Married with two sons. 21 and 25 yrs, living in Combe Down.
Served as Local Councillor for Combe Down since 2007. Wide interests & professional experience from small independent Biz to Culture, Digital and Creative Sectors, and Modern Art.
Held a number of public positions within the Council: Mayor of Bath, 2014/15, Cabinet Member for Sustainable Development 2011-13, Vice Chair of both the economic & Community Policy development Panel, and the health & Wellbeing Panel. Council Champion for Culture and Spa.
She was Shadow Spokesperson for sustainable development and Major Projects through 2007 -2011 Administration. Has served as Past Chair of The Charter Trustees of The City of Bath Standing Committee, and Deputy Mayor for the Year 2011 / 12.
Cherry has a previous professional career background in the Criminal Justice System, which included working as a Probation Officer, and with Prisons and Drug Dependency issues in London, Bristol and Bath. She has worked in the Divorce Courts, and in the field of Fostering and Adoption reports in the Crown Court. For a period she was involved in teaching professional training. She later worked variously as a Community Co-ordinator, set up community initiatives, and has worked on a self-employed basis.
Has a continued involvement in Charity ventures concerned to relieve poverty and disadvantage.