Councillors' Details

2 vacancies

There are currently 2 vacancies on the parish council.

If you are interested in applying or would like more information please see the 'Vacancies' tab 

Christine Dolby

01487 841359

Daryl Potter

01487 841359

Nicola Cross

01487 841359

Kirsty Meadows

01487 841359

Julia Drury

Anne Ephgrave

Frances Smith

Ryan Wilson

John Blundell

John Blundell

Councillor

01487 840741

clerk@somersham-pc.gov.uk

Register of interests

I moved to Somersham with my family in 1974 being one of the first families on the then new ‘Trundle’ estate, over the next 45 years we lived in six different houses within the village.
After leaving the RAF I worked in managerial roles with ARC (Hanson), Mowlem’s and Tarmac. But it was not until I retired in 2007 that I discovered both the time and the satisfaction of being actively involved in the wider community.
Since then I have been on the Carnival Committee, a Trustee for The Pidley Mountain Rescue Team and am currently a Trustee with the Friends of Somersham Parish Church.
With a daughter, four grandchildren and four great grandchildren all living in the village, I believe that becoming a Parish Councillor I may be able to help ensure this village remains the great place it has been for raising a family in and to help safeguard it for future generations.

Tony Sansom

Tony Sansom

Councillor

01487 841359

clerk@somersham-pc.gov.uk

Register of interests

I have been a resident of Somersham since 2006 and I am an active member of the Community. In my primary employment as a Civil Servant, I am the senior programmer developing webpages for the Geospatial community.

In my free time I enjoy my garden and take great pride in its appearance where I receive numerous compliments. In addition, I am an active member of the Timebank and volunteer for AbilityNet, providing computer support to disabled people.

Before I relocated to Somersham I was the chairman of Hounslow Community Transport and the local Physical Handicapped and Able Bodied (PHAB)2 club where I also helped run club night activities and organize outings, I also drove the mini bus and made the tea.

My greatest concern for our community is dog fouling, making local amenities accessible to all by breaking down barriers and tackling loneliness. I am interested in rural growth not just affordable housing but infrastructure to support housing needs and growth and providing jobs to sustain local economy. My key strength is in helping those less fortunate to be best they can.



Dianna Skeggs

Dianna Skeggs

Councillor

07919 890808

clerk@somersham-pc.gov.uk

Register of interests

I have been in and around Somersham for basically + 60 years. My family have lived here since 1825. I feel that I could be beneficial in the development and running of the village for all people. I am following in the steps of my ancestors, many of whom have participated in the development of the town, having been on the Parish Council as well as the Church Parochial Council.

I have vast experience in business both national and international as well as a life time’s learning. I am a believer in the individuality and independence of each person. Having a love for the town I wish to see development in a sensitive manner with emphases on the environment – Nature and the Living quality for all. I have a great sensitivity over the waste of all resources, especially, in this instance money and all interference with the life of people.

Richard Sutton

Richard Sutton

Chairman

01487 840150

clerk@somersham-pc.gov.uk

Register of interests

I moved into the village, with my wife, during the May Bank Holiday in 1975. Despite being welcomed with a snow storm we are still in the same house.

I have worked for local undertakings including Cambridge Water, a bed manufacturer and a food producer in the Computer departments until I retired. For the past 15 years I have been on the Parish Council working, as we all do, for the benefit of the village.

It is rewarding work, even if unsung, because people only notice when things are not right. My hope is that I can continue to do my best for the village as long as possible.

Ray Woolway

Ray Woolway

Councillor

01487 841359

clerk@somersham-pc.gov.uk

Register of interests

I have lived at College Farm since 1957 when my parents bought the farm. I joined my father after leaving school and have farmed there ever since.

I have been married to my wife Fiona for over 50 years and we have two children, James who runs a farm machinery business and Sarah who is a lawyer with BBC Studios.

I was a parish councillor for several years (1984 – 2003) and instigated the building of the floodlit courts and whilst Chairman, the building of the squash court and Norwood Room, and the footpath along the St Ives Road from the Industrial Estate to Gypsy Lane. Also, whilst Chairman, the building of the Millennium Facility with the award of a large Lottery grant and was Chairman of the Trustees for several years.