Rachael Carley lives in Wye but knows the Downs North Ward extremely well through her passion for outdoor activities such as cycling and walking, which brings her into Chilham, Godmersham and Old Wives Lees most weekends. She currently volunteer for Sustrans – the charity that maintains the National Cycle Network, and work with Spokes – the East Kent Cycle Campaign. I look after the National Cycle Network in our Borough for Sustrans and have founded ‘Wye Active’ – which aims to improve local facilities for walking and cycling, including a proposed traffic -free route to Godmersham. I’ve recently facilitated events for all the cycle and active travel campaign groups in the County, to consider working together to support and encourage local councils to be more effective in tackling health, air quality and traffic issues – through the promotion of better facilities for active travel.
Her various professional and voluntary roles, together with background in business, management, youth and community engagement, combined with knowledge of the workings of parish, borough and county councils, gives many skills and qualities that equip her to be an effective and competent Borough Councillor.