Ravenmeols: Catie Page
Cllr Catie Page was elected as Labour councillor for Ravenmeols Ward in May 2011.
Ravenmeols Ward covers parts of Formby and Ince Blundell.
Before being elected, Cllr Page was, and continues to be, an active community campaigner ensuring that issues and concerns of fellow Formby and Ince Blundell residents are tackled.
Name: Catie Page
Tel no: 01704 832 807
I have been a teacher for 25 years, in Knowsley, but the last 14 years in Sefton in permanent and supply teaching roles. I have experienced a wide variety of school within the authority.
Other roles I have had have included working as a civil servant for central government working for social allowances departments.
And I have also worked in retail.
I am a governor of a special school which serves families across the authority.
I've been a foster carer for the last 12 years caring and supporting young people from our community.
I've been a mature student where I studied mathematics and environmental studies as part of a degree.
Together with lots of people in Formby, I worked to raise funds for the pool.
And I've been a helper for a Beavers group in Formby.
I am also the leader of the Ravenmeols Ward Labour Action Team where I work with my Labour Party colleagues on issues which directly affect people's lives.
My priority for Ravenmeols is to be a representative to the people who live here, to be available in regular surgeries and also as and when people need my help and support.
I will work to develop publicly funded amenities, which Formby very much needs but which we currently play second fiddle within the authority especially considering we pay some of the highest taxes in Sefton.
I will also be working to ensure the retention of our already limited amenities such as the library, transport and particularly the bus passes which are under threat from this Conservative-Liberal Democrat government.
I have experience of children's service within Sefton and see a lot of strains within the service which need to be supported and put right for both children and staff.
I have worked within mainstream primary and special needs schools with children from three to young people of 16 and I have seen a lot of the good and outstanding provision available to this wide age group come under threat from cut backs from this Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition.
I am an active member of St Anne's church in Freshfield.
As leader of the Ravenmeols Ward Labour Action Team I work with my Labour Party colleagues on issues which directly affect people's lives and it is my goal to ensure that people in this community are heard both within Sefton and wider afield.