Hayleigh Gascoigne & Sarah Medley
Hayleigh lives on Great Western Park, the new development on the edges of Harwell and Didcot.
You may frequently see her running in the local area, whether through the village of Harwell or at the Saturday morning parkrun.
She is a chemist and works for a chemicals company based in the Vale, formulating car engine oils with the aim of improving fuel economy.
She has campaigned to get the neighbourhood park on Great Western Park opened. Hayleigh addressed the full council, and brought the issue to the attention of councillors and council officers. A huge advocate for getting people active, Hayleigh is part of the core team at Didcot parkrun, a free, inclusive community event, where people turn up on a Saturday morning and run, walk or jog 5k.
Hayleigh would like to see greater diversity on the council and believes that a fresh approach would help find innovative solutions to local problems.
Sarah is an engineer at Culham Science Centre, where she works on an international fusion research project to develop a clean energy source for the future. She lives with her husband and cat on the Harwell side of the Great Western Park
Sarah joined Harwell Parish Council last year, with the aim of improving the integration between GWP and the wider Harwell community. She has achieved this through her work on the Harwell News parish newsletter, co-ordinating deliveries and raising the profile with the Great Western Park Residents’ Association.
She has also worked closely with the Vale of White Horse District Council to secure the use of Boundary Park Pavilion as a polling station. Sarah is a hard-working campaigner who wants to build on her experience as a parish councillor to stand up for residents in the local communities of Blewbury, Harwell, Chilton, Upton and Great Western Park.