Name: Caroline Cooper
I am: somebody who is willing to listen and take part wherever I can.
Three things I like: driving, being in the fresh air and family history.
Three things I don’t like: people who make judgements before they know you, bad manners and Mexican food.
Up’ard/ Down’ard: Down’ard.
Born and bred: I was born in Parwich, went to school in Ashbourne and have lived in the town for nearly 44 years.
Family matters: I’m married to Richard, we have three children Rachel, Rebecca and Stuart and three grandchildren Matthew, Bethany and Sam.
Work: I’m retired but I’ve been a volunteer for 24 years. For 13 years I’ve had children from Chernobyl, I’m a Belarussian grandmother three times removed, I’m secretary of the RBL, fund-raiser and treasurer for Zone 6, treasurer of the Heritage Society, Chairman of Finance for Ashbourne Town Council, on the 50 plus Forum committee, part of Ashbourne Volunteer Bureau, founder member of the Soisy-sur-Seine group and joint co-ordinator of the 2014 Group.
I am best at: listening.
My ideal holiday: A Russian cruise, I’d like to go to St Petersberg and see the Russian palaces because I’ve always been fascinated by what happened to Tsar Nicholas.
Favourite food: Indian and Chinese.
Inspired by: I was inspired by my father, Edward Corden Fearn, who was a hard-working man and always there to help people.
Proudest moment: When I was mayor of our town in 2010 and helped to finalise the friendship agreement with Soisy-sur-Seine and being able to serve my community. I am proud of Ashbourne and its people.
If you ruled the world: I’d like people to live in harmony and be tolerant of one another.
Epitaph: I live my life to the full and did my best to help everybody.