Help elect Liz Withington to Norfolk County Council
Liz moved to Sheringham in 1994 when her husband’s work brought them to the area. Growing up abroad in Germany and Spain and with many moves, Sheringham is the first place, where she felt she has put down roots.
Both of her sons grew up here and have attended local schools and benefited from being part of, what she believes is a strong, caring and thriving community.
A background in the family business, one of which her own family have continued, and in education gives her a wide range of interests and an understanding of how the services offered by the town impact the future development of the town, its community and local economy.
Liz feels it’s vitally important that the council actively engage with the local community and have an understanding of the priorities of the community they represent, in order to be able to give strong direction in moving the town forward. This is not about party politics. Liz feels the most important role of a councillor is to listen to, prioritise, represent and resolve local issues.
Prior to becoming a Town Councillor in 2015, the community has always been at the heart of what Liz does. She has always been involved in community groups and activities. This has ranged from local youth football, Ladybird pre-school nursery, The WI and Carnival. More recently she has been leading on and is passionate about Sheringham retaining its status as a Dementia Friendly Community (SDFC).
As Deputy Mayor, she is leading on developing the Town Centre as a PedestrianFriendly Zone and improving the visitor experience in the Town with new signage schemes.
February 2020 saw Liz set up Sheringham Community Support which now coordinates 100+ volunteers to support the carers, lonely and vulnerable people in the town.
With a degree in Environmental Education from the UEA, Liz has always had the concern to hand on a sustainable future for our children. As a result, she initiated SheringhamPlastic Aware, the first community in Norfolk and Suffolk to achieve Plastic FreeCommunity Status. This also led to the development of Sustainable Sheringham and she initiated and got the Town Council to declare a Climate Emergency for the town.
Every pound you can donate will help her make sure the people of Sheringham have their voices heard on May 6th.