Kelsall's Parish Councillors
Kelsall is part of the Eddisbury Parliamentary Constituency. Nine Parish Councillors, two Cheshire West & Chester Councillors (Tarvin and Kelsall Ward) and an MP represent the Parish. The Parish Council meets every second Monday of the month in the Kelsall Community Centre and provides a valuable link between members of the public and the Cheshire West & Chester Council. The dates of future meetings can be found in the Village Diary. Minutes of meetings are posted here and are displayed in the Kelsall Post Office. A brief history of Kelsall Parish Council can be found here.
Parish Council Chairman
I am 63 years old and a former employee of Cheshire County Council Education Services and retired in December 2009 after nearly 44 years service. My role was that of Business Resource Manager that involved the provision of services to schools throughout the Council; managing some 180 staff across 13 offices throughout Cheshire that supported the education services staffs in their duties; business development including ICT developments. I am also a magistrate on the Halton (Runcorn) bench - appointed 1991 - and am also actively involved with Cheshire County Football Association as their Vice Chairman and Mid Cheshire District Football Association as their Secretary. I also help and support my wife with her charity work with Clatterbridge Cancer Research through their annual gala and regular jumble sales etc. and was also a player and secretary of Kelsall Cricket Club as well as playing for Barrow CC until 2010. I am currently a member at Pryors Hayes GC.
Richard Hancock, Vice Chairman
Kelsall has provided my family and me with a base since 1978, though we lived and worked abroad from 1988 until the end of 2008. It was always a haven to which to return to visit our family and friends. In the early years of our lives in the Village we were very much involved with the enhancement of its facilities, particularly Harewood Playgroup, and the Community Centre. I was also a Member of the KADRAS Committee, which I have rejoined since returning home.
Having taken 'early retirement' from the business world, I now have more time to devote to helping to further improve the facilities in the Village with a view to satisfy the living and recreational needs of all its residents.
Dorothy Berry, Parish Councillor
I have lived in Kelsall since 1957 and brought up my children here. I was a secretary with Shell Research until 1962 and later worked at Utkinton School and Tarporley High School until my retirement. I am an active member of the W.I. committee and have served as Secetary and President in the past. I have always taken part in village activities, including KADRAS, the Day Centre, the Bridge Club and Kelsall Gardening Club. I look forward to contributing to the work of the Parish Council.
Dr Richard Boyle, Parish Councillor
I have lived with my wife, Sarah, on The Wynd for nearly 6 years. I work for a Government agency, the national housing and regeneration agency for England, where I offer advice on brownfield and contaminated land and planning internally and to central government department and agencies, as well as to local authorities. I am a keen mountaineer and a real ale enthusiast.
Anne Britton, Parish Councillor
I am married with 2 teenage children. We moved to Kelsall 3 years ago from Surrey. I am Scottish and have a BSc (Botany and Ecology) from St Andrews University. I worked in the insurance industry for 10 years, in various locations, and am a former Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute. We moved abroad in 1992 and have lived in Brazil, Singapore and Kenya before finally returning to the UK in 2003. Since returning to the UK I now work as a volunteer Adviser with Citizens Advice Bureau. My hobbies include Scottish Country Dancing (at the Community Centre), gardening and watercolour painting. I wanted to serve on the Parish Council because I enjoy taking on new challenges and want to contribute to my community. I believe that it is important that villages such as Kelsall provide the services and amenities that their residents need while retaining their distinctive village character.
Ro Cowell, Parish Councillor
I have BSc and MSc degrees from Bristol University. I have lived in Kelsall for 22 years. My children attended Kelsall and Tarporley Schools. I have been a Brownie Guider and have served on PTA and HSA committees. I am a Vice President of Kelsall WI and also a volunteer cook and local management committee member for Kelsall OPAL Club. I am a member of St Phillip's Church, and am also involved with KADRAS/CRTA events.
I believe Kelsall has a lot to offer but it must be looked after and I hope to assist this.
Noel Dutton, Parish Councillor
Howard Hopwood, Parish Councillor
I was born in South London in 1948 and have lived in Cheshire since 1982 and in Kelsall since 2005. I am married and have two grown up sons.
I have a degree in Chemistry but have spent the majority of my working life in Marketing. I have worked in the Photographic Industry for 40 years and during that time have been a Research Chemist, a Technical Service Manager and recently the Marketing Director of HARMAN technology (the manufacturers of ILFORD Black and White Photo Products in Mobberley Cheshire). I am currently Chairman of HARMAN technology.
During my time in Cheshire I have been a Parent Governor for one year and Chairman of the School Governors at Styal County Primary School for nine years. Presently I am Deputy Chair of the Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership, Chairman of the Cheshire and Warrington Enterprise Commission and a member of the Board of Red Eye, a Photo organisation funded by the Arts Council.
Peter Moore, Parish Councillor
I have worked at Stanlow refinery all my life living on the Wirral for 40 years or so moving to Kelsall in 2004 - so I am a local man always living about 10 miles from the refinery - I am very keen to help teenagers develop so the D of E has been great fun in the last couple of years, long may it continue - in the past I have been a venture scout leader, marathon runner, long distance cyclist and hill walker - so if you combine all this, my aspiration in becoming a Parish Councillor is to be a voice for young people to get their issues on the table while helping to maintain the wonderful rural environment that Kelsall and its surroundings has. This includes maintenance of footpaths, careful planning and building, provision for cyclists, traffic management to allow youngsters (and everyone else) to get around safely plus facilities for young people where we can create them - in short maintain what we have and ensure we can all see it, use it and enjoy it safely with minimal impact. My belief is that youngsters will grow in a caring nurturing environment if the adults around them show them the way to love and respect what they have around them - I sincerely hope I can help this happen through the Parish Council.