Chris Harding - Chair firstname.lastname@example.org
Myself and my wife, Julia, have lived on Inglestone Common for the last 34 years and wouldn’t live anywhere else. Both of our daughters attended Hawkesbury School and subsequently KLB; and still live locally. In the past I have been chairman of the School PTA and in 2016 I was deeply involved in setting up the Hawkesbury Community Shop which is now thriving. I am a retired Chartered Surveyor and I now feel that I can help the Parish Council serve the community.
Hazel Jones-Parish Clerk email@example.com
I moved to Hawkesbury Upton in 2002 with my husband, and over the years I have been involved with Preschool/Toddlers/two years Chair of the PTA and a volunteer for the local shop. Our daughter attends KLB school. I was appointed as the Parish Clerk and RFO (Responsible Financial Officer) in November 2009.
My normal working days are Monday and Tuesdays.
Sue Hope Sue.Hope@southglos.gov.uk
My family have lived in the village for nearly 40 years, - loving it so much, we moved three times in the village. I have been part of pre-school, PTA and the Village Hall committees during that time, as well as being involved in many other village organisations. I have been a parish councillor for many years – and served as the local councillor since 1991. My husband and I started our exhibition design business in Chipping Sodbury (now moved to Yate) in 1984.
John Ruthven - Vice Chair firstname.lastname@example.org
I have lived in Hawkesbury Upton for over twelve years with my family and have two children at the primary school. I really enjoy living in the parish and taking part in community life from skittles to Hawkesbury Horticultural Show, and want to do my bit for the parish, serving as a councillor since 2013. I work as a TV documentary producer, giving me expertise in broadcast mass media and, increasingly, digital on-line video.
Mike Wareham email@example.com
I am the newest parish councillor having joined the council in December 2015 after living in the village for nearly 15 years. I moved to Scotland with my family twice in that time, returning each time to Hawkesbury with a better appreciation of just how much our village has to offer. I have been in the Royal Navy for 34 years and consider Hawkesbury to be the first place I have really called home in that time. Both of my children have enjoyed the primary school and my son joins my daughter at KLB later this year. I have led complex projects for several years and am keen to use the skills I have acquired to help the parish.
Derek Higgs firstname.lastname@example.org
I discovered Hawkesbury Upton in 1972 with my family when I started an engineering business in the village. We built our home in Highfields in 1981 and our two daughters were educated in the village and at KLB. I have been a member of the PTA, a School Governor, a founding member and player of Hawkesbury Cricket Club and been captain of a village skittles team for longer than I care to remember.I have served the community as a Parish Councillor intermittently for 35 years. Now retired, I endeavour to protect wildlife, especially birds, and I am a member of the British Trust for Ornithology. I consider it a privilege to currently represent parishioners on the Parish Council and to help and advise whenever possible.
Andrew Musty email@example.com
I have served the parish as Councillor for the last 12 years, having joined the council in May 2004. I have lived in Hawkesbury Upton for 23 years, with my wife Sara and our three children, who have all attended the village primary school. I value our strong community and my priority is to conserve our area of outstanding natural beauty and enhance our special way of life. Hawkesbury is a thriving rural community and I am proud to be involved in several of the annual events and groups in the village. I am a member of the Hawkesbury Show committee and I was part of the team who first introduced the very popular, annual Christmas light switch-on which is now in its 12th year. I am also proud to be one of the founders of the Hawkesbury Bonfire Night and I'm currently a member of the Hall Committee.
Carol Powell firstname.lastname@example.org
Generations of my father's family have lived and worked in the parish of Hawkesbury. Apart from brief spells I have always lived in the parish.
I have been a member of Hawkesbury Primary School PTA. For many years I have been a civil servant. The future of Hawkesbury is import to me and I feel I can contribute on lots of levels in order that future generations reap the benefits.
Julie Stephens email@example.com
I live on Inglestone Commmon, which is where I
was raised in the '60's and '70's. I am very passionate about the local area
as my parents lived here for over 50 years, as did my great-grandparents
before them. I went to Hawkesbury Primary school, leaving there in 1977 to attend
Katharine Lady Berkeley's School. All four of my children subsequently
followed in my footsteps by attending KLB too!
I studied Geography at Birmingham University and was awarded a degree in 1988 and a Ph.D in 1992. My late parents felt that local councillors greatly assisted them in their ageing years. I hope I can now 'give something back' and endeavour to help others living in our local community.
John Turner JohnTurner@hawkesbury-pc.gov.uk
My wife Carol and I moved to Hawkesbury 3 years ago after living here on a part time basis for many years. I know the area very well and first came to the village in 1969 when my future father –in- law, Bert Hutchinson, kept the Fox Inn. I love living in the village and am keen to make a contribution to village life. Now enjoying retirement, I was a former physical sciences teacher, teacher training lecturer and Open University tutor in South East Wales for most of my working life. I was also an elected member of Torfaen County Borough Council for 17 years and was Cabinet member for Education & Young people for 9 years.
As a former Community Council Clerk I have a good background knowledge of local government and how it works. Other activities & interests include managing an out of school club, being a member of the HVT, gardening, family history, steam heritage and travel.