Town Mayor - Councillor Gloria Martin
It is traditional at this time to say a little about myself and it will come as no surprise to you that I am an import to Dunstable having been born in Marazion in deepest Cornwall.
I left Cornwall to train as a nurse at Guys Hospital in London and first set foot in Bedfordshire when I started my training as a midwife at the Luton and Dunstable Hospital and have lived in the area ever since.
The majority of my working life was spent as a Health Visitor but I was a College Lecturer in Health studies for ten years when my daughter was at school. During this time I gained an Open University Degree and a Teaching Certificate. The last few years before retiring I spent a lot of time involved with Domestic Violence and Child Protection cases, and training new Health Visitors.
I have chosen as my charities this year, Dunstable and District Scout Council, Hospice at Home Volunteers and South Bedfordshire Dial a Ride, all organisations that I have been personally involved with.
I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at the range of charity events that I will be holding during my Mayoral year to support these organisations.
As Mayor I will be happy to attend any local organisation, group, church or school that has an event or function, please invite me by contacting Michele Markus at firstname.lastname@example.org
or by phoning 01582 891404.