Isobel Darby

Isobel Darby has lived in the village all her life and was educated at local state schools, as were her three children. She is an accountant and, having trained in a City firm, practices locally.  Isobel enjoys her work in the community and is pleased to be able to give something back to the area. Prior to joining the Cabinet last year, as member with responsibility for Health and Housing, Isobel served on two of the three overview committees at as well as being Vice Chairman of the Licensing and Regulation Committee.

 

Isobel is also a Parish Councillor, a governor of two local schools and is a strong advocate for lifelong learning. She is a member of the local Neighbourhood Action Group and uses her professional skills as treasurer of the Village Appraisal Group.  She has also been the co-ordinator of the Village Guide committee since its inception. Isobel has a common sense approach in resolving issues and has the ability to empathise with people of all ages and backgrounds.  She believes that it is important that we support the most vulnerable members of our community who are not always able to represent themselves.

 

Isobel believes passionately in preserving our environment for future generations, and feels that there has to be a sensible balance between maintaining what we have whilst providing for the future in a sensitive and sympathetic manner – a philosophy which applies from issues such as recycling and energy usage to the provision of new homes. In her spare time Isobel enjoys gardening, decorating and the theatre.  

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Patricia Birchley

Chiltern Ridges including The Lee, Cholesbury, Hawridge, Asheridge, Bellingdon, Chartridge, Hyde Heath, Asheridge Vale and Lowndes.
Tricia has represented Chiltern Ridges Division of Bucks County Council for almost 12 years and has listened carefully to local residents to action their concerns at County Hall. She holds regular surgeries and attends Parish Council meetings to ensure she is fully briefed on all local issues.

For 5 years Tricia was the Cabinet Member for Health & Wellbeing with responsibility for 40% of the Council Budget. One of the direct benefits to Chiltern Ridges was the building of the Chesham Opportunities Centre and the new Care home for older people in Cameron Road. She cares passionately about our environment and is currently Chairman of the Rights of Way Committee and a Trustee of the Chiltern Society. She champions local causes in her role as Vice Chairman of Bucks County Council.

Since the announcement of HS2 Tricia has spent the last seven years fighting the project, attending Select Committee meetings in Parliament, talking to Members of Parliament, writing regularly to the Press and working with local action groups to stop it. During the construction phase she would hold HS2 to account on Health & Safety, protection of our unique environment and managing the increase in traffic movements. This would be an absolute priority.

People express concerns about the state of some local roads and Tricia would continue to fight for extra budget to maintain and improve the roads and pavements. Working with the Local Area Technician she would go out on site regularly and be vigilant in ensuring quality repairs to our roads.

Des Bray

Des has lived in Chalfont St Giles since 1986 and has been a Parish Councillor since October 2009.  For the last 15 years Des has been one of the organizers of the Chalfont St Giles Fireworks Show and is currently the Acting Chair of the Friends of Guides.

Noel Brown

Chess Valley including Chesham Waterside, St Marys, Townsend, Little Chalfont (part), Ley Hill, Latimer and Chenies
Noel and his wife have lived and worked in the Division for over 44 years. He has served on the County Council for 12 years and District and Town Councils since 1976, only standing down from District two years ago, after a final two years as Chairman. He is just finishing a year as Mayor, for the third time, so knows a good deal about the area and the problems facing all sections of our Community. He established the first Youth Council in Bucks, has been a school Governor, Chairman of Chesham Youth Club, and the CAB. He was also responsible for setting up the Chesham and Little Chalfont Revitalisation Groups.
Last Christmas, with the support of the Town and Parish Councils and volunteers, he was responsible for running the Christmas Day Party for 55 of our elderly residents from Chesham, Amersham and Little Chalfont who would otherwise have been alone.
He is currently Deputy Cabinet Member for Education at County supporting Primary and Special Educational Needs. Also, serving on the Health Overview Committee, he has pushed both the Hospital Trust and the Clinical Commissioning Group representing local GPs to get improved care more locally provided and pressed for Social Services to be ‘more joined up’ so care is better coordinated. He successfully challenged the delay in medical assessments for children coming into care. 
He was responsible for getting the NHS to contract NHS Dentists at the Chess Surgery where he has also been involved in the County Wellbeing Project seeking join working to lift the most vulnerable out of deprivation across the whole of the County.
 He has always pledged to put ‘people before politics’ and will continue to use his considerable experience to seek the best outcomes for Residents in these uncertain times

