An Interview with: Lynne Taylor

An Interview with: Lynne Taylor

An interview with the Town Council's very own Lynne Taylor.

I became a Town Councillor in 2003, when the Town Council was first created. The inspiration to become a Councillor came about via an issue in the Town that was not sitting right with me. There was a vacancy as a co-option for Drayton Ward and I was approached by a mutual friend to see if I would be interested. I was and I was voted in. The rest, as they say, is history.

Over the past 16 years, there have been many memorable moments, too many to recount, both positive and challenging. I became Mayor and Chair of Council for the first-time last year, which was a wonderful experience. The sheer amount of people that I got to meet in the Town was phenomenal and I was overwhelmed by the level of Daventry's community spirit.

I was born and bred in Wellingborough, but my husband, Paul, is from Daventry. We moved here in the mid 70's and it was the best decision we made. Bowen Square had just been developed, and everything seemed to be expanding. Although it has grown, Daventry to me feels the same; it still holds the same charm and friendly atmosphere as it did back then.

My dream for Daventry is to see us to continue to grow as a community. Progress and change are inevitable and as a Town Council, our responsibility is to ensure that the residents views continue to be heard. We cannot be complacent in what we are doing. With 'unitary' around the corner, it is an opportunity for the Town Council to consider taking on more services. We are ready, willing and able.

Posted: Wed, 27 Feb 2019 11:22 by Amy Simpson

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