Meet Councillor Anita Collier who was elected Mayor of Frome on 20th May 2020 at the Annual Council Meeting of Frome Town Council.
Anita represents the Berkley Down Ward of Frome as a councillor for Independents for Frome.
I consider myself to be a real ‘Fromie’!
I’ve lived here since 1964. I took my ‘A’ levels at the old Frome Tech in Park Road and worked at Lloyds Bank in the town until I married and moved to London in 1968. Ten years later, at the end of my marriage, I came back and was lucky enough to meet and marry a Frome man in 1980 and have two wonderful sons. I was widowed in 2010, but have now been with my partner, Steve for two years.
My working life has been pretty chequered, including banking, the world of advertising, tourism, event management, and employee engagement, as well as running my own catering business. In the 50+ years since I’ve known Frome, I have loved and still love watching the town change and grow.
I’m keen on socialising and have organised many events, including running annual trips for approx. 100 women to various parts of Europe, day trips to the seaside for local mums and organising the Millenium Ball at the College for 500 guests(I was a Governor and Chair of the PTA at the time). I was Chair of Trustees for ‘We Hear You’ for 12 years and have hosted several ‘Open Day’ charity events in my garden to raise money for local causes.
I’m deeply fond of green spaces and love to see nature at work. I’m also passionate about our community and will do everything I can to encourage an even greater community spirit. That, and working with all our local businesses to help them thrive and become more environmentally aware, as well as encouraging more businesses into the town, will be my focus.
I have loved my year as Deputy Mayor and am looking forward to representing the town as your Mayor at every opportunity. We’re in strange times and no doubt much of the early part of my Mayorship will either be in lockdown, or certainly adhering to social distancing, but Frome is a resilient town and I know with your help we will come through this. We have the chance to be more economically mindful, more environmentally aware and even more community minded. So, let’s do this, Frome! We’re in this together!
I’m always available to be contacted and would love to hear from you. Please email me with any queries, or just to let me know your thoughts at firstname.lastname@example.org
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