Originating from Liverpool, I have lived in Tetbury for 47 years, moving here because my father was from Tetbury.
I have been married to Colin for 34 years, I have 3 daughters with Colin and 2 step-children, all of whom are grown up now and have children of their own so life is pretty busy!
I have a health and social care background, I care deeply about welfare issues within the town and will work hard in this area for a town that cares for all.
I have numerous grandchildren and I care passionately about youth provision within the town and I firmly believe that we should be driven by the youth into providing the right resources for youth provision both for now and in the future!
I am also lucky enough to be on the committee of Tetfest, which is a great privilege to work alongside a great group of volunteers raising much needed funds for local charities whilst promoting local bands alongside a national one.
Recently appointed Highways Chairperson, road safety will be top of my agenda and anything we can do to negotiate this will be done by working closely with all our highways partners.
Tetbury is a beautiful town, as a new Councillor I am very grateful to have been given the opportunity and the chance to serve ALL of the townspeople.
I have lived in Tetbury around 35 years but by family have been here many more. I went to St Mary’s Primary School and Sir William Romney’s School. I have two young children who also go to St Mary’s Primary School. I work at the school as the Senior MDSA and work for my family’s business GLC & R Williams.
I have just started helping with the local children’s group and I am hoping to help a lot more in the future. I am on the Committee for Heritage & Regeneration and Council representation for social housing. My aim is to help wherever I can with the youth in the town to give them what I had as a child growing in Tetbury, such great memories.
Register of Interests Councillor Z Baker
This is my first experience as a Councillor. I appreciate the opportunity to serve the community that has been so welcoming to me. I have made Tetbury my home for the last five years as it has all the essentials and more!
I am fortunate to work part time in a couple of shops on Long Street. At work I enjoy meeting and chatting to so many people, both local and tourists.
Consequently I have opted to help with Tourism and be part of the Heritage and Regeneration Committee. I aim to help with the further enhancement of this lovely growing town, and those who enjoy its charm and unique attractions – from footpath walks to Woolsack Races!
Register of Interests Councillor S Brown
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I have lived in Tetbury for 23 years having visited previously over the last 40 years.
My experience as the owner of a Care Home in Wiltshire enables me to have broad understanding of the issues effecting both young and old.
My aim is to work towards a better environment for the people of Tetbury and maintain our historic heritage.
Register of Interests Councillor P Coleman
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 excellence. 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.
Register of Interests Councillor S Hirst
Changes to Register of Members Interests – Councillor S Hirst 11th July 2019
I have lived in Tetbury now for almost 30 years and have worked in the town for over 20 years and I am honoured to currently be serving our community as the Mayor.
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.
Register of Interests Councillor M Lea
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I have lived in Tetbury for the past 27 years with my wife Sandra.
My wife works in Tetbury as a Childminder and we have 2 teenagers. My daughter is now in Cirencester college and my son is still at Sir William Romney’s. I am involved in Tetbury Rugby Club where I have been coaching for the past 8 years and I am now the Chairman of the Youth Tetbury RFC.
I am keen to make the most of my time on the Council and very keen to have an adequate Youth provision in the town and and I will work very hard to achieve this!
I believe its very easy to take from the system but somebody has to put something back in for the system to keep working and I am happy to do my very best for this beautiful town that we all live in.
Register of Interests Councillor G O’Connor
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.
Register of Interests Councillor K Painter
I have lived in Tetbury for 64 years attended St Mary’s School and Sir William Romney’s, member of Tetbury cubs and scouts, played sports for the town.
Studied engineering at Stroud college, I became Works Director of a local firm and I am currently running a family business in plumbing and electrical.
I have 5 children who all attended all Tetbury schools and attend organisations within the town. I am looking to make a difference for the town and surrounding area.
Register of Interests Councillor C Pearce
Register of Interests Councillor R Smith
I am very flattered to have been elected as a councillor for Tetbury, given that my husband and I have only lived in the town for two and a half years. During that time, we have worked hard to become involved in various aspects of Cotswold life. We are both members of the Tetbury and District Footpath Group and I lead the Short Walks Group for the Tetbury branch of the University of the Third Age. My husband is a Cotswold Warden and I regularly get taken to see the dry stonewalls he has helped to build, the kissing gates he has put in or footpaths where scrub has been cleared.
I have significant experience of public service, having worked in education for over 30 years as a teacher, headteacher and inspector of schools and local authorities. Although new to being a councillor, I was a senior officer with a county council for seven years and worked closely with elected members.
We have found Tetbury a lovely place to live. I am committed to work to improve provision in the town for all residents and businesses and support efforts to tackle climate change. Given the challenges that Covid-19 presents, both now and in the future, I am particularly keen to ensure our limited resources are best deployed to support the regeneration and further development of the town and its organisations.
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.
Register of Interests Councillor A Walsh