The elected and co-opted members of the Parish Council are shown below, they are unpaid Councillors. Our Clerk, Sharon A Whelon, is a part time employee of the council as is Clerical Assistant Sarah Ovens.
Clerk: Sharon A Whelon
The Old School, Vicarage Lane, Colerne, SN14 8EL
Tel: 01225 742207 e: firstname.lastname@example.org
Parish Council Assistant: Sarah Ovens
The Old School, Vicarage Lane, Colerne, SN14 8EL
Tel: 01225 742207 e: email@example.com
Unitary Councillor: Cllr Brian Mathew
The Old School, Yatton Keynell, SN14 7BA
Tel: 07771 607983 e: firstname.lastname@example.org
29 Elm Road, North Colerne
Tel: 07768795698 e: email@example.com
8 Fosseway Close, Colerne
Tel: 743041 / 07946 579 829 e: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chairman of Parish Council
Co-ordinator Community Resilience Plan
2 Windyridge, Bath Rd, Colerne
Chairman Sports Development Working Party
Peartree Studios, Watergates, Colerne
Tel: 743575 / 07802 797868 e: email@example.com
Charcoal House, Market Place Colerne
Tel: 01225 743215 / 07774 658522 e: firstname.lastname@example.org
Beaters Retreat, Watergates, Colerne
Tel: 745839 e: email@example.com
Elmsleigh, Market Place, Colerne
Tel: 743444 / 07771 995243 e: firstname.lastname@example.org
20 Tutton Hill, Colerne, Chippenham, SN14 8DN
Tel: 07521 536988
22, Forrester Green, Colerne
Bank House, Tutton Hill, Colerne
Tel: 742471 / 742631 / 07904 436068
Chairman Colerne Old School Charity
Colerne Parish Council members - Register of Interests
2018/19 List of Representatives for external bodies and PC Working Parties
Village Hall Association - Jacqui Bradburn
Corsham Area Board - Paul Jobbins
Corsham Area Transport Group – Anthony Clarke
Wilshire Local Plan Review: Gary Brain, Robert Jones
PC Working Parties & Committees
Allotments and Recreation: Glyn Thomas, Jacqui Bradburn
Allotment Supervisor: Glyn Thomas
Community Resilience & Emergency Plan: Jacqui Bradburn, Paul Jobbins
Finance, policy and assets management: All Parish Councillors
Neighbourhood Plan: Jacqui Bradburn, Gary Brain, Rob Child, Bob Jones
Personnel: Jacqui Bradburn, Glyn Thomas, Richard Tonge
Sports Development: Gary Brain (Chair) Paul Jobbins, Robert Jones, Richard Tonge
Parish Council Website & Public Communications: Rob Child, Bob Jones
I have lived in Colerne since 1980 and have been a member of the Parish Council for the past 30 years, serving twice as chair. I stood for election in the first place mainly because, at the time, there were no women on the council and I wanted to go some way to redress the balance, but also because I care very much about the community in which I live. I want to be involved in maintaining what is good and to effect progress where change is needed. I am currently the Chair of Colerne Parish Council.
I have lived in and around Colerne for 35 years, with a small gap when I lived in Bath. I am a director of a property development company that has been established for over 10 years; we deal with new builds and renovating old derelict buildings, the majority of which is our own. Prior to creating my company I worked as a sole trader building new houses and renovating existing properties in the local area. I am also involved in planning consultancy on several projects in and around Wiltshire and South Gloucestershire. In my spare time I coach rugby at a local Rugby club. I have been a Parish Councillor for over 5 years and in that time I have been the Chair for Highways & Rights Of Way. I have been involved in, and advised on, the new planning laws. I have helped with the asset management of Parish assets. I am currently the chair of the Sports Development working party.
I’ve lived in Colerne for nearly twenty-eight years, and work at home as a graphic designer, so my main contribution, since becoming a parish councillor in May 2015, is communication. I’ve designed, built and now manage the website and hope it becomes the main village information point.
My wife, Louise, and I have lived in the Market Place for 30 years. I was a Consultant in Rheumatology & Rehabilitation at the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases (the Min) in Bath, also for 30 years. I was the MedicaI Director of the hospital for 15 years. I retired in 2007, when I was elected to represent Lansdown Ward on Bath & North East Somerset Council, which included two years as the Cabinet Member for Transport.
Robert Jones has lived in has lived in Colerne for 11 years, since he and his wife Sue moved out of London on retirement from their respective business careers.
Robert worked primarily in the healthcare field – pharmaceuticals – as an industry economist and strategic planner. He maintains an interest in planning — though now at the local level. He chaired the production of the Colerne Parish Plan, delivered in 2011; and, as a Director of Wiltshire CPRE 2013-2016, he followed local planning issues closely, especially the impact of development on rural life and the countryside. He is a PC representative on the Colerne Neighbourhood Plan team.
Robert and Sue have two children and five grandchildren, and Robert’s personal interests include photography, bridge and blues guitar.
Paul Jobbins OBE GM RD MSc
I moved to Colerne in 2012 following a long association with the village through my wife Nicky who was brought up here. Born in Bristol, I was educated in South Gloucestershire before a working life in public service as a Fingerpint Expert from which I gained a Masters degree in Public Management. My parallel career as a Royal Marines Reserve officer offered extensive overseas deployments on UK, NATO, EU and UN operations. A former Chipping Sodbury Councillor and Town Council Chairman, I am retired and enjoy the village community and country life.
I moved to Colerne in 2018 and have recently become a Parish Council member through a desire to connect with and serve an already thriving community. I'm new to 'councilling', am currently on the Recreation and Allotment committee and looking for other ways to bring my experience and passions to bear in order to benefit Colerne. I was born in Devon, and have worked in the Advertising and Communications industries for 10+yrs, living and working in Cardiff, Manchester and London. I have a partner called Lucy, we're starting a family in the village and have a miniature Dachshund called Nigel. Where I can find the time I like walking, golfing and getting my boots out to play Football or Rugby - depending on how my knee feels...
Born of Welsh parents and raised in Bathampton, I was educated at Oldfield Boys School in Bath. I then worked at Stothert & Pitt Engineers for 22 years; travelling all over the UK, Ireland, Europe and Africa. I have been a self employed engineer for 35 years. I have been married to Margaret for 45 years with four children and five grandchildren. I have lived in Colerne for 50 years. I was elected to Colerne Parish Council in 1975, working on the Rights of Way and Recreation & Allotment committees. I have acted as allotment supervisor for about 35 years.
I have lived in Colerne since 1987 when my company moved me to run an engineering business in Corsham. I have been on the Parish Council for about twenty years, was a District Councillor for ten years and a Wiltshire Councillor for the last seven. At Wiltshire Council I have the responsibility for Finance. I live in Tutton Hill with my wife Monica. My daughter and her family, including two lively grandsons, live in Malmesbury . While on the Parish Council I led the £450,000 project to convert the Old School. I am a Trustee of the Almshouses in Corsham raising money and helping manage the £1.4million refurbishment of the Grade 1 listed building.