Melanie Ashworth

Candidate - Weston super Mare Bournville

#I have lived in North Somerset for over 40 years attending school and college.

I graduated in community development and youth studies, both of which are very close to my heart and have continued to hold onto this passion to help and support the young people and the issues they face today.

As the founder of ‘Mixed by Design’ a community organisation for mixed race families in rural areas, I am someone who is very much in touch with the important issues that North Somerset residents are concerned with.

As a trustee of Voluntary Action North Somerset (VANS) I am a great believer in promoting the importance of voluntary work and giving back something to your community. I get a great deal of satisfaction from mentoring young people, having trained as a mentor with the Youth Offending Team (YOTS). I am passionate about arts and culture and am currently planning an amazing contemporary space for Weston super Mare, which will incorporate urban style sports, world film, digital music, theatre space and much more.

I am dedicated to putting North Somerset and Weston super Mare back on the map for the right reasons; increasing robust mental health, high levels of happiness, great facilities, common sense policies, well being and creating great spaces to have a fantastically memorable time out.

I am a hard working, focused, dedicated individual with an infectious personality who is excited at the prospect of standing for election this May. I want to be part of the new team that can turn my ward and this town around.