Cllr. Mrs. J. Hall
- 52 Blaby Road,
- 0794 199 1617
Judy, born and brought up in Market Bosworth, attended St Peter's Primary School in Market Bosworth, St Martin's, Stoke Golding, and English Martyrs in Leicester. At 17 she started A Levels and found a summer job with Marks and Spencers. Preferring this to study she left school and 'found a proper job' with Mothercare, eventually becoming stockroom manager. After four years Judy moved to Next, working her way up the ranks to merchandiser during the 10 years she was there.
Judy and her future husband bought a house in Castle Donington and spent several years renovating it before getting married and moving in. She married Steve in 1992 in Market Bosworth and two years later they moved to Enderby. Judy has three children Hannah, Charlotte and Tommy who have all attended the village schools.
After Next, Judy became a driving instructor and has been doing that ever since. She finds it very rewarding and said there are not many jobs where you can help change the course of a person's life by helping them to become skilled. "They start off as pupils and end up as friends," she added. Judy has developed as a driver trainer by continuing her practical and academic studies and now holds many elite driver training related qualifications.
Her passion for road safety is reflected in her driver training and to further progress this aspect of her career six years ago, she started working part time for the Road Safety Team of Leicester City Council. Since then she has become majorly involved in many Road Safety programmes and is also certified as a Child Car Seat 'expert'.
In January 2004, she took on the role of Enderby Parish Councillor. She is currently in her second term as Council Chairman and said she is enjoying the challenge. In past years, she has chaired the Recreation and Amenities Committee and as a member of the Parish Council she also serves on the Planning Committee and the Policy and Finance Committee. Judy is also serving on the two current working parties concerning play equipment and the Christmas lighting scheme.
Enderby is a perfectly placed village, Judy said; near to the motorway network, far enough away from the city, yet near to the countryside. "It's a nice place to live."
There are many activities available in Enderby: the Leisure Centre, guiding and scouting associations (Judy was Brown Owl with the Brownies for about seven years), bowls, tennis, cricket etc. etc. "What more could a village want?" she said.
Judy believes there are exciting and challenging times ahead for Enderby. She acknowledges that parking and Enderby's infrastructure are issues that affect the majority of villagers and will continue to be of concern for years to come, but there is a great deal of change envisaged and whatever is happening, she said, it is her intention be part of it.