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Rachel Read

Before coming to Bootle I lived in Broughton.  I went to Coniston school and College in Barrow.  I moved to London to work for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the Diplomatic Service for 17 years.  I did posts in London and five overseas postings.  Although travelling and enjoying city life, I appreciate the community spirit of living in a village where people pull together and look after each other.

I have lived in Bootle for 10 years.  I joined the Parish Council to hopefully make a difference to a small rural village which has plenty to offer.  I am a member of Bootle Fitness and Bootle Women’s Institute (WI).  I have helped get friends together to litter-pick the local roads to help Bootle in Bloom.

I have a keen interest in road running, fell running and long distance walking (socially and competitively).  Making use of the beautiful countryside and fells surrounding Bootle.