Noel Brown

Chess Valley including Chesham Waterside, St Marys, Townsend, Little Chalfont (part), Ley Hill, Latimer and Chenies
Noel and his wife have lived and worked in the Division for over 44 years. He has served on the County Council for 12 years and District and Town Councils since 1976, only standing down from District two years ago, after a final two years as Chairman. He is just finishing a year as Mayor, for the third time, so knows a good deal about the area and the problems facing all sections of our Community. He established the first Youth Council in Bucks, has been a school Governor, Chairman of Chesham Youth Club, and the CAB. He was also responsible for setting up the Chesham and Little Chalfont Revitalisation Groups.
Last Christmas, with the support of the Town and Parish Councils and volunteers, he was responsible for running the Christmas Day Party for 55 of our elderly residents from Chesham, Amersham and Little Chalfont who would otherwise have been alone.
He is currently Deputy Cabinet Member for Education at County supporting Primary and Special Educational Needs. Also, serving on the Health Overview Committee, he has pushed both the Hospital Trust and the Clinical Commissioning Group representing local GPs to get improved care more locally provided and pressed for Social Services to be ‘more joined up’ so care is better coordinated. He successfully challenged the delay in medical assessments for children coming into care. 
He was responsible for getting the NHS to contract NHS Dentists at the Chess Surgery where he has also been involved in the County Wellbeing Project seeking join working to lift the most vulnerable out of deprivation across the whole of the County.
 He has always pledged to put ‘people before politics’ and will continue to use his considerable experience to seek the best outcomes for Residents in these uncertain times

Julie Burton

Julie Burton has lived in the Chiltern District for over 35 years and has served on the Council for a total of 12 years. She is Currently Chairman of the Housing and Planning Overview Committee and the Homelessness Committee, and a member of both the Planning and Licensing Committees. As a magistrate for 18 years she sat in the Adult and Family Courts as a Chairman at Amersham and High Wycombe.

Tim Butcher

Chalfont St Giles, Seer Green, Coleshill, Jordans and Gold Hill.
Tim Butcher and his partner Emma live in Chalfont St Giles. Tim has worked in the City of London's Insurance market as an underwriter for over 40 years, and has played his part in running a successful enterprise.  This has brought him into contact with many people from small businesses to quoted companies.  He understands the business community. 
Tim believes that Buckinghamshire County Council must deliver the most efficient and effective services, as well as providing value for money.   Tim was one of the driving forces behind the introduction of performance related pay for Bucks County Council employees.  He detests bureaucracy and red tape and hopes that you will continue to give him the opportunity to make a difference for the benefit of the local community.
As Chairman of the Chalfonts Local Area Forum, Tim has secured funds to be spent in the Chalfont St Giles Division, along with his Community Funds.
In his spare time, Tim enjoys walking, golf and classic cars.  Tim is also a member of Lloyd's.

Jules Cook

Julie was born and raised in Amersham, attending St Georges, Woodside and Dr Challoner’s High schools. She is the eldest daughter of Davida Allen, who is a previous District Councillor, Town Councillor and Mayor. She can trace her direct family in Amersham all the way back to the 1600’s!

Emily Culverhouse

Emily comes from a long line of Culverhouses and can trace her family in Chesham back to the 12th  Century! Her Great Grandfather was Chairman of the Chesham Urban District Council in 1936 and her Grandfather was a local campaigner.

 

Emily Culverhouse

Emily comes from a long line of Culverhouses and can trace her family in Chesham back to the 12th  Century! Her Great Grandfather was Chairman of the Chesham Urban District Council in 1936 and her Grandfather was a local campaigner.

 

Mark Flys

Mark was born in a council house in Amersham, 52 years ago. He attended 4 local schools, including Dr Challoners Grammar School and also undertook a 4 year apprenticeship at local printing company, Halstans.

