Helen Booth

I aim to uphold the principles of the World's First Garden City and, in particular, the community's access to our open spaces and our special Green Belt.

My husband and I brought our young family to Letchworth in 1982, attracted by the 'quirky' nature of this individual, model town and the opportunities it offered to raise our children in a safe and beautiful environment. We live in the house formerly belonging to Horace Plinston, and over the years have grown to appreciate all that he did to preserve the unique character of Letchworth.

As a recently retired teacher with forty years' experience in education, I would like to be involved in helping pupils and teachers in our local schools as they face the ever increasing demands of our modern society. My special training is with young children, and the provision of facilities for pre and early school years is close to my heart.

The Arts and Crafts Movement was a major influence in the founding of Letchworth and is an important part of my life. I studied Art and Architecture at college and based much of my teaching on art over the years.

I am an active member of the Letchworth Women's Institute, of our local church and of the Norton St Nicholas Bell-ringing Tower, as well as enjoying the Film Club at our wonderful Broadway Cinema.

However, I believe that we need to meet the needs of the 21st century, without losing the special characteristics of this, the First Garden City, which is used as a model for town planning around the World.

  • Elected Governor