Councillor Mrs Margaret Notley Biography
Margaret came to Stevenage at the end of 1956, with her parents, from Southall in Middlesex and lived in Longmeadow.
She had attended Longmeadow Infant and Junior Schools, before moving onto Barnwell. Her brother arrived in 1961 and they moved to Marymead where Margaret stayed until she got married to David in 1975 and came to live in Symonds Green.
Her daughter Louisa was born in 1978 and son Peter was born in 1981. They both attended the Woolenwick School where Margaret was a Governor for many years, resigning from the Junior School in 2019.
Margaret has been involved with Symonds Green Community Association for many years and has been Chairman for almost 24 years.
Margaret was first elected as a Councillor for the Symonds Green Ward and served from 1992-1996.
Sadly Margaret’s husband passed away at the beginning of 1998 and she took a step back from politics until 2000 when she was elected as a Councillor for the Woodfield Ward.
She has served on many committees during her time as a Councillor, most recently, the Community Select as Vice-Chairman, Standards, General Purposes and Licensing.
Margaret is a member of the Stevenage-Ingelheim-Autun Twinning Association and has visited both of the Twin Towns. She is also a member of the Stevenage-Kadoma Link Association and was very fortunate to be able to go to Kadoma in November 2017.
Margaret has a Granddaughter Keira, with whom she likes to spend time with as well as with the rest of her family especially when Keira is taking part in Horse Shows. Her other interests are, going to the Theatre, Cruising, seeing her brother and his family in Canada and of course Elvis.
Most of her working life has been in the Jewellery Trade, starting with making Jewellery in Hatton Garden and finishing in retail, in a Jewellery shop in Stevenage Old Town.
She is very interested in the community, locally and further afield and is happy to attend as many events as possible. Hopefully now that life is seeming to get back to how it used to be before the Pandemic there will be many engagements to attend and she is really looking forward to her time as Mayor of Stevenage for the second time.
Margaret will be supporting three Charities - The Anne Robson Trust, The Stevenage District Scouts and The Stevenage and Grange Rotary Clubs.