 

Christopher Ford

Chris grew up in nearby Hazlemere and moved to the area in 2007, following his graduation from St. Andrews University. He lives with his fiancée, Rebecca, and plays an active role in both the local community and the Conservative Party.

 

Andrew Garth

Andrew Garth, District Councillor for Ashley Green, Latimer and Chenies which is a rural ward to the east of Chesham and Little Chalfont, and adjoins Hertfordshire. It is made up of the three parishes after which it is named. There are five villages in the Ward – Ashley Green, Chenies, Latimer, Ley Hill (including part of Botley) and Whelpley Hill. There are also three primary schools as well as churches, pubs, village halls, farms and businesses that help make up the Ward's very strong local communities.

John Gladwin

John GladwinJohn Gladwin is married to Carol and they have two grown-up children. They have lived in Prestwood for 30 years, and previously in Gt Kingshill. He is a Chartered Accountant and works as an interim Finance Director. He has broad experience in business, including 18 years with a large multi-national chemical company.

Mimi Harker OBE

Cllr. Mrs Mimi Harker OBE  Mimi is married to Robin and they have two children, Robyn, 18 and Arrun, 15.  She has lived in the area for 23 years and is extremely visible around the community. 

Graham Harris

Graham Harris was born in Gloucester, Brought up in rural Kent and moved to Amersham in 1977 and has lived in Amersham for the last 34 yearsGraham Harris qualified as a chartered surveyor and set up his own practice in Watford in 1985 he retired from the practice in 2007 and has remained a consultant with the practice.He has been married to Jill for 30 years and both of their children attended local grammar schools.

Murray Harrold

Murray has lived and worked in Chalfont St Peter and Gerrards Cross since 1983 having moved here, with his family in 1972. For many years Murray worked in the brewing industry for both Courage and Watney Mann Truman Brewers.

Peter Hudson

Peter Hudson lives on Red Lion Street, in the heart of the St Mary’s and Waterside ward, with his wife Emma and daughter Zoe.‘Chesham is a lovely green place to live with a vibrant community spirit and naturally I want to help preserve and improve our community to make it an even better place to live.’

Peter Hudson

Peter Hudson lives on Red Lion Street, in the heart of the St Mary’s and Waterside ward, with his wife Emma and daughter Zoe.‘Chesham is a lovely green place to live with a vibrant community spirit and naturally I want to help preserve and improve our community to make it an even better place to live.’

Carl Jackson

Carl was born and raised in Chalfont St Giles and still lives in the village. A former lawyer and political adviser, he is now a director of an international research and training company with clients in the UK, USA, Russia and the Middle East. Carl has represented Chalfont St Giles on Chiltern District Council since 2015. In 2018, he was elected Chairman of Chesham and Amersham Conservative Association.

Caroline Jones

Caroline has lived in Amersham with her partner for 18 years and since 1997 has worked in and around the area. She now runs her own local business.

Robert Jones

Robert is a lifelong Chiltern resident and a graduate of Economics and Finance and postgraduate Law. A young entrepreneur himself, Robert is always keen to support local businesses and start-ups, and  seeks to improve and retain these vital local services.

David Martin

David has served as our County Councillor since 2013, lives in our village and has family members nearby. Now retired construction manager of a large engineering company, David uses his skills, knowledge and experience to represent Chalfont St. Peter at our County Council and works hard to protect and enhance the heritage and environment of our village.

Peter Martin

Peter Martin and his wife Vanessa moved to Cokes Lane in Little Chalfont around 20 years ago moving from Southgate in North London. He has recently moved to Great Missenden within the Chiltern area but has very close ties with Little Chalfont and many friends in the Village. In fact his parents in-law have lived in Elizabeth Avenue for many happy years.

Peter Martin

Peter Martin and his wife Vanessa moved to Cokes Lane in Little Chalfont around 20 years ago moving from Southgate in North London. He has recently moved to Great Missenden within the Chiltern area but has very close ties with Little Chalfont and many friends in the Village. In fact his parents in-law have lived in Elizabeth Avenue for many happy years.

Peter Martin

Peter Martin and his wife Vanessa moved to Cokes Lane in Little Chalfont around 20 years ago moving from Southgate in North London. He has recently moved to Great Missenden within the Chiltern area but has very close ties with Little Chalfont and many friends in the Village. In fact his parents in-law have lived in Elizabeth Avenue for many happy years.

