Cllr Felicity Parnham

Cllr Felicity Parnham

North Ward

Cllr Parnham leads on the CK Futures project. She leads, together with Cllr Johnson, in relation to Community Open Meetings. She represents the Council on the C5 Parish Councils Group.

About me

I grew up in Yorkshire. From the age of 13, I had part-time jobs including working in hotels, a cinema and in local places of worship. I left school after my A levels and joined the Civil Service, working for ten years at the British Library in West Yorkshire. Subsequently, I worked in retail for six years at Mappin & Webb and Ogdens of Harrogate as a silver and jewellery stock keeper. I moved to Charlton Kings in 1993 and re-joined the Civil Service, working at GCHQ until 2019 with a particular focus on "making change happen". My daughter attended St Edward's School from the age of 2 to 18, and my husband was a member of the PTA at the school for many years. Shortly after moving to Charlton Kings, I became involved in the Charlton Park Residents' Association. I have been very actively engaged with its work, which includes championing local issues eg Cox's Meadow and flood alleviation and supporting fundraising for local charities. I have held several roles and have now been its Chair for the last eight years.

Why I became a Councillor

I have been involved in my local community for many years through my work with the Charlton Park Residents' Association. Now that my work at GCHQ has ended, I have more time available and feel that my professional skills and experience enable me to contribute to projects that will benefit Charlton Kings and its residents.

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