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Cllr Rosemary Healy

Rosemary Healy

As an elected local Councillor since 2011, Rosemary is passionate about working with the local communities, particularly in areas of deprivation.

About Rosemary

Rosemary's career has included working as a Classical Musician, Schoolteacher, Community Activist, and Businesswoman, running her own business and being a mum of three boys. As a School Governor, she leads on literacy and promoting aspirations of children from disadvantaged backgrounds.

My biggest influence 

Fyodor Dostoyevsky for Crime and Punishment from drawing the reader into the fascinating mental processes of a murderer.

Albert Camus for L’Etranger which I read in French.  The description of swimming was so vivid I felt that I actually in there.  The exploration of how we can be swayed by large numbers making opinion seem like fact.  The existentialist values and freedom

Simone deBeauvoir for The Second Sex, a book ahead of its time exploring what it is to be female and feminist.

For me to be able to pick up a book and read the carefully considered words of key figures in any country or period of history at will is thrilling.

Creativity can unlock potential talent and promote our shared culture, which brings communities together at a time when so much of life is in isolation much to our detriment. Nottingham has much to celebrate culturally but we must build on this or risk losing it.

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