My name is Rufia Ashraf, I am a local Councillor in St James and Dallington Spencer ward. I am also proud to be the very first Northampton Town Council Mayor.
I was born and educated in Northampton. I am also a qualified social worker and a community activist. As a passionate environmentalist I really enjoy working in the community
by organising walkabouts, litter picks and looking at ways to improve our local neighbourhood. For many years I have been organising food aid collections for food banks and fundraising. I enjoy organising community events to bring people together. I have a good relationship with local people and a good reputation with local council, statutory and voluntary sector.
I was keen to become a trustee of NDAS, because having worked as domestic abuse officer, I saw many challenges facing the service. I have a family member who was subjected to abuse for years and saw many local women with language barriers approach me to seek help.