Operational Group Member
Jennie has lived in Beccles for the last 13 years with her partner and their
In 2014, she set up the enterprise Wandering Arts to strengthen creativity
in schools and local communities in Norfolk and Suffolk and is currently
involved in developing Government arts programmes. Jennie believes
creativity and the arts are essential to the local community and has been
Chairperson of Beccles Society of Artists (BSA) since 2014.
Jennie has a degree in Fine Art and is a qualified teacher. Between
2010-2012, she was on the steering group to establish the Beccles Free
School (BFS) which opened in 2012. She became a member of the Local Advisory
Body for the BFS in 2018.
In 2015, Jennie graduated from the University of East Anglia with a Masters
degree in History of Art. During her studies, she developed a particular
interest in social and cultural changes in response to the urbanisation of a
landscape. Jennie is an affiliate member of the Royal Town Planning
Institute and has access to a wealth of knowledge about planning including
detailed information on key topics and core issues.
She has the desire to seek growth take place in a way which works with our
environment and the local community and is keen to see Beccles establish as
a vibrant place which people of all ages enjoy living in and visiting.
Jennie enjoys being part of a diverse team who seek to create solutions and
are open to innovation.