About Madeleine Ashcroft
Madeleine was honoured to have been Mayor of Sheringham from 2018 – May 2021 and will continue to work for the benefit of all residents of the town as she has for over 15 years as a Town Councillor. Recently elected as a Director of the Norfolk Association of Local Councils (NALC) she will be active in promoting their ideals and well-being initiatives to assist all local town and parish councils in Norfolk.
Her interests lie in planning for the future and implementing the changes necessary in order to ensure continuity and sustainability of services to Sheringham’s residents as well as promoting and developing infrastructure to ensure Sheringham’s growth and relevance in the future for the benefit of future generations of our town’s people, young and older.
Born in Birmingham Madeleine spent her childhood abroad as an Army child. Her teenage years were spent in Bournemouth and Cambridge. Married to Rex, they have lived in Cambridge, Harrogate, Harlow and Amsterdam before moving permanently to Sheringham in 1999. They have 4 children and 7 grandchildren. Madeleine unashamedly admits to being a “late developer” having discovered “education” in her 40’s which resulted in a BSc (Hons) in Environmental Studies and a BA (Hons) in Social Science both from the Open University, followed by a Post Graduate Diploma in Geography Health and Disease from Anglia Ruskin University.
Madeleine has been Company Secretary and a Director of a successful International Financial Services company for the last 25 years. She has always been interested in politics and has held many senior local, area and regional positions of responsibility.
Madeleine is involved with both our town twinning associations, has visited Ottendorf twice and acts as a host for visitors. She is on the committee for both the Ottendorf and the Muzillac Twinning Associations.