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Helen Cooper – Welbeck

Helen CooperI was born on a farm on the Clumber Estate and attended Carburton School. I worked as an internal auditor for a large American bank in the City of London. I returned to Worksop twenty years ago, hoping to see more of my family, i helped look after my grandmother before she had to go into a care home.. This experience helped with the work i did at a care home in Worksop arranging activities and outings for residents i am passionate about Worksop and have seen improvements since i returned but there is still scope for more. I am a member of the Doncaster and Worksop foundation trust. This monitors the work of the trust and entails meeting four times a year. I think we are lucky to have such a local and accessible hospital one of my concerns is transport in the area.

I rely on buses. The Robin Hood Line has been an advantage for some villages but it is not so good for people relying on the Worksop to Mansfield bus through Cuckney and Warsop. Since they are having their services reduced I also worry about the speed of the traffic on the a60 and know of two fatalities. On this road as a Christian i attend both the Priory Church and St Johns where i help with a mother and toddler group. I volunteer at a drop-in centre that provides hot meals and a base for the homeless, abusers of drugs and alcohol and those on the margins of society

i have been a liberal democrat for many years and stood in previous local elections. It is very important to try and break the two party stranglehold of alternative Labour and Conservative Parties in power as the party that is elected seeks to change all the decisions made by the other party.

As a woman from a local farming family seeking to improve our community I ask that you would vote for me to be your councillor