County Councillor - Malvern Chase Division
Biography for Lucy Hodgson
I was educated at Whitford Hill School in Bromsgrove and then went onto the Alice Ottley School here in Worcester.
After leaving school in 1978 I attended Clarendon College in Nottingham where I studied Hotel and Catering Management.
Having worked in Nottingham for a number of years in the Catering Industry I moved to the South East working as a management trainee in the education sector of contract Catering. From here I moved back to Worcestershire and worked at BBC Wood Norton as part of the Catering Management Team. In 1992 I went to work at Pebble Mill where I was the assistant Catering Manager for a Contract caterer. In 2002 I moved to the University of Worcester where I was the Assistant Catering Manager working for Compass Group until I left to become the Mayor of Worcester in May 2008. Since then I have taken on my role of a councillor full time.
I am married to Stephen who working in the logistics industry and is also a member of Worcester City Councillor.
County Council Work
In 2009 I was elected to the County Council representing the Nunnery Division of the City. In my role as a county Councillor I sat on two Scrutiny boards – Children and Young People and Environment and Economy as well as being on the Hereford and Worcester Fire Authority.
Following the county election in May 2013 I was elected as County Councillor for Malvern Chase Division and I am also a member of County Council Cabinet with responsibility for Localism, Culture and Communities. This includes Libraries, Adult Learning, Registration Services, Achieving and Archaeology and Museum Services, Country Side Services and Worcestershire Regulatory Services
Other Roles and Interests
I am LEA school governor both for Lyppard Grange Primary School and Nunnery Wood High School Academy, and also a Governor of the Worcester College of Technology where I am the link governor for safeguarding as well as the vice chairman of the Audit Committee. I am the Honouree Vice President of St Paul’s Hostel as well as being vice chairman of the trustee board. Also I am a trustee of Lyppard Grange Community Centre. In 2011 I was awarded the Worcestershire Ambassadors Individual Corporate Social Responsibility award. I have also recently become a trustee of New Hope. Since 2009 I have been a member of the Vigornia Rotary Club. Last year I was appointed a trustee of the Malvern Food Bank.
In what spare time I have I enjoy cooking and baking, taking photos and watching the Worcester Warriors.