Seats Held: Braintree District Council Kelvedon and Feering ward
Jenny Sandum was elected as a Green Party councillor to represent Kelvedon and Feering ward of Braintree District Council in May 2019. She has lived in Feering for the last 16 years, along with her husband, children, dog and tortoise. After graduating from Bath University with a first class honours degree in International Management & French, she worked in London for nine years, before taking a career break in 2008 to look after her two young children. Since that time, she has worked in a variety of local part time roles at Essex Wildlife Trust, Feering Primary School and Tiptree Veterinary Centre, as well as volunteering at Samaritans for several years and being awarded a counselling diploma with distinction.
Jenny is passionate about protecting our environment, nature and wildlife, as well as maintaining important services such as our local libraries. She shares the concerns of local residents that there has been so much development on greenfield agricultural sites in recent years, and Jenny continues to campaign for future development to be more sustainable and in suitable locations. In addition, Jenny strongly believes that greater investment in green infrastructure such as cycle paths and community woodlands can offer a win-win scenario, allowing us to do our bit for the planet at the same time as improving our own local surroundings.