Julie Gillies

About Me

Born and bred in Norwich, I moved to Stilton in 2005.  Happily married for 33 years and have one son.

Have worked all my employable years as an administrator mostly in Local Government, am a former Beaver Leader (known as Rainbow), Event Organiser, Committee Secretary, Clerk to Governing Bodies, NVQ Assessor and was a parent representative on two Sure Start Schemes (known later as Children’s Centres).

I left school with mediocre qualifications (believe it or not, I was quite shy then and barely said a word to anyone).  Returned to studying again in 2008 and continued until 2013 whilst working full-time, mothering and Scouting, enjoyed every minute and sharing learning with the people I met along the journey.

I’m a positive and happy person, never enjoyed cooking (would rather clean), enjoy travelling, fine cuisine, gardening but mostly socialising and getting together with family and friends.

As Pavilion Administrator, I’m hoping the building will be the flagship ‘go to’ building in Stilton and the wider community for recreation and private functions.

Julianne Lawrence

About Me

From Yorkshire, 2 children, 2 dogs, one partner (although if Ryan Reynolds asked nicely, I might be able to make room for him at the inn too!)

Travelled far and wide before settling in Folksworth a couple of years ago.  Staying put as we’re renovating an old house and by the time that’s finished (sometimes feels like it’s 1 step forward, 2 steps back), I’m told that we’re off travelling around the world on a boat … that we will be sailing ourselves … even though I get terrible seasickness.  I like adventures though and I like challenges so it’ll be all aboard for me, the dogs, kids, the Captain (and maybe even Ryan!)

For now, I’m really enjoying living here, walking the hounds, eating the world-class puddings at The Bell, biking multiple routes off Bullock Road and learning more than I ever thought possible alongside the lovely group of folk that make up Stilton Parish Council.