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Ann Pearce

Mayor

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.

Register of Interests Councillor A Pearce


Peter Coleman

Deputy Mayor

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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


Zowie Baker

Councillor

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


sandra-ballSue Brown

Councillor

I have enjoyed living in Tetbury for the last 6 years. I shop locally, use local services and travel on public transport. I currently work in a couple of shops in Long Street, a great way to meet people and take an active part in Tetbury life.

This year I am serving on the planning committee, and part of the Climate Strategy Working Group.

I am here to represent you, so please feel free to contact me with any issues that may be of concern.

Register of Interests Councillor S Brown

Register of Members interests Councillor S Brown – Changes


stephen-hirstStephen Hirst

Councillor

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


Nikki Ind 

Councillor

I have lived in Tetbury now since 1990, have worked in the town since 1997 and am proud to have been elected to serve our community…

I believe that the Health & Wellbeing of our residents should be at the core of the work that we do and I am currently the Chair of both the Health & Wellbeing and the Climate Strategy Working Groups. I am also a member of the Town Council Youth Committee.

I am married to my husband Simon and our two grown up children 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 am also a Trustee of the Tetbury Relief in Need Charity. 

Over the years I have been actively involved in many organisations in the town including, Governor at St Mary’s Primary School. Chairman of The Friends of Tetbury Hospital, St Mary’s 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 us all.

Register of Interests Cllr N Ind

Changes to Register of Members Interests – Councillor N Ind 30th June 2020


martin-leaMartin Lea

Councillor

Register of Interests Councillor M Lea

Changes to Register of Members Interests – Councillor M Lea 20th June 2019


martin-leaGary O’Connor

Councillor

I have lived in Tetbury since 1993 with my wife Sandra.

My wife works in Tetbury as a Child-minder and we have 2 teenagers. My daughter is now at Leeds University and my son is currently at Cirencester College. I am involved in Tetbury Rugby Club where I have been coaching since 2011 and I am on the committee.

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 will work very hard to achieve this!

I believe it’s 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


Kevin-PainterKevin Painter

Councillor

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


colin-pearceColin Pearce

Councillor

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

 


colin-pearceJudith Taylor

Councillor

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.

Register of Interests Councillor J Taylor


tony-walshTony Walsh

Councillor

Originally from Yorkshire but moved here in 1972 and retired from general practice in 2013.

 I have been a Councillor for over 20 years with a total interest in our community having served as a governor of both Sir William Romney’s School and St Mary’s School.

Register of Interests Councillor A Walsh


Mark Wood

Councillor

I am a 7th generation Tetburian so there is not much I don’t know about this town!

I am married to Kim and attended both the primary and secondary schools in Tetbury as did my older daughter. My younger daughter is currently at St Mary’s School.

I am extremely proud to be the co-organiser of Tetfest a one-day music festival in the town which provides a fantastic day of live music for both local and national bands alongside kid’s entertainment, food and drink.

I am passionate about the town in which I was born and bred and want what is best for all residents of Tetbury. I have chaired and been a member of local committees for both charitable and commercial organisations. I have just completed my first year as a town councillor and I currently sit on the planning and highways committees.

Register of Interests Councillor M Wood