuilding its town centre and developing a tram in these hard economic times?  I will continue to work hard for the people of Beeston West and for all the residents of Broxtowe."

16 Devonshire Avenue
United Kingdom

Email: Janet.Patrick@broxtowe.gov.uk

Tel: 0115 925 0385

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