Cllr Emma Hogan

Cllr Emma Hogan

07717 570525

My name is Emma Hogan and I have lived in Kegworth village for nearly 19 years. I am married to Rob and have 2 teenage children Alice (18) and Ben (15) and a slightly bonkers cockapoo called Bailey! During my 20 years in the village, both bringing up a family and working, I have come to increasingly appreciate just how much our village offers and how important being part of a community is. The opportunity to be a Councillor feels a good way for me to contribute to this.

Over the last 20 years I have enjoyed many different elements of village life from nursery to playgroup, dancing classes to cricket matches, playparks to Pilates. My direct contributions to the village include being Treasurer at the Kegworth Village Hall Playgroup, picking litter from around the village and most recently participating in the working group for the development of the village after the bypass. In summer months I am often found at the cricket club watching Ben play and providing cricket teas as part of a voluntary service.

For the last 3 years we have welcomed into our home, the Kegworth Cricket Club overseas player from Australia, Brent Williams. The decision to do this in 2015, was a leap of faith but we felt it was important to help support a local initiative and enable a vital part of the community to flourish. We struck lucky and have ended up with a 5th family member who himself integrates into village life during the time he is here and in April, Brent will return for his 4th summer with us.

My working life has been spent in Human Resources with a variety of organisations and I have spent much of my time resolving issues where people have different perspectives. A particular focus has been on managing change which can be a difficult experience for many individuals. It requires a tolerance of others views but the ability also to challenge the status quo. Change can be a good thing if it is well managed!

I believe that our village is entering a period of change - it has the potential to be a destination and not just somewhere that people pass through, literally or metaphorically. It would be easy (and I'm sure more relaxing!) to sit and watch and judge how well this change is managed. However, I would rather be part of it and feel that my energetic approach and can-do attitude, along with a huge sense of humour, would benefit the Parish Council and the wider community.