Vivienne moved to York with her husband and two children in 1976, and they have lived in Fulford since 1989. She taught Modern Languages in a secondary school in North Yorkshire, and now teaches part time in York.
One of her spare time interests is the theatre, and she is very active with the York Settlement Players.
Vivienne was co-opted onto the Parish Council in 2010, and is interested in the environment and sustainability. She is a member of the General Purposes Committee and also the Planning and Open Spaces working groups