Councillor Cat Arnold
Councillor for St Mary's ward, Adur District Council
Cat Arnold has been a councillor for St Mary’s ward in Shoreham since 2018 and was re-elected in May 2022.
She says: “It’s an honour being a St Mary’s councillor. St Mary’s is a complex mix of housing, businesses and a thriving arts centre. This brings challenges across the varying community needs – but I wouldn’t change it!
“I am driven by equality and represent all of our residents, taking time to listen, engage and work for you.
“I am here, whether it’s:
- fighting for your housing rights
- helping people represent themselves at council meetings or
- gaining access to public services or assisting the business community in Shoreham.”
Cat has gained better street access for disabled people, assisted social housing tenants with improving their housing conditions, helped to re-house tenants from The Mannings flat block in safe and local housing and has fought hard on air-quality issues and the protection and expansion of green spaces.
As founder of Adur Community Café (pay what you feel meals) she has helped Adur residents through the pandemic and on. The café brings together young single parents, isolated elders and the lonely over a community weekly meal.
She finds her day job as CEO of Adur Voluntary Action, deeply rewarding. She says: “It gives me an everyday reminder on how kind Adur people are and what a brilliant place Shoreham is to live.”