Marlborough East - Kymee Cleasby
My early career was as a consultant for the accountancy sector, eventually running my own successful business. Then, things changed. I found my heart in the community, and a job in the charity sector followed. I love challenges and achieving a better outcome for disadvantaged people, particularly in my own community.
Here today in Marlborough
I moved to Marlborough in November 2019 and got involved right away. At the beginning of the year, when it became clear that the pandemic was closing in, I joined Marlborough Town Council's volunteer team, and coordinated zone1. Inspired by my granddaughter, I started a group for 4-10yr olds called The Marlborough Beanie Kids. We had over 103 families working in the garden and growing sunflowers, as a way to help them feel connected, while at home from school, a true community project, planting is now starting again!
Love Marlborough Kids Meals
I started this project to help families in Marlborough and the surrounding areas. Marlborough has it's share of struggling families at this time, not just those who are entitled to free school meals, but those who have seen their income drop by 20% for a year now, those who have been made redundant, and those small business owners who are excluded from government support through no fault of their own.
The future as a Liberal Democrat Wiltshire councillor
The Corona Virus has made it even more clear, that we cannot afford to sit on our hands, whilst others take advantage of our most vulnerable sectors in society. I believe that we must sow seeds now to reap the benefits in the future, in climate emergency issues, protecting our NHS, protecting the elderly, infirm and vulnerable, as well as the economy, has never been so important.
My big passions are the Housing Crisis and Social Care. Homes for the homeless, secure homes for those most vulnerable, compassionate housing for those we care for, and affordable local homes need new policies locally. Closely related, social care. The dignity of those we love most when they need it most. The recent appalling experiences of care homes and their residents has refocused our minds on this issue, and must be tackled at a local, as well as national level. Families are also a priority for me, and those policies which affect them