Sue Henchley

Sue Henchley

I have lived in the Forest of Dean since 1987, having moved from St Albans in Hertfordshire.  I trained as a physiotherapist including the treatment of children, and people with all types of disabilities.

I also took a degree in Ergonomics when I realised that treating people when things go worng is only half the battle.  I also needed to correct postures and practices which can increase the chance of injuries.

I am interested in politics and have been a local councillor on the Forest of Dean Council.  At present I am Chair of Governors at the Heart of the Forest Special School at Speech House, a job I enjoy very much.  I am also a Trustee at Forest Sensory Services, a facility and resource centre for people with sight and hearing problems,  Another of my interests is as a board member and volunteer of the Co-Operative which governs Mitcheldean Community Library.

I love working on the board of The Orchard Trust.  It performs very important functions, and there are so many interest interesting things going on there.

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  • 07/08/2018 2:40pm
  • Sunshine, music and games! We had a fantastic day at our Summer Fair on 22 July.

  • 03/07/2018 12:15pm
  • Cathy, Kate and Kayleigh completed their sky dive and have raised £1,130.00 for the Orchard Trust.  A big thank you to everyone who donated and of course to Cathy, Kate and Kayleigh for jumping out of the plane!