(1966 - )
Tracy Edwards-Brown has lived in Hartcliffe & Withywood since the age of five. She is married and a mother of two children, who are now grown up.
As a volunteer Tracy started with her role as a play worker for Barnardos in Fulford Road, Hartcliffe when she was 26, and she has continued volunteering in many ways for the past 21 years.
While being a play leader, she was chair of Community Networks and ran a Parent and Toddler group. This was to become the pattern for her life. Even when Tracy worked for Teenage Parents Project in Hartcliffe she was volunteering by arranging Women’s Day events for the area.
While studying for a Health and Social Care degree, Tracy maintained her involvement in the community by volunteering as part of the Single Regeneration Programme, a government backed scheme that worked towards improving the quality of life for local people in local areas.
In 1998, Hartcliffe & Withywood Community Partnership (HWCP) was established. Tracy became the HWCP trustee and later she was its chair for 7 years. During this period, Tracy completed an immense amount of training in various subjects to allow her to fulfil the demanding role of Chair. She also became secretary for the Withywood Forum, Walk Leader with Hartcliffe Health and Environment Action Group (HHEAG) and she became a member of The Dundry View Neighbourhood Partnership.
After Tracy resigned from HWCP and Dundry View, she worked at setting up an Arts Trail in the community for the number of incredible artists who live and work in the area. Her volunteer work now includes more global ventures raising money for ‘Dogs for Disabled’ by doing sponsored walks in different countries.