Carol Francis Community Link Co-ordinator
I have been involved in voluntary community work one way or another, elected to a variety of positions since 1977. Starting with, getting started and running, a youth club, for the black youth. Instrumental in getting funds for the refurbishment of the Jamaican Sports & Social Club & Community Centre, where I was Secretary then Chairperson. When Glos.Rec was re-lunched, in 1994 I was a member of the first management committee and chair of the personnel sub-committee. I have been the chairperson of Gloucester City Council’s Race Equality Forum and online manager for the staff at Barton Tredworth Eastgate Trust, LEA Governor of St Paul’s School, parent Governor of Beaufort community School, parent Governor representative on the education action zone forum, a member of Gloucestershire’s County Council’s Multi-Cultural Advisory Group and one of the City’s local Councillors. I was the first Black Female Councillor for Gloucester City Council and the First Black Sheriff and Deputy Mayor. Visit our Black History page.
At present I am a local Magistrate which I have been since 1989