Peter Martin

Peter Martin and his wife Vanessa moved to Cokes Lane in Little Chalfont around 20 years ago moving from Southgate in North London. He has recently moved to Great Missenden within the Chiltern area but has very close ties with Little Chalfont and many friends in the Village. In fact his parents in-law have lived in Elizabeth Avenue for many happy years.

Vanessa Martin

Vanessa has lived in Great Missenden since 2010 and in the local area for almost 30 years. An experienced Chartered Accountant, Vanessa currently works in London and, like many local residents, commutes regularly from Great Missenden station.

 

Steve Patel

Steve (Siddharth) Patel and his family have lived in Seer Green since 1992.  He and his wife Sandie have one son who recently attended Queen Mary University.Steve is well known throughout Seer Green as the proprietor of the village post office and shop.   This has given him a unique insight into the concerns and needs of local residents. He is available to consult every day.

Don Phillips

Don Phillips and his wife, Beryl, moved from Cheshire to Doggetts Wood Lane 31 years ago.  Before retirement, Don was an oil industry marketing manager, then M.D. of an engineering services company.  In 23 years as Chiltern Councillor, (20 representing Little Chalfont), he has held many senior posts, including Chairman of Council, and Chiltern’s first Executive Leader.

Nick Rose

Nick Rose has lived in the Chilterns for most of his life.  He moved to Rose Cottage in The Lee in 1975 and has taken a keen interest in the community.  He served two years as a Governor of Lee Common School, and is a Trustee of the Ballinger War Memorial Hall.  After running a distribution company in Aylesbury for 25 years he has now retired from business. 

Caroline Rouse

Caroline has lived in Chalfont St Giles with her husband and two young children for more than five years.

Jonathan Rush

Jonathan, his wife Jenny and their three children have lived in Chalfont St Peter since 1987. Their children attended the Chalfont St Peter First and Middle Schools before Chesham High and Dr Challoner’s. Jonathan is a writer and PR consultant and was elected as a Central Ward member in 2012.

Nigel Shepherd

Nigel Shepherd has lived in Buckinghamshire most of his life and has lived in Amersham, with Elizabeth his wife, for over 12 years.  His professional career includes a directorship with Cadbury Schweppes as well as senior roles in a number of manufacturing and leading management and research consultancies, including a period as a Research Director and head of Transport Research at Ipsos MORI. 

Nigel Shepherd

Nigel Shepherd has lived in Buckinghamshire most of his life and has lived in Amersham, with Elizabeth his wife, for over 12 years.  His professional career includes a directorship with Cadbury Schweppes as well as senior roles in a number of manufacturing and leading management and research consultancies, including a period as a Research Director and head of Transport Research at Ipsos MORI. 

Linda Smith

Linda Smith has lived in Chalfont Common since 1976.  Elected as one of your representatives on Chiltern District and the Parish Council for many years, she has been Chairman of both Councils.  She is a member of Chiltern District Council's Cabinet, Chairman of the Disability Focus Group and has chaired the Village Appraisal Group since its 2002 inception.  She is also a founder member of Celfunde Inheritance, our local heritage group; and sits on the board of Chiltern Leisure Trust and the advisory committee of the Open Air Museum.

Linda Smith

Linda Smith has lived in Chalfont Common since 1976.  Elected as one of your representatives on Chiltern District and the Parish Council for many years, she has been Chairman of both Councils.  She is a member of Chiltern District Council's Cabinet, Chairman of the Disability Focus Group and has chaired the Village Appraisal Group since its 2002 inception.  She is also a founder member of Celfunde Inheritance, our local heritage group; and sits on the board of Chiltern Leisure Trust and the advisory committee of the Open Air Museum.

Linda Smith

Linda Smith has lived in Chalfont Common since 1976.  Elected as one of your representatives on Chiltern District and the Parish Council for many years, she has been Chairman of both Councils.  She is a member of Chiltern District Council's Cabinet, Chairman of the Disability Focus Group and has chaired the Village Appraisal Group since its 2002 inception.  She is also a founder member of Celfunde Inheritance, our local heritage group; and sits on the board of Chiltern Leisure Trust and the advisory committee of the Open Air Museum.

