Emma Whymark– “Hello. I was born Emma Ford and I’m a local having grown up in Salhouse although I went to Rackheath Primary School. I moved back to Rackheath in 2000 with my husband and children.
Life is busy, I work full time as a teacher – I teach teenagers who have been permanently excluded from mainstream education, a job I love. I have been a volunteer in many different capacities ever since we moved back. I started by joining the successful campaign to ensure the council built the new school before the land reverted back to the developers. I then joined the Bombers committee and shortly afterwards became a school governor at the Primary school in 2001 where I was Chair for seven years. I left the governors to have a break but joined the Parish Council fairly quickly and was elected to the role of Chair last year.
I do try to have fun too! I can regularly be found in the Sole and Heel and I have played in various bands throughout my adult life – my current project is a 1940s vocal group.
I am saddened by the development this village faces but feel it is vitally important that we do all we can to retain our heritage and to help shape the future of our community. This is why I have been so passionate about ensuring that the village has its Neighbourhood Plan and that the Parish Council works with Broadland District Council to shape their view of the development of our village.”