Jeanette Halliday has lived in Abingdon for over 40 years, and ran a holistic therapy clinic in the town centre in her professional name of JEANETTE RICKUS-PROSSER. She welcomes the exciting new plans to revitalise this area of the town, whilst at the same time preserving the town’s rich history and traditions.
As a town councillor, Jeanette suggested blue plaques should be placed on the town’s historic buildings. She has also taken an active part in planning Abingdon’s christmas lights, and the new building at the cemetery. During her 19 years serving on the Town Council Jeanette has chaired the planning and twinning committees, been Leader of the Council, and as Mayor of Abingdon established the Mayor's Cadets scheme.
As a District Councillor Jeanette has served on the licensing committee, brought forward motions voicing concerns with the Wootton Road roundabout, and the air pollution levels at the Drayton Road / Spring Road double roundabouts.
Jeanette is a keen voluntary worker, and has served as clerk to the St Edmund of Abingdon Memorial Trust, been a governor at Carswell, Thameside and Abingdon schools, is a former member of Christ’s Hospital, Abingdon Day Care Centre and Abingdon & District Chamber of Commerce. She is currently a member of the Albert Memorial Trust.
She is married to Jim, an environmental scientist. They have 2 children and three grandchildren.