Vickie has always lived and worked in the Sheffield area. She comes from a family of seven and grew up in Walkley, where her father worked at the nearby Daniel Doncaster steel works.
Following a secondary school education, Vickie worked in an office environment until she started a family and then decided to put her working career on hold to look after her two daughters. Now her family, including four grandchildren aged between 4 years and 11 years, all live locally. Vickie insists on the family regularly getting together and she frequently hosts the traditional Sunday roast.
Once the family was settled Vickie embarked on a political career and has been a City Councillor for some 12 years, initially being elected for the Walkley Ward. For the past 9 years she has been an elected Councillor for Stannington. Vickie has served on a number of committees and as a cabinet advisor and was part of the team that introduced the Community Justice Panel to Sheffield.
In addition to her work as a Councillor, Vickie spends a great deal of her time on voluntary activities - she is a long standing member of local housing, community and environmental groups and has been a Bradfield Parish Councillor for 14 years during which time she has served as Chairperson and held positions on the various committees. She was instrumental in introducing a successful apprenticeship scheme to help young people get a step on the employment ladder and she hopes this will be something others will consider. Vickie involves herself in organising fund raising events for charity.
During her spare time Vickie has a keen interest in cake decorating and gives lectures on the subject to interested groups. She enjoys most handicrafts. Her other interests are ballroom dancing and poultry keeping.
Lloyd has also always lived and worked in the Sheffield area. He began work in the financial sector but his main career was with the police. Following his retirement he returned to the financial sector with responsibility for the finances of his local Parish Council.
He has worked as a volunteer, been a company secretary and served on a board of directors.
He is now fully retired. An enthusiasm for long distance walking resulted in Lloyd recently completing the coast to coast walk across England. His hobbies include gardening and woodworking. He enjoys swimming with his grandchildren and has recently started scuba diving. Lloyd’s other interests are golf and pilates.
Lord Mayor's Engagements for the Week Commencing 20 April 2014