Your Park Lib Dem team (left to right) David Barks, Cllr Anne Rindl and Nikki Steele alongside Mayor Dorothy Thornhill and Cllr Mark Watkins; Follow updates from your Park team here.
First elected as Councillor for Park ward in 2015
Anne Rindl is Councillor for Park ward since May 2015. Anne is 48 and was born and raised in the Netherlands. She has a background in Medical Science and has been involved in cancer research for many years and worked in various pharmaceutical companies. One of Anne’s hobbies is hiking, and it was through a hiking holiday in 2010 that she met her husband Tony, who is the vicar of our town centre church, St Mary’s. They live in Cassiobury Drive and we have 4 chickens and 2 cats. Currently she works with children with Special Education Needs and English as an Additional Language in a primary school in Harrow, which she finds extremely rewarding.
Anne says ”The main reason I wanted to be a local councillor for our ward is simply that since I arrived in Watford I have fallen in love with the town. It is very cosmopolitan and full of no-nonsense, hardworking people like myself. I love meeting people and being part of the solution, to help improve our lives and not simply standing aside”. Besides being a local councillor, Anne keeps the Park ward residents informed and involved by sending out a regular e-newsletter and she keeps the Park ward Facebook page up to date. She is a lead volunteer for the Community DriveSafe scheme and active for the Friends of Cassiobury Park.
Her motto is dedication, communication and cooperation and she is glad to be part of Dorothy Thornhill’s dedicated and hardworking team of councillors that make Watford the great town it is! Anne is always keen to hear your views on issues affecting Park Ward or Watford in general, so please feel free to contact her by email at: [email protected] or by telephone 07580614583
David is 31 and was born and raised in Nottingham. He works in research in central London as a consultant researcher, commuting daily from Watford Underground station, so understands the issues we face with the potential closure of the station. David lives on the Cassio Metro estate and loves to keep fit swimming and playing badminton.
He moved to Watford over a year ago and loves living so close to the park; especially for a jog or a walk with my family when they come and visit.’
He decided to join the Lib Dem team here in Cassiobury and Watford because he wants to make sure we can keep improving the area for everyone who lives here. David mentioned 'I've seen how hard George, Anne, Mark and the rest of the Lib Dem team work, and I want to help carry on the work. I’m hoping to meet a lot more of my fellow residents in the next few months and understand what we can do to make a difference.’
Nikki is 53 and originates from Kent. She moved to Watford in 1992 to attend the University of Hertfordshire (Wall Hall), as a mature student. Having graduated she worked in the private sector for companies such as BT and Dixons, but found her passion lay in holistic wellbeing and the creative arts. Nikki is now established as a senior Retail Manager for a luxury beauty outlet and enjoys the variety of working in a public facing environment.
Nikki says: "In the 24 years that I have lived in Watford, I have seen a great deal of change. The town is continually improving and the positive impact that the Lib Dems have made is clear! I love my neighbourhood and feel privileged to live close to Cassiobury Park as it is an amazing resource which so many people can enjoy.
“I have supported the Lib Dems in elections for many years, and have seen how hard the Park ward team work. I decided to join the Park ward team because I want to make sure we can keep improving the area for everyone who lives here. I feel it is important to maintain the character and sense of community which makes the Park ward so special, and I’m hoping to meet many of my fellow residents in the next few months and understand what is important to them."