Councillor Fradgley was born in Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire but lived as a child in Sutton Coldfield and well remembers frequent visits to Stratford.
She married her husband Ian in 1969 and settled in London. Jenny states that it was “a bit like coming home” when they moved to Stratford-upon-Avon thirty years ago. Ian and Jenny have two children, their daughter choosing to return here after university with her partner, whilst their son still prefers the Big City.
Jenny loves Stratford-upon-Avon which she sees as a vibrant, exciting town. She believes that although the town is conscious of its history, it also moves with the times. Councillor Fradgley is mindful that her position on the Town Council enables her to be involved with this unique town’s struggle to maintain the balance between tradition and developing and growing into the future.
Mayoral, Civic Ceremonial & Events
Planning Consultative Committee
After seeing her children safely into local schools, Jenny was appointed to Stratford High School as an art teacher, after taking an active role in setting up Summer Playschools and working at Tyler Street Youth Centre.. She is proud to have played a part in the school’s development over the past 25 years. Councillor Fradgley was mainly involved with the sixth form, working with students and local agencies to develop students with confidence and an awareness of their responsibilities to the wider community.
Community InterestsCouncillor Fradgley was first co-opted to Council but was returned by a large majority in the May 2006 election and was returned again in 2010, 2015 and 2019. In 2006 she was appointed to the District Council representing Guild and Hathaway Ward and became the town’s ‘First Citizen’ the Mayor in 2009. Additionally, Jenny was elected as a County Councillor in May, 2013. Following the 2015 District Council elections, Jenny was returned to to represent Guildhall Ward.
Outside her Council responsibilities, she is also an active member of the Stratford Society.
Leisure ActivitiesJenny’s love of art, both the history and paintings was instrumental to her chosen career. Socially, Jenny and her husband enjoy eating with friends in the many local restaurants. They are keen visitors to the theatre and cinema and when they have a free weekend like to walk both locally and further a field. Jenny also enjoys her cats and her garden.
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