Jessica has lived in Small Dole in the Bramber Castle Division for 17 years and has a teenage son who attends Steyning Grammar School. She works at Sussex University as an administrative assistant in a team which supports students with disabilities. Also a graduate of Sussex University, Jessica has a Masters degree from the Open University.
A member of the Bramber Castle Focus Team,. Jessica has worked with retiring County Councillor Derek Deedman on a number of campaigns on behalf of the local community.
A previous member of Upper Beeding Parish Council, Jessica is currently the Chairman of the Small Dole Village Hall Committee and in addition she has assisted in the preparation of the Steyning & District Community Plan.
Jessica is committed to working to ensure the retention of services on which local people, particularly the older and younger members of the community, depend, and the improvement of services.
If elected to represent the Bramber Castle Division on 2 May, Jessica wants to use her knowledge and experience to support the Liberal Democrat manifesto commitment to use some of the excessive reserves built up by the Conservatives to reduce the impact of the recent cuts to these services, to increase services for vulnerable adults, especially those with learning disabilities, young people services and bus services.
Jessica also wants to continue the work of retiring Lib Dem County Councillor, Derek Deedman, and if elected on 2 May would work hard for local people. She would keep them regularly informed of her actions on their behalf at County Hall, consulting them on local issues and campaign for improvements to services in the area such as a safe Downs Link crossing of the A283 in Bramber, safety improvements at the Horsham Road and Canons Way junction on the Steyning Bypass, speed reductions on the Henfield Road in Upper Beeding and removal of the Bramber speed humps scheme.
Finally Jessica is appalled at the lack of road maintenance by the County Conservatives over the years that resulted in the considerable number of potholes across the County this last winter. And, if elected on 2 May, she will support the implementation of the Liberal Democrat manifesto commitment to invest in the maintenance of the county’s roads, pavements and cycle ways, to help to reduce injuries to pedestrians, cyclists and damage to vehicles.