Helen Redfern has lived in Croydon since 2004 and moved to Sanderstead in 2009, quickly becoming involved in local activities such as delivering Meals on Wheels and acting as a Street Champion. She lives with her husband and two children who attended Atwood Primary Academy.
Her key successes as a councillor have been to keep open Purley Oaks Childrens Centre, which serves many local families, and to achieve positive outcomes for families experiencing mental health crisis and unacceptable housing conditions. Helen has served as Shadow Cabinet Member for Clean Green Croydon, Shadow Cabinet Member for Children, Young People & Learning and Group Chief Whip.
Helen is a risk analyst within the criminal justice system. In her spare time she enjoys walking in Sanderstead Plantation and Kings Wood and attends St Mary’s Church where she has served on the District Church Council.