Meet Your Councillors

stephen-hirstStephen Hirst


I became a Tetbury Town Councillor in 2002. In all that time my objective has been to ensure that our town continues to grow and prosper and that the Town Council continues to serve the population to make Tetbury a better place to live and work.

I am fully involved in a number of town organisations and continually enjoy the challenge to make things happen for the benefit of others.

Hobbies, what hobbies? I support Huddersfield Town Football Club, wear an anorak when it comes to railways and make the occasional cake and I am told produce Victoria Sandwiches par excellance. My wife Sue is chief gardener of Tetbury in Bloom and also heavily involved in Christmas in Tetbury, both organisations who do wonders for the appearance of Tetbury.

Jason-williamsJason Williams

Deputy Mayor

My name is Jason Williams, I grew up in Tetbury going to both St Mary’s and Sir William Romney schools.

After returning to the town, I played for Tetbury Rugby and Football Clubs for many years, I am proud to say my son is following in my foot-steps, I own and run Williams Textiles, so I am based in our vibrant Cotswold Town.

Please always feel free to contact me either for an informal chat or to discuss more pressing matter.

sandra-ballSandra Ball

I have lived in Tetbury with my husband Brian for the last 20 years. It is a great honour to serve the people and businesses of Tetbury.
I recently changed jobs and now work at Westonbirt School.

I try and attend as many meetings in and around Tetbury as much as possible and the next few years will be extremely busy with several projects in the pipeline. We have new faces joining the Council and with each individual talent helping us to make this a town that we are proud to live and work in.

Cllr BurrellPatricia Burrell

I have lived in Tetbury for a little over 10 years. I moved from East Sussex to be nearer a daughter and her family – my other 2 children live in Australia.
I come from a background in brewing both in the UK and Australia, Elderly Care and Local Government. The last position I held was Electoral Services Manager.
On arrival in Tetbury I became a member of the WI which is a great platform to meet people. I joined the Committee and represent them as a Trustee of the Dolphins Hall. I am also involved with the Neighbourhood Plan team.
As a Councillor I hope to be able to influence decisions that will help Tetbury have the facilities, business and ambience that makes it a great place to live.

Cllr BurrellJon Easterbrook

Originally from South London, I’ve lived in various parts of the country. I’ve spent the last 8 years in Tetbury, initially as an engineer working in microchip design but more recently as a retired engineer.
I think Tetbury’s a super little town, although not entirely free of problems and deficiencies. I see the council as a facilitator working with active agents such as local groups and the higher councils in the evolution of the town.
In my spare time I read and travel.

Brian EdgeBrian Edge

I have been a Cllr across Gloucestershire for over 16 years. I find it a rewarding job helping others to move forwards. I have a strong relationship with local people through my businesses and am looking forward to Tetbury getting bigger and stronger.

Martin LeaMartin Lea

Ian Maslin

I have lived in Tetbury for sixteen years and feel very much part of the community. I am an original member of the newly formed Tetbury in Bloom committee in 2005, Secretary of Tetbury Lions Club, as well as a member of the newly formed Christmas in Tetbury committee and also belong to the Tetbury Chamber of Commerce with my Architectural Practice.
My hobbies are gardening, cycling and DIY, I enjoy watching football and motor racing and have supported Liverpool since I was 5 years old, I am a very sociable person and will always be first to help out and assist in whatever way I can. My wife Mel is very supportive towards me and she also is an original member of the newly formed Tetbury in Bloom Committee in 2005 and Christmas in Tetbury Committee serving both as Treasurer.
I would just like to do the best for the lovely town I live in. I am very much a ‘doer’ and I like to be involved in the community I live in. I have been a Councilor for 5 years and continue to relish the tasks ahead which I know will be hard work. I look forward with great interest in serving the town and will assist in every way I can to ensure the town continues to prosper.

