Councillor Charlotte Clarke
Our family moved to Harston from London in 2000 and we have found the village a great place to live and bring up our 3 children. In my working life I lived in London, Paris and New York working in international relations, event management and latterly in the travel industry. My last job was with a specialist travel company involved with group and individual travel to performing arts events around the world.
While we have lived in Harston, I have enjoyed getting involved with village and local groups, and using my event managements skills as part of the teams preparing diverse events from Gold and Diamond Jubilee picnics to fundraising events for the Village Hall and All Saints’ Church. I cook regularly for the Over 60s Monday Lunch Club which is a good way to get to know some of the people who have lived in the village for many years and to hear their stories. I am a coach at the Riding for the Disabled group at Barrington which provides weekly sessions for children from Castle School in Cambridge. I am also a keen gardener and co-ordinated Harston Open Gardens in 2018 as well as the annual Harston Plant Sale.
I believe it is crucial that Harston maintains its identity as a village amidst the proposed development plans and am proud to be part of the Working Group furthering proposals to develop a Neighbourhood Plan for Harston. I have recently joined the Parish Council and hope to be able to contribute, especially in protecting the village’s heritage and green spaces and enhancing the community facilities for all residents.