VERWOOD’S newest town councillor has been appointed.

Councillor Sarah Manley was born in 1993 and has lived in Verwood all her life.

She attended Hillside and Emmanuel schools in Verwood, later going on to study at QE, and is a member of Verwood Methodist Church.

Miss Manley studied Arabic with international relations at university in London and will graduate in July 2015.

Her passions include languages, politics and literature, and she was a member of a dance school in Ringwood for 15 years, training in ballet, tap and modern.