Emma Monks

I grew up in Tetbury during the 70s and 80s and, when I turned 18, ran away to London as fast as my legs could carry me because I didn’t see a lot of career opportunities in Tetbury for a young person at that time. I returned in 2010 with a new appreciation for the town of my childhood and the potential it has to be better.
Heritage is important and lends people a sense of belonging and continuity, but in my view it should never be at the expense of progress. So I guess my driver for joining the Council is to help with projects that make the town more attractive to visit and do business in and thereby to create more opportunity for youth and more facilities for Tetbury townsfolk.
For the last 20 years I’ve worked in online gaming and social media, specialising in child grooming, e-safety and brand reputational risk. I work from home, but travel regularly. My work has given me pragmatism, a dispassionate approach, outward looking mind set, quirky ideas and an almost encyclopaedic knowledge of dodgy Internet slang and swear-words – if you ever want to vocalise your feelings in Finnish after accidentally dropping a brick on your foot, I’m the Councillor to contact.
When I’m not working I can generally be found walking two pampered French Bulldogs, ‘checking the pipes’ of the local pubs (purely for research purposes, naturally), tying massively complicated knots in things, helping my ‘man unit’ out with his militaria business or planning how best to survive a Zombie apocalypse.

Caroline Morgan

I am pleased to be back on Tetbury Town Council, I previously served for eight years and have lived in Tetbury for twenty years.

After a career in teaching, I am now retired. I am kept busy by various grandchildren but also enjoy volunteering at The Monday Club.

I am a trustee of The Goods Shed and have enjoyed working with a great team to get this building, which is owned by Tetbury Town Council, transformed into an active Arts Centre, bringing live events to Tetbury.

Kevin-PainterKevin Painter

I am a fifth generation Tetburian, older Tetburians’ will remember my family who provided me with my moral compass and love of our town. Newer residents will know me from my weekly Wilts and Glos. Newspaper column and some of the various committees I enjoy assisting including St. Mary’s School as a governor; as a member of St. Mary’s Church and PCC; Tetbury Area Churches Together; a founding member of the Tetbury Tenants’ Association and the Tetbury Business Forum (formerly the Tetbury Development Group).

I have been a member of Tetbury Town Council for six years and I have served as Deputy Mayor twice. I work in the media as a writer, photographer and illustrator. I use my creative skills within the Council with the design of various leaflets and layouts. Finally I am lucky that I am accessible to many and very proud to be giving people a voice who feel they have none, and I remain committed to the future of Tetbury and faithful to its past.

tina-stevensonTina Stevenson

I have lived in Tetbury since 2008 and oh my how the time has flown by in what has turned out to be a very exciting period in my life. Tetbury has such a wonderful community spirit and I knew very soon after moving here with my husband Mark and unexpectedly setting up ‘the pink cab company’ in 2009 that I wanted to become a part of the town.

I am involved with a number of organisations namely Tetbury Food & Drink Festival, Christmas in Tetbury, Lions Ladies and Tetbury Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
I qualified as a primary school teacher back in 2005 and up until moving to Tetbury taught full time in Cambridgeshire. My other interest in life is sport and I am a passionate swimmer and also teach swimming.

I believe that Tetbury requires more than the currently inadequate leisure and recreation facilities if it is to grow and prosper and retain some of its talented youth. One thing we can be sure of is change so let us change and move with the times as one voice for Tetbury.

tony-walshTony Walsh

I have been a Town Councillor for over 15 years. I am a member of the ’13 of Tetbury’ and I serve on the Tetbury Hospital Trust board and am President of both Tetbury Rugby and Cricket clubs.

I have served on the Board of Governors of Sir William Romney’s School in the past and currently serve as a Governor at St Mary’s Primary School.

I have lived and worked in the area for over 40 years with my wife Ann, and my 3 children were all educated at Tetbury schools.

tony-walshNikki Ind

I have lived in Tetbury for almost 27 years and have worked in the town for the last 20 years.

I am married to my husband Simon and we have brought up our two grown up children in Tetbury – they both attended The Ferns Playgroup, St Mary’s Primary School and Sir William Romney’s.

I am proud to have been elected as a member of The Thirteen of Tetbury and I have been actively involved in many organisations over the years in the town, including: Governor at St Mary’s Primary School, Chairman of The Friends of Tetbury Hospital, St Marys’ Church, Tetbury Summer Show and Tetbury Brownies.

After bringing up our family in such a very special town, I want to give something back and will work to make a difference for our town and residents.

tony-walshShaun Scotford