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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 crafts.

Councillor Alan Webber                                                                                                               

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I have lived in Bierton all my life and have been a Parish Councillor since 1999, having previously looked after the Recreation Ground and been Secretary of Bierton Football Club for a number of years. My family go back over 100 years in the village, and some still live here. I believe I am a valuable source of historical information of the village! I am a member of the Halls and Recreation Ground Working Party.

Councillor Bob Dewis                                                                                                                          

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I was bought up in Hackney, East London and moved to Aylesbury in 1975, before moving to Bierton in 1992. I served 37 years as a retained firefighter at Aylesbury Fire Station before retiring in 2012. I was elected to the Parish Council in the same year. Within the Parish Council, I am responsible for maintaining regularly checks at the Bierton Sports Centre, making sure all external facilities are safe and working well, including the defibrillators within the village, both at the Sports Centre and the one at Jubilee Hall. I also like to listen to the views of local residents, whether it be the good, bad or ugly parts of Bierton and try with the Parish Council to put it right and make Bierton a village to be proud of.

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 Carole King                                                                                                           

I was elected onto the Parish Council in May 2021 and am finding it very interesting. I have lived in Oldhams Meadow for 30 years and have seen the village change and grow over those years. I am now retired but in my working life I have been a PA and also worked in sales. My last two appointments were as a merchandiser for a local sock producer sold to many high street shops, followed by quoting for cleaning services, again with a local company. I live with my partner Clive and we enjoy holidays, walking and motorcar racing.

Carole represents the Oldhams Meadow ward of the Parish.

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.

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.