Linda Smith

Linda Smith has lived in Chalfont Common since 1976.  Elected as one of your representatives on Chiltern District and the Parish Council for many years, she has been Chairman of both Councils.  She is a member of Chiltern District Council's Cabinet, Chairman of the Disability Focus Group and has chaired the Village Appraisal Group since its 2002 inception.  She is also a founder member of Celfunde Inheritance, our local heritage group; and sits on the board of Chiltern Leisure Trust and the advisory committee of the Open Air Museum.

Michael Smith

Mike spent his career arranging finance for major engineering projects, all over the world. He retired in 2003 and has been a Parish Councillor ever since.

 

Nick Southworth

Nick is Bucks born and bred and has lived in Chesham now for a number of years with his wife and they recently welcomed their daughter to the family. He works in Uxbridge and has represented Ridgeway since March 2018. 

Michael Stannard

Mike Stannard served on the Chalfont St. Giles Parish Council for eleven years, five of them as Chairman. Mike moved to St. Giles in 1987, brought up his two children in the village and served for 8 years as a Governor of the village Infant School and Nursery. Many people will also know him from his long-standing involvement with the local Cricket Club. 

Martin Tett

Martin has lived in Little Chalfont with his family for over 30 years. He is determined to keep Bucks beautiful. He introduced the 'zero tolerance' policy towards fly-tipping and has led the anti HS2 campaign by councils along the route. He has championed our excellent education system and lobbied for the additional £10 million for Bucks schools recently won from the government. Even in difficult financial times Martin has prioritised improving our roads and pavements, with over £120 million spent in Bucks in the past six years and a commitment to spend at least another £50 million in the next council. Locally, Hill Avenue, Woodside Road, Raans Road, Westanley Avenue and the A404 Amersham Road are amongst those recently resurfaced

Mark Titterington

Mark is currently a leader for one of the world’s largest agribusinesses, where he has fought against many of the excesses of EU regulation which impact on both his company and British farmers. Prior to that, Mark was a Partner in one of London’s largest communications consultancies.

Nick Varley

Nick is an experienced local campaigner and has worked on multiple elections. Formerly Head of Ground Campaigns for Vote Leave, where he led a team of over 45 staff operating across the country. He has also worked internationally, including in the Caribbean and Africa.

Nick Varley

Nick is an experienced local campaigner and has worked on multiple elections. Formerly Head of Ground Campaigns for Vote Leave, where he led a team of over 45 staff operating across the country. He has also worked internationally, including in the Caribbean and Africa.

Heather Wallace

Heather moved to Prestwood in January 2014 from just up the road in Aylesbury. Heather is already involved in Prestwood Nature, Prestwood Gardening Society and a new book club.

Liz Walsh

Liz moved to Amersham with her husband and three small children over thirty years ago. The children all went to local schools and everyone enjoyed Amersham’s splendid amenities. Liz is a solicitor by profession and went into legal publishing so that she could - and still does - work from home.

Jonathan Waters

Jonathan is married and has lived in the Chilterns since 1993. Like many residents, Jonathan spent his working life in London commuting into the city.

John Wertheim

John Wertheim and his family have lived in Chalfont St Peter for 40 years.  He was elected Councillor for Austenwood in 2007 and re-elected in May 2011. He will continue to work to preserve the Green Belt and campaign to reopen the local Hospital. He has closely monitored all building developments in both Austenwood and the whole of Chalfont St Peter so that they meet the standards expected by all those living in the village.

Fred Wilson

Fred Wilson and his family moved to Chesham twenty years ago. It was one of the best decisions we ever made!  “Our children received an excellent education locally, we live in a wonderful green environment and we enjoy the great community spirit within our town. Naturally I want to help preserve and improve our community to make it an even better place to live.

Fred Wilson

Fred Wilson and his family moved to Chesham twenty years ago. It was one of the best decisions we ever made!  “Our children received an excellent education locally, we live in a wonderful green environment and we enjoy the great community spirit within our town. Naturally I want to help preserve and improve our community to make it an even better place to live.