Councillor Linda Baxter

Stowmarket Town Mayor 2018-2019

Councillor Linda Baxter

I came to live in Suffolk 25 years ago, firstly in Elmswell and then in Stowmarket. I was born and raised in North London, but always felt that I was a country girl at heart. Between living in London and then the wilds of Southern Ireland, before coming here, I feel that I have experienced living in a variety of environments. Coming to live in Stowmarket I felt that I had arrived at where I belonged.

I have two grown up children, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, all living in London. They keep me young at heart and in touch with the issues of young people.

I have been a community psychiatric nurse all my working life and was able to retire at 55. I then trained as a counsellor and now work in private practice two days a week. I feel that in this I gained a greater understanding of the struggle that people go through and their need to have a fulfilling life.

As Stowmarket Town Mayor for 2018/19, I want to bring awareness to our town and all the good that goes on within it. With this in mind, the two charities that I have chosen to support during my Mayoral year are HomeStart Mid Suffolk and Citizens Advice Mid Suffolk, two very worthwhile organisations among the very many here in Stowmarket. It is these many organisations and businesses which I look forward to learning more about and by networking in this way, I hope it will promote growth within Stowmarket and the surrounding villages.

By representing Stowmarket, the work of the Town Council and all who live and work here, I hope that I can bring a positive picture of what makes Stowmarket a great place to live in.

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Inviting the Mayor to Events
The Town Mayor welcomes invitations to attend functions and fundraising events held in the Town. The Mayor also represents Stowmarket at functions outside the town, including our twin town in France – Verneuil sur Avre.

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