Elsie moved to Dorking in the 1990s an since then has played an active role in the community. Most recently to prevent oil drilling at Coldharbour and to limit the felling of trees at Norbury Park.
Elsie trained as a psychodynamic counsellor and has recently completed seven years as a volunteer for MyTime - for young carers at the United Reformed Church in Dorking. She is a volunteer for Dorking Minds, a charity which aims to help young people take control of their mental health and has raised over £10,000 for the Brigitte Trust.
As a member of the Pixham Residents Association Elsie has been both active and vocal on local issues when necessary.
In her spare time she enjoys sport and music and was fortunate to tour England as a roadie for Julie Felix. She also enjoys history, in particular English Castles and the Plantagenets.