Ros Jess – Chairman
I grew up in Chedworth and have a long family history here. I am hoping to represent the community for a second time. In 1991 I was elected to the council, serving for 12 years, many as chairman, before standing down because of family and work commitments.More recently I have campaigned to save the playing field from plans to build affordable housing. As mother to 3 grown-up children I am aware of the need for housing for young people but feel it is essential to keep the playing field as a facility for the whole village.I am currently working to make sure no-one is disadvantaged by efforts to provide reliable mobile signal for those who currently don’t have it.I believe the role of the parish council should be to inform, to listen and to take decisions which have the interests of the whole village at their heart.
David Broad – Vice Chairman
I am one of a very small number of residents who can say they were born and bred in Chedworth as I was literally born in the village and still live there.
I married Elizabeth in 1985 and we have one son George who is now studying IT at Cirencester College. Both George and I attended St Andrews School Chedworth.
I was elected to Chedworth Parish Council in 1991 and shortly afterwards I was appointed to Chedworth Village Hall Committee which I have Chaired since 2010, in recent years as Chedworth Silver Band’s representative.
From 2003 until May 2015 I served as the “Chedworth” ward councillor on the Cotswold District Council where I served for three years as Chairman of the Licensing Committee and two years as Vice Chairman of the Planning Committee.
I have been a member of Chedworth Silver Band since 1967, playing Tenor Horn and Cornet, and occasionally Euphonium, I became Conductor in 1995.
I have Facebook pages, David Broad and David Broad Conservative and occasionally twitter @davidcbroad and have numerous video clips on YouTube as David Broad.
Matt Fulford – Councillor
Matt has lived in Chedworth for 5 years and within the Coln Valley area since the age of 1. He is married to Sarah (a History and RE Teacher at Burford Secondary School) with two daughters who attend St Andrews primary school in the village where Matt is Chair of Governors.
Matt runs his own energy efficiency consultancy business, Inspired Efficiency, based from home in Chedworth having previously held positions of Head of Sustainability for EC Harris and Head of Low Carbon buildings at Sustain. Matt is a Member of the RICS and Energy Institute and a chartered Quantity Surveyor having gained a 1st Class degree from the University of Reading. He frequently speaks at conferences across the UK and Europe on Energy Efficiency and Sustainability issues as well as providing guest lectures to a number of UK Universities on the subject.
As well as the Chair of Governors Matt is also a Trustee of the Chedworth Village Trust. Outside of the village Matt is a Member of the Diocese of Gloucester Advisory Committee on the Care of Churches (DAC) having created the first zero carbon church in the UK in Withington. Matt is also a bee-keeper and donates blood platelets on a monthly basis. He enjoys distance running when time allows.
Ian Morgan – Councillor
I have lived in Queen Street, Chedworth with my family for the past 20 years. My sons, Sam and Seb, both attended the village school and have since done stints working in the Seven Tuns. I run a small business arranging commercial finance for clients, and have for the past 5 years been Honorary Treasurer of The Chedworth Society. I want the village to develop as a fantastic place in which to live and work. As a community, we must embrace change where it enhances the character of our environment. The pace of technological change will be a challenge for us all, but we cannot expect people to want to live where 21st century amenities do not exist. If elected I promise to listen to your views and make sure you know why decisions have been taken. We must be farsighted and work towards a vision we jointly share.
Clive Poulton – Councillor
Clive moved to Chedworth with his wife Dawne and three children in 1986. Dawne worked at St Andrews Primary School in Chedworth for over 28 years, where Clive also served as a governor. Two of the children attended St Andrews, whilst their elder brother went to a local state school in Cirencester.
Clive moved to Gloucestershire to take up a directorship in a consultancy practice, having worked for the Shell Group in London for the previous 17 years. He is now semi-retired following a career during which he has worked as an organisation development consultant throughout Europe and also in Asia and the USA.
As a volunteer, Clive has given time working with the Citizens Advice Bureau, helping local people with a range of needs and issues.
Cricket is a major part of Clive’s life. He is chairman of Chedworth Cricket Club and also a qualified umpire, officiating in a range of league and cup matches.
Clive values spending as much time as possible with his family and having the opportunity to enjoy playing with his three grandchildren.
Iain Robertson – Councillor
Iain came to Chedworth in 2012 having last lived in the Cotswolds, Guiting Power and Stow-on-the-Wold, in the early 80’s. He is married to Sue.
Iain started his career as an Army officer before working in the security industry followed by the computer industry. After leaving Apple Computer Iain and Sue worked together owning their own internet services company which they sold in 2010.
One of the first things that Iain did when coming to Chedworth was to attend a Parish Council Meeting believing that this was one of the ways to understand the opportunities and challenges that the community faces. During that first meeting Iain volunteered to help run the Parish Council website. Subsequently Iain has attended and contributed to many of the meetings of the previous Parish Council.
As well as the Parish Council website Iain now uses his IT skills to help produce the Hill and Valley Magazine, be the Show Secretary for Chedworth Horticultural Society, a member of the Hill and Valley Digital Team, a member of the team that operate the Chedworth Email System and developed the Chedworth Village Hall’s website. He also helps run the Back Row Club and was part of the Seven Tuns Action Group. He is part of Winter Emergency Co-ordination Team. Finally he started, contributes to and is the administrator of the popular Chedworth Village Facebook Group.
Both Iain and Sue are regularly seen keeping fit by running in and around the village. Iain likes to have an annual challenge having, in the last 5 years completed 2 * 200 miles walks across Scotland, a 100+ mile walk along the Pyrenees, cycled from Land’s End to John O’Groats and in 2015 hiked the 230 mile Scottish Cape Wrath Trail.
My email is firstname.lastname@example.org .
George Broad – Councillor
I was born in 1996 and have lived in Chedworth ever since. I attended St Andrew’s School Chedworth before continuing my education at Cirencester Kingshill and Cirencester College.
I am currently finishing a BSc Hons in applied computing at UCW in partnership with UWE.
I stood as a candidate in the May 2015 Parish council election in which I came 8th, and was then appointed in January 2017 after an uncontested application to fill an empty seat.
I joined Chedworth Silver Band in 2014 in which I played euphonium before moving onto BBb Bass. I am also in charge of the band website with which I keep updated with new engagements as they are agreed by the band. I am also responsible for videos taken of Chedworth Silver Band playing on many of its walks through the village.
My Email is email@example.com and my Facebook page is George Broad.