Rowenna Brock standing in Boslowick for Falmouth Town Council
I have been a Falmouth Town Councillor for Boslowick ward since the elections in 2013 and am one of the youngest (in years) Councillors at present. I stand on a number of the Council’s committees and am Chair of the Licensing Committee.
As a night-time economy ‘champion’ and Licensing Chair I have worked with Mark Williams, Town Clerk to reinstate and upgrade the CCTV within Falmouth and I currently Chair the West-Cornwall CCTV Steering Group. I have also worked with the Street Pastors and donated some of my Community Chest money towards their running costs; they are a great cause as I saw first-hand on my volunteer shift with them last year.
I am passionate about planning for a future Falmouth that provides a sustainable community for all; integrating long-standing residents and those newer to the area, the old and young. I continue to play an active role on the Planning Committee and am currently working with residents on Trescobeas Road in their campaign to have the school’s proposed 3G sports pitch moved to a more suitable site within the school grounds to ensure that this valuable asset is able to truly fulfil all its’ promised benefits.
I am very much looking forward to planned introduction of the Article 4 directive for Falmouth as I see it as an important measure to at first prevent and then scale back, the dearth of below-standard rental accommodation we have in the town. I will be campaigning to ensure that all members of our community come out in force to vote with the Town Council when the referendum takes place.
Now to a bit about me…I’ve been a resident of Falmouth since I was about 18months old and I have family links to the wider area stretching back to the 1920s. Initially, I was educated at Tremough Convent and then Penryn Community School. Having completed A levels at Truro College and later an apprenticeship, I moved away from the county in 2000 to study Primary Education at Birmingham City University, remaining in Birmingham and teaching in some of the most deprived inner-city areas until 2008. After teaching in Eritrea, East Africa and travelling extensively, I returned to Cornwall permanently in 2010 and have lived with my husband, Richard, in Boslowick since then. My day job is now PA to the Proprietor of St Michael’s Hotel.
I was an Independent Councillor and became a Labour Councillor just before the National Election because I have always tried to be honest and upfront in my role as Councillor for Boslowick. It just did not sit right with me that I was a Labour supporter privately and not publicly. I hold Labour’s key ideals very dearly, that if we stand together we achieve more than we achieve alone and that power, wealth and opportunity should be the in hands of the many not the few.
07585 809852 (evenings are best to call and email is better)