City Councillor for Kings Hedges
Alex Collis is one of the three city councillors for King’s Hedges, and was elected in May 2019’s by-election following the sad death of Nigel Gawthrope. She has lived in Kings Hedges for over twenty years, and brought up her son here as a single parent.
“It’s such a privilege to be able to represent my local community” says Alex. “I’ve seen some huge changes in the time I’ve been living here and am committed to supporting the area to reach its full potential. King’s Hedges has so much to offer, and is a really vibrant and resilient community. We’re out and about on the doorstep talking to residents every weekend, which is so important for councillors to keep in touch with what the community wants.”
Alex has a background in community work, and was heavily involved in volunteering and anti-poverty projects such as FoodCycle, where she was regional manager and instrumental in setting up the Arbury community meal. She is now lead councillor for anti poverty and sustainable food and recently led on the city council motion to back a food poverty action plan for Cambridge.
“I’ve really enjoyed working with the executive councillor for communities and officers to have some input into the work that the council is doing to address inequality in the city. We know inequality is an issue and that its impacts are felt here in King’s Hedges – and we need to address that.”
Alex is also the current chair of Abbey People, and is self-employed as a humanist funeral celebrant.
If you’d like to raise any issues around anti-poverty or sustainable food, or you’re a King’s Hedges resident and would like to speak to her about a local matter, you can email her on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07587 297657.