My name is Dianne Dearden, I was born in Morecambe, Lancashire but I have lived in several places around the UK until finally retiring from the Civil Service in 2012. I have three adult children and nine grandchildren. I moved from Bolton to live in Hampton to be nearer family.
I love living here and never tire of walking around the lakes and seeing the wildlife, especially watching the swans and their cygnets, ducks and ducklings, geese and goslings growing into adults.
There is a great community feel in Hampton especially when it comes to special events like VE Day and the Queens 90th Birthday celebrations. I was lucky to be one of a team organising local events. Hampton residents are very supportive and friendly and I like nothing better than stopping for a chat whilst out walking.
I enjoy the green wheel, it's a safe way to cycle round Hampton and surrounding areas reaching ferry meadows and all the way to Peterborough and beyond.
Hampton is a great place to keep fit, I regularly use the gym and play badminton twice a week, table tennis on a Tuesday evening.
I co-organise the Hampton Seniors Social Club, we meet every Wednesday afternoon in the Hampton Vale Community Centre. Hampton Seniors also have a community allotment in Vale consisting of two raised beds and all of our produce is given away to people at CSK Church.
I volunteer two mornings a week in Chimes coffee shop, stop by say hello
if there is anything the Parish Council can help you with please do get in touch.