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Councillor Anita Forde

Contact Details 

Email: cllrforde@leighonseatowncouncil.gov.uk

Telephone: 07786 023941

Ward: Leigh Road

Councillor since: 2016

Committee Membership: Planning, Licensing & Highways, Community & Culture (Vice-Chairman), Finance & Governance, Arts Group, Youth Group, Magazine Editorial Group

Register of Interests


I have been a resident of Leigh for 40 years and have two grown up sons. In 1984 I started a successful hairdressing business that is still thriving today. After gaining an Honours degree in Humanities from the Open University in 2002, I moved into a teaching career. I have been instrumental in Education for 15 years during which time I gained a Masters degree. Since December 2016, I have left full time teaching and opened a small salon in the Leigh Road Ward called "Anita's", returning to my previous occupation. I still maintain links with local schools and educational institutions. I regularly volunteer to support local events in the town and I am passionate about preserving the character of the community which makes Leigh so unique.