Vivienne worked professionally in both medical and business research before moving to the South West with her husband and son in 1999. Since then, she has worked in the voluntary and business sectors, becoming Town Councillor for Wellington West in 2003 and Town Mayor 2012-13. Vivienne was also elected as a Taunton Deane Borough Councillor for Rockwell Green & West Ward in 2007, where she was Portfolio Holder for Corporate Resources 2011-15, when she became Borough Mayor. She is currently TDBC’s Executive Member for Sports, Parks and Leisure and the Council’s Health and Wellbeing Champion.
Within the town, Vivienne is Governor both of the local almshouse, the Hospital of Sir John Popham and Wellington School. Vivienne enjoys her work as a CAB Trustee, and, across the age spectrum, with Reminiscence Learning (the Archie Project) and local youth activities.
Vivienne is keen to encourage the local community to take a pride in Wellington and work together for the present and future wellbeing of the town.