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    Cllr. Vanessa Brown, HOVE PARK WARD
    Conservative Spokesperson for Children, Young People, Families and Skills
    Former Deputy Leader of the Conservative Group

    Member of Education Trusts Committee and the Health and Wellbeing Board

    Email – vanessa.brown@brighton-hove.gov.uk
    Telephone – 01273 291143
    Office Address – First Floor,1 Blatchington Road, Hove, BN3 3YP

    Vanessa is always available to meet residents at any time and hold surgeries about specific problems or situations relevant to the Ward as needed. She sends out Ward newssheets and targeted letters for information about more localised problems

    Vanessa was a primary school teacher but retired to focus on her Council work. Previously Vanessa has been Deputy Leader of the Conservative Group and the Cabinet Member for Children, Families and Schools, as the committee was previously called. She is a Trustee of the Brighton and Hove Educational Trust Fund, a Member of the Goldstone Valley Residents Association, Treasurer of Friends of Hove Park and a Member of Friends of the Three Cornered Copse.

    Vanessa has always lived in Hove. She is married with three grown-up sons, who were all educated locally. She joined Hove Borough Council in 1995 and has been a Brighton and Hove Councillor ever since.

    During the Conservative administration of the Council, Vanessa set up the Childrens Trust Board, which was the first time that outside stakeholders had taken part in the committee system for Children, Families and Schools. They have all continued to work closely with the Council to the benefit of the children in the City. Vanessa also set up the two academies that we have in the City.

    Vanessa would like to be remembered as a Councillor who always worked to represent her residents and for her contributions to making Brighton and Hove the best place for children to grow up in.