Yateley is a suburban town with many pubs, schools and small shops. It includes the areas of Frogmore and Darby Green and is part of Hart district. The town's northern border is the River Blackwater around the Yateley Lakes, and Yateley Town Council meets regularly at The Tythings. Yateley Common has nearly 500 acres of countryside.
Marnie has been Editorial Director of the Surrey and Hampshire titles for eight years. The titles were originally part of the Guardian Media Group's regional division before being sold to Trinity Mirror in 2010. Before that she worked at the BBC as a producer for 5 Live having moved to national radio from BBC Sussex and Surrey.