A Felixstowe Town Councillor since 1983 and District Councillor from 1987 until retiring in 2019. Mayor of Felixstowe on 5 occasions, Doreen was awarded an MBE in 2009 for services to local government in Felixstowe.
Doreen’s working life was in the legal profession, general management with a local International college and latterly managing a restaurant, gift shop and dress agency for Sue Ryder Foundation (now Care). Doreen is also Chairman of the Felixstowe Citizens’ Advice Trustee Board, member of the Wesel Association and Salzwedel Association, trustee of Old Felixstowe Community Association and trustee of Music in Felixstowe. Dorren’s hobbies include gardening and reading.
Doreen was re-elected to the Town Council in May 2019 and is a Coastal Ward councillor.