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Parish Councillors

Chair – Councillor Sheila Cotton                                                                                                

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I moved to Bierton with my young family in 1983 and joined the Parish Council in 1985 as Parish Clerk, a position I held for 17 years until 2002 when I then became a Parish Councillor. I was elected Chair in 2019 and hold this office to the current day. I have also previously been Chair of Bierton School PTA and I was a Parent Governor while my children attended the village school. I am responsible for bookings at both village halls and am a member of the Halls & Recreation Ground Working Party. I also attend various county wide groups representing the Parish Council, eg. Wendover Community Board, Barratts Stakeholder Group, Community Buildings Group amongst others.

Vice Chair – Councillor Lorna Fisher                                                                                 

I have been a Parish Councillor since September 2017 and was elected Vice-Chair in May 2021. I am responsible for public footpaths and rights of way across the Parish and have recently started looking after the Bierton Newsletter. I’m also a member of Bierton Events Group, which I really enjoy. I’ve lived in Bierton since 1999, my children have attended the local pre-school and primary school, where I’ve helped out with activities and been involved as both a school and pre-school Governor. In my working life, I’m a HR Programme, Governance and Commercial Manager, looking after budgets, traded services, contracts and major programmes. In my spare time, I enjoy early morning walks in the local area, gardening and reading.

Councillor Mark Grieves                                                                                                             

I have been a Parish Councillor since April 2017. I am responsible for the village website and social media pages, ensuring the Parish Council remain compliant with the new GDPR rules and regulations and am also responsible for putting together the Parish Council’s annual budget. In February 2018 I created the Bierton Events Group, which I remain a part of. I have lived in Bierton since 2015 having moved from North London and really enjoy living within the village. My eldest daughter currently attends St Louis’ Primary School at the top of the village. At work, I work within the oil industry as Group Credit Manager, responsible for the companies global credit policy. I am a keen sportsman and can often be seen running around the village, usually training for my next race! I also play a lot of football, cricket, pool and darts. If not playing sport in my spare time, I enjoy listening to music and spending time with my family.

Councillor Steve Knowles                                                                                                     

I first became a Parish Councillor in Bierton in October of 2020. Initially I was co-opted as we were in and out of Coronavirus lock-down restrictions at that time. I was subsequently elected to the council in May 2021. My wife and I moved to Bierton in late 2015 to be nearer our grown-up family. Having working in industry for many years, now mostly retired, I am used to dealing with people and being on committees together with the frustrations which can arise, and the compromises which have to be made. I want to serve the community and make it as good a place as possible for as many as possible. I recognise that a community is made up of people of different ages and backgrounds with different priorities. No person’s opinion is less or more important than another’s and as such, all opinions should be treated equally.                                                                                                           

Councillor Nigel Hyre                                                                                                           

I was elected onto the Parish Council in May 2021, having taken a keen interest in the work of the Parish Council for many years. I moved to the heart of the village with my wife in 1997 from Bedgrove. We enjoy living in the village and wish to see the quality of life maintained for the people of Bierton, with all the many pressures for change which exist on the local environment. Being retired, we now enjoy walking, gardening and the local community activities. During my working life, I worked in various financial roles in a variety of mainly manufacturing industries.

Councillor Natalie Roberts                                                                                                             

I was co-opted onto the Parish Council in July 2022. I have lived in the village for 3 years now and have 3 children, 2 of whom attend Bierton school. When we moved here, I had every intention of getting involved in village life and getting to know local people once we had settled in but Covid hit and we went into lockdown. We have 2 goats and a few chickens, you may see them and us on your local walks through the fields as we are always out there doing something. I am a stay at home mum, I enjoy cooking and have recently started to do gardening. 

Councillor Sarah Feeney

I was co-opted onto the Parish council In July 2023 when a vacancy arose for the Oldhams Meadow ward. I moved to Bierton with my partner in 1998. I enjoy living in the village and think the parish has a lot to offer its residents. I enjoy walking around the village including the local fields, more so now that we have a dog. My interests and hobbies include African drumming, tapestry weaving, and participating in a number of wildlife monitoring projects. I, also, help out at the Aylesbury Foodbank. I am particularly interested in how the parish can become more environmentally friendly and what we can do as a village to prepare for and mitigate the effects of climate change. Now that I have retired from the NHS, I welcome the opportunity to contribute to the parish and its development in a more active way.

Councillor Hayley Smith                                                                                       

I’m Hayley and I’ve lived in Bierton for over 7 years. I love the village and the community and having a chat with people. I love to run so I am often running up or down the main road. I have been running my own business for 12 years along with being a mum of two and it would be nice to help with the village for the next generation. I would like to help in anyway within the village but I hope to bring good ideas when needed. I am hoping to help stop more estates being built around the village as the roads are busy enough already and we are lucky enough to have lots of field around and I would like it to stay that way.

I am excited to be part of Bierton Parish Council.

I was co-opted onto the Parish Council in March 2024.

Councillor Andrew Brierley                                                                                        

I’m Andrew and I’ve lived in Bierton since 2021 with my wife Kate, our children Ollie, Emi & Lexi and our two labradors Bentley and Bowmore. We love walking around the village and the surrounding fields with the dogs and using the updated Bierton play area to keep the children busy and out of the house.

I work in London as a Technical Director for PwC, but with flexible working I benefit by working from home quite regularly allowing me to spend time with the family and in the village.

I’ve only recently joined Bierton Parish Council, March 2024, and I look forward to supporting the people across our community alongside maintaining the character of the village that we all call our home.

Clerk to the Council – Mrs Wendy Tomlinson                                                                                  

The Parish Clerk is the proper officer of the council and also the responsible financial officer. As the only paid official, the Clerk is responsible for carrying out the instructions of the Council and dealing with the day to day management of Council business.