Doreen was a resident of the parish for more than fifty years, and an active member of the parish council for more than a decade. Having gained a biology degree from Imperial College London in the early 1950s, she had both a great knowledge of, and a real passion for protecting our natural environment.
Doreen was an active member of a number of local environmental, natural history and biodiversity groups. She served as a trustee of the Circle Hill and Walters Recreation Ground Trust and made a significant contribution to the enhancement of these sites as well as of Pinewood, where she shared her knowledge of flora and fauna to improve the woodland, pond and public open space that so many residents enjoy. Her enthusiasm, tenacity and drive will be greatly missed.
The council plans to plant a tree in Doreen’s memory either at Pinewood or on land at St Sebastian’s Memorial Hall, when plans to open public space there progress.