Meet your Councillors

Veronica Ward

Veronica Ward

Chairman

Veronica has lived in Greatworth for 36 years and has always tried to contribute to the local community on a voluntary basis.  She was a magistrate for 30 years sitting in Brackley, Towcester and Northampton. Veronica has been a governor at the School and is also Chairman of The Greatworth Charity. She has taken part in the fight against the wind farm and HS2 and will always work for the best interests of the village in the challenging times ahead. You can contact Veronica via cllr.ward@greatworthparishcouncil.co.uk
Lilian Stageman

Lilian Stageman

Councillor

Lilian has been a Councillor since 1999. She was born in the village as were generations of her family before her. You can contact Lilian via
cllr.stageman@greatworthparishcouncil.co.uk

Simon Bingham

Simon Bingham

Councillor

Simon has lived in the village since 2002, and joined the Parish Council around 2005.  Simon has been a Director of his family business based in Banbury since 1975 and likes to get involved with running events and organisations and helping out whenever possible in order to make many things happen for the benefit of the villagers and friends. Simon is always happy to try and help people to resolve village issues. You can contact Simon via cllr.bingham@greatworthparishcouncil.co.uk
Robert Dick

Robert Dick

Councillor

Robert is one of two Councillors on the council for the Halse Ward. You can contact Robert via cllr.dick@greatworthparishcouncil.co.uk

Bob Haynes

Bob Haynes

Councillor

Bob moved into the village in 2007 and joined the Parish Council in 2016. He has a sporting background of semi-pro football with Banbury United , Premier South Northants cricket and now golf. He is an active member of the Greatworth Golf Society committee and supports many other village activities. Bob started his career as a mechanical engineer, then built up a retail, design and installation fitted kitchens business with a showroom in Banbury, retiring in 2016 after 30 successful years of trading. Bob offers a practical approach to helping the village and will fight the effects of HS2 or any other outside influence that may reduce our quality of life. You can contact Bob via cllr.haynes@greatworthparishcouncil.co.uk

 

Richard Hooper

Richard Hooper

Councillor

Richard has lived in Greatworth since 1979, initially buying a new build in the last development phase of Peveril Road. Later he moved to a bungalow on Helmdon Road. His professional background is in the chemical industry and he built up a specialist manufacturing company in Daventry. He took early retirement in 2009 and first joined the parish council in 2012. Richard has been involved in the fight against HS2 and strives  to obtain maximum mitigation of the detrimental effects on Greatworth during construction and operation of HS2. You can contact Richard via
cllr.hooper@greatworthparishcouncil.co.uk

Hazel Hewison

Hazel Hewison

Councillor

Hazel Hewison moved to Halse from  Thorpe Mandeville in 2012. Hazel plays the organ for Sunday services in several local churches, including Halse. You can contact Hazel via
cllr.hewison@greatworthparishcouncil.co.uk

John Sear

John Sear

Councillor

You can contact John via
cllr.sear@greatworthparishcouncil.co.uk

Simon Shinkins

Simon Shinkins

Councillor

You can contact Simon via
cllr.shinkins@greatworthparishcouncil.co.uk

Helen du Bois

Helen du Bois

Clerk

Helen is the Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer for the council. An experienced Clerk, Helen started working for the council in August 2016 and is employed to work 8 hours a week. Helen has lived in nearby Helmdon since 2010 where she is also the Clerk for Helmdon Parish Council. You can contact the Clerk via clerk@greatworthparishcouncil.co.uk or telephone: 01295 768588.