Cllr Gill Pettitt

Gill joined the council in

Gill is a member of the following:

  • Finance & Scrutiny Committee
  • Staffing Committee - Chair
  • Emergency Planning Group
  • Environmental Working Group - Chair
  • Website Working Group
  • Neighbourhood Plan
  • Gill is also a member of the Police And Communities Together (PACT) Scheme.

Cllr Pettitt's Register of Interests

About Gill:

We've been asked to provide an interesting nugget of information … well: I seem to, unwittingly, be a collector of slippers; I carry inordinate numbers of rocks and pebbles with me to each new home; and I cannot do anything without two pots (yes pots!) of tea inside me!

I have a varied work history, from Co-operative Housing in London, to building a rented housing management system, Bristol Mind, Hypnopsychotherapy, and supporting people with learning disabilities. The latter being because I wanted to understand the system completely after my parents passed on and my learning disabled brother became my prime responsibility. My brother and I were extraordinarily close in age and friendship, when young I acted as interpreter for him, we understood each other.

I was trained in the arts and continue with artistic pursuits, and have worked with a great many organisations in a voluntary capacity.

I have two beautiful girls, my daughter and grandaughter. My daughter, who by a strange quirk of circumstance is living in the the very same area that I was born, works in Content Marketing Strategy. My granddaughter is an excellent professional photographer living in Bristol. Currently, alas, I have no creature family, I do hope I can put that to rights soon! I thoroughly enjoy volunteering at the Wells & Mendip Museum, participating in putting on the occasional exhibition and have contributed to publications and research. I knit, sew and generally make things that I need, rather than buy them, if I can – more recently that has been focussed on reducing plastic so experimentation with shampoos, liquid soaps, healing balms and such like has been fun.

Deciding to move from the depths of Devon five years ago after family upheavals, my choices were Suffolk, (family roots), Bristol (family), or somewhere near Glastonbury. This last was because, during an Open University assignment to discuss whether the spirituality of an environment is defined by the landscape or the people, I fell in love with the area! Luckily, the first dwelling that caught me hook, line and sinker was here.

I have led an unconventional, nomadic life, living in many areas of England and Wales, but I know that I have now arrived and Somerset is where I want to stay. I hope that I can contribute to making sure St Cuthbert Out remains the beautiful place that it is for all of us.

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Last updated: Tue, 22 Sep 2020 06:13