Andrea has a passion for rural communities and Exmoor and works tirelessly and proactively with parishes from Mortehoe and West Down to Bratton Fleming and Brendon to ensure they get the help and the support they need.
Having brought up her own family on Exmoor, and now in Kentisbury, Andrea knows the challenges families and young people can face and is a strong campaigner for improved connectivity, transport and rural services. A prime example of this is her leadership in securing £2.2m of funding for a new roundabout at Lynton Cross on the A3123, improving road safety for residents and visitors, this is in addition to her instrumental role at Devon County Council in securing £60m for the improvements to the Link Road to the benefit of the whole of North Devon.
From securing funding for rural road repairs in villages including East Down, Shirwell and Berrynarbor to improving village services in Parracombe and Combe Martin, supporting the cinema in Lynton and the school in Marwood, Andrea’s close relationship with the 21 parishes she has represented mean they have been able to get the support they ask for.
If elected Andrea will continue her hard work and build on the strong relationship she has with communities in this large and unique part of Devon to enable a strong and prosperous future for all residents.
The Combe Martin Rural Division is one of the largest Divisions represented at Devon County Council.
The parishes respresented by Andrea are: Arlington, Berrynarbor, Bittadon, Bratton Fleming, Brendon and Countisbury, Challacombe, Combe Martin, East Down, Goodleigh, Kentisbury, Loxhore, Lynton and Lynmouth, Martinhoe, Marwood, Mortehoe, Parracombe, Pilton West, Shirwell, Stoke Rivers, Trentishoe and West Down.