Betty O'Connell

Member, Community Services Committee

24, Sidbury Hill Avenue,
SP9 7JN.
Tel: 01980 842394.

My name is Elizabeth O'Connell, although I have always been called Betty.  I live at 24 Sidbury Hill Avenue Tidworth. I have lived here since 1979.

I was born in Dublin and lived there until I married. As Tidworth was my husband's last posting and the five children were all at secondary school, we decided to settle here.  I was the Verger in the Catholic church for many years.  I was about to retire when my husband died suddenly. I have one son lives here in Tidworth the rest live some distance away. So when I did retire,  I decided to get involved with the community

I joined the council some years ago and I am on the community services commitee.

I had the pleasure of judging the" Tidworth in Bloom" competition last year and this year.  I also work with some of the volenteer groups within Aster communities.  I am the minutes secretary of the over sixties club, and a member of other organisations.