Hazel was elected for the first time in May 2023 to both the Town Council and Breckland Council.
Hazel said: “I have lived and worked in Thetford for over ten years and I feel so lucky to live in such a beautiful town with rivers and green spaces throughout. Community groups and local businesses are an asset to our town and I believe that with the right investment Thetford has the potential to be a thriving and exciting place for us all to enjoy. My aims are to champion much needed investment including active travel routes, enhance and protect nature and biodiversity, develop community facilities and assist residents in accessing the help and resources they need”
During the election, Hazel pledged that, if elected, she will make sure to stand up for the people of Thetford. In the face of the cost-of-living crisis and climate emergency, she wants to be a Councillor who works hard to turn our town into the thriving and diverse place it has the potential to be.
On the Town Council Hazel is Vice Chair of the Amenities Committee and a member of the Planning Committee. On Breckland Council she is a reserve member of both the Scrutiny Committee and the Planning Committee.