Your Councillors

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All Members - Full Council, no additional committees

Carol Haigh

Carol Haigh

Councillor Profile 

Carol is a founder member of the Parish Council which was
formed in 2005.

She has lived in Doxey since 1977 and has made many good friends and neighbours over the years.

When the Parish Council was formed one of the things they wanted to do was start a Youth Club up again. She helped to run the Youth Club until 2017. She is pleased that the Church decided to carry on running the Youth Club as she feels it is greatly needed for young people to meet and enjoy different activities together.

She feels proud of how the Parish Council has improved community activities in Doxey e.g.

  • Funding pensioners Christmas dinner at the Church
  • ·Grants for the Youth Club
  •  Providing dog waste bins
  • The lease of the Football Pitch, now Rugby pitch
  • Grants for Doxey Primary School & Church Gardens upkeep and Xmas trees
  • Redrow Park and the new equipment recently added (good to see so many children enjoying themselves)

She would like to thank everyone who voted for her to stay on the Parish Council during the election in 2019.

She looks forward to continuing to serve on the Parish Council and to help make Doxey an even better place to live and more community activities and meeting new people who have come to live in Doxey.

David Hughes

David Hughes

Chairman

Councillor Profile

David has lived in Doxey since 2000 and was one of the Parish Council founder members when it was formed in 2005.

David is a retired Captain with the Army Cadet Force and served for 52 years.

He served 2 years on the board of governors with the College for Further Education (now Stafford College, part of the Stafford and Newcastle College Group)

He was a volunteer with Stafford and Rural Homes for 15 years as a customer inspector and a member of the customer board.

Eleanor Tristram

Eleanor Tristram

Councillor Profile

Eleanor is starting her second term of office as a Parish
Councillor (1 term = 4 years). She first became involved in 2015, as she had
become annoyed with standing outside the corridors of power, shouting in,
wanting change, and nothing changing. She decided to try and join the local
parish council, and thoroughly enjoyed her first four year term.

She has lived in Doxey for over 13 years, is in her mid 40’s and has a teenage daughter. She feels Doxey is a thriving community, with many of us having the same aims for our village.

She created the action group DASH (Doxey Against Segregated Housing) to fight social injustice. The group successfully fought to remove additional affordable housing to be built in Doxey leaving an estate in Baswich with none rebalancing both neighbourhoods in a fair way.

She looks forward to doing even more, in her second term as a Parish Councillor. Having been the driving force in the starting of the Parish Council Newsletter, which is hand delivered through every single door in the Parish quarterly, more of our residents are aware of the Council, and how we work hard to help make Doxey a happy village.

Isabella Davies

Isabella Davies

Councillor Profile

Isabella was one of the founder members of Doxey Parish
Council when it was formed in 2005. Doxey is the only part of Stafford Town to
have its own Parish Council.

She also represented the community as Borough Councillor between 2007 - 2019

In 2019, eleven candidates stood for nine seats on the Parish Council and she welcomed this first opportunity for a contested election which gave residents the chance to choose their representatives.

Isabella notes “As your local Councillor it is always a privilege to meet so many of you and deal with any matters of concern you have.”

Cathleen Hughes

Cathleen Hughes

Councillor Profile

Cath has lived in Doxey for 39 years and was the Landlady at
the Three Tuns Pub between 1980 – 1998 (18 years).

She has been on Doxey Parish Council since 2015.

Cath works part-time locally and volunteers at Stafford Gatehouse in her spare time.

She takes a keen interest in local matters and enjoys meeting people.

Chris Shirley

Chris Shirley

Councillor Profile

Chris is 54 and has lived in Doxey for 9 years and has settled here to have and
bring his family up – his son who is seven with his partner Wendy. He
lives on Greensome Lane and before that The Ridgeway Doxey.

He has been a school governor at Doxey Primary School for 3 years and is very active within the local Church supporting its events.

He works for West Midlands Ambulance Service in Stafford.

Chris hopes to bring his life experiences to the Parish Council this includes,meetings at various levels, governor role, presentations and teaching various areas including -FirstAid, Sports/Leisure, Health & Safety Training.

Chris intends to make a difference to the Community of Doxey and to represent the interests of the community. He sees himself being active within the Parish Council, interested and committed to all.

He is very proud to be given the chance to serve the residents and families of Doxey.

Richard Whyman

Richard Whyman

Vice Chairman

Councillor Profile

Richard originally lived on the Tixall road end of
Stafford and now lives on the Doxey road.

He has worked for GEC, Alstom and GE all at the same site on Lichfield road where he has become the test department supervisor and attained his membership of the Institute of Engineering Technology.

He has lived in Doxey for 13 years and has been a member of the council and vice-chairman for over eight years.

He is a bit of a conservationist and has a night vision camera and sometimes watches a badger or Fox who visits their garden.

Simon Davenport

Simon Davenport

Councillor Profile

Simon is 58 and has lived in Doxey since 2012. He is married with 2 teenage children.
He works at Stafford college as a Curriculum leader in Motor vehicle engineering.

He joined the council initially, to ensure fair representation for the newer estates being built.

Since joining the council he has taken up a very active role in community projects and works and can often be seen on Castle View Park resolving issues and doing general works.

He likes to inform newer people in the area the role of the Parish council, and try to encourage public involvement in the community.

He feels that if everybody did their own little bit to help themselves and each other, the majority of community issues would be solved. 

  • Favourite motto is: if you need a helping hand, look at the end of your sleeves!
  • His hobbies include walking the dog, travel, flying Gliders at Seighford airfield and Curries!

Keith Allen

Keith Allen

Councillor Profile

I have lived in Stafford since 1971 courtesy of the Royal Air Force and I have lived in Doxey for over 12 years

I have been involved in local football having run a Junior Team, Secretary for a Sunday Team then Match Secretary and Secretary for various teams for Stafford Town.
With my partner, we laid the groundwork which led to the formation of Stafford Town Dragons Disability Team. I was also Match Secretary for AFC Eccleshall in The County League.

I enjoy watching local football on a Saturday. I’m also a keen walker and I care about the local footpaths and their access. The local footpaths are well used by local people and with the new housing development we must make sure that access is maintained. While out walking we often see fly tipping - It’s a disgrace.

As a Parish Councillor I intend to voice the concerns of Local People regarding road safety, footpaths, management of open spaces, planning, crime prevention, fighting for services and facilities.

All these things impact on people’s lives and as a Parish Councillor I promise to listen to people’s concerns and raise those concerns to the appropriate authorities.

Borough & County Councillor

Borough Councillor
Tony Pearce,
 33 North Castle Street, Stafford, ST16 2EH
Tel: 01785 244558, 07949 597125
Email: apearce@staffordbc.gov.uk



County Councillor
Mark Winnington,
Woodside Farm,
Gnosall,
Stafford,
ST20 0JA.
Tel: 01785 822224 /07800 886275
Email: mark.winnington@staffordshire.gov.uk