The Labour councillors for Grangemouth are Allyson Black and Joan Paterson. You can contact them both through the members’ services’ team at Falkirk Council, telephone: 01324 506070 .
You can also write to them via:
Law and Administration Services
YOUR LABOUR TEAM IN GRANGEMOUTH
BIOGRAPHY: Allyson has lived in Grangemouth for 22 years. She was a staff nurse working in the NHS for 18 years and then worked in Cunningham House. She volunteered with Grangemouth Citizens’ Advice Bureau, and served on their Board. Allyson lobbied successfully to make affordable heating a top priority for the council. She is pleased that new council houses are being built for the first time in decades and looks forward to more houses being built on the Grangemouth High site. As well as providing much needed homes, the Council is determined that house building will continue to create growth and jobs. The extension to nursery provision at Inchrya Nursery and Beancross Primary, were welcomed by Allyson, but she will continue to campaign for better nursery provision especially so that more single parent families can be helped back to work. Allyson enjoys being a street pastor and walking and socialising with friends.
BIOGRAPHY: Born Joan Coombes, Joan was brought up in a close family in Grangemouth. After attending local schools, she left school to work at Johnsons and Paton in Dalgrain Road. After marrying in 1980, Joan took time out to raise a family of three. Not content with staying at home, she became Tupperware’s top regional manager. During the 1990s she became a well known face in the town, hosting many fund-raising events. When it was time to get back to full-time work, Joan joined the team at Callendar House as a costumed interpreter. Joan also worked in the new Thomas Cook call centre in Larbert, as well as management roles at Holiday Hypermarket and First Choice in Stirling. Joan then joined GS Mutch Stationery as a business development manager, looking after local businesses. This gave her good experience in the difficulties that local businesses face. As a mother, Joan is well aware of the need for quality childcare and education for children and young people. Joan’s interests include music, walking and travelling.