Cllr Patricia Budgen
Tel: 01939 260207
I was brought up on a farm in North Wales. At 19 I spent 15 months working my way round the world, including flying as a member of an aerobatic team in New Zealand. My parents hoped that travel would quell my sense of adventure! On returning home I worked in London and was married in 1970. We moved, in 1976 together with our two children then aged 4 ½ and 18 months to Baschurch. Not an area that was strange to us as my mother had previously lived at Boreatton House and my father had, until he sold it, a farm at Wykey. Our son was educated in Shropshire and our daughter went initially to the playgroup in Baschurch, in those days it was in the Methodist Hall, there was no village hall.My husband opened a Peugeot Dealership in Shrewsbury in 1978 which he sold in 1990.
I have been involved in various charities in Shropshire but principally in The British Red Cross Society with whom I did 25 years active voluntary service. I was a Trustee of the Branch for a number of years, worked as a first aider at public events, lead the International Message and Tracing Service for the County, chaired the Fund Raising Committee for a number of years and was Deputy President, representing the Branch at Regional Level, playing a key role in the re-organisation of the Branch. Until sustaining a bad injury I was a keen rider and am interested in all country sports. I love gardening, travelling and am a Church goer. I care passionately about what happens both in the countryside and our local community and have had the privilege of serving on the Parish Council for 10 years
Cllr Sarah Richards (Vice-Chairman)
Tel: 01939 261396
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Cllr John Lloyd
Tel: 01939 260336
I have lived in Baschurch all my life and and presently live on The Wheatlands. For many years I was a retained Fireman at Baschurch Fire Station. I joined the Parish Council in May 1995 for the Baschurch Ward and was Chairman between 2005 and 2007.
Cllr Tony Mackey
Tel: 01939 261399
I was born in Birmingham and lived there for most of my life before moving to Baschurch just over three years ago. I am retired, having spent 20 years in the international transport business and a further 20 years in the teaching profession. I am married to Gaynor and we have four daughters and a son, together with 13 grandchildren. Tow of our daughters live in the village with five of our grandchildren. We are active members of the bowls club and are both drivers in the Community Car Scheme. I have been a member of Baschurch Parish Council for two years. I am a keen walker, currently chairman of the Rights of Way sub-committee where I hope to encourage more walkers to make use of the many public footpaths in our parish
Cllr David Sheldon (Chairman)
Tel: 01939 260573
I was born on a remote west Pennine hill farm overlooking the glowering mill towns of East Lancashire and can still picture the forest of mill chimneys belching out thick black smoke. Candles and oil lamps provided our lighting, water came from a spring and cooking was carried out on a coal-fired range. Everything was homemade - food, clothing, entertainment and we had a GREAT time.
I came to Shropshire in January 1960 to live and work on a mixed farm becoming a Walford student in September 1961. I have had close links with Stanwardine in the Fields and Baschurch ever since. After a second spell at Walford I became production director for an international rose grower. I started my own agricultural based business at Adcote in the early 70's where I served on Little Ness Parish Council. My two sons were both educated in Baschurch. I have lived in Stanwardine for 28 yrs where I have a small farm and help my son in the running of a fencing and grounds maintenance business. My pastimes include skiing, salsa dancing and country sports.
I became a Councillor for the Weston Lullingfields ward of Baschurch Parish Council in May of 1994 and have remained so ever since. I was Chairman of the Council from 1999 - 2001. I believe that we should be encouraging the development of more businesses in the area to increase local employment.
Cllr Terry Feltus
Tel: 01939 260780
I was born in Harmer Hill and lived there until 1983 when I got married to Christine and moved to Coton Hill, in Shrewsbury. We moved to Walford in 1989, and have lived there ever since. We have two children who both attended and thoroughly enjoyed their time at Baschuch Primary School, and are both currently at the Corbet School.
Employment wise, I have been employed in the National Health Service in Shropshire for almost thirty years, the majority of which was spent in the finance arena. However for the last ten years I have been fortunate to be employed as the Local Counter Fraud Specialist for both of the Primary Care Trusts in Shropshire. This is a job I enjoy immensly as I feel it is vitally important to ensure that valuable NHS resources are are not lost to fraud but are directed to where they should be which is to treating patients.
In my spare time, other than spending as much time as possible with my family, I run a Cricket Team where I work, and work part-time for Shrewsbury Town Football Club on matchdays.I became interested in the Parish Council following attending a number of meetings to raise concerns over the safety of the roads in the Walford area. I feel the Walford/Bascurch area is a lovely place to live, and one in which I hope my two children will choose to settle in later years. By joining the Parish Council, I’m looking forward not only to contributing in maintaining the parish to its current standards, but striving to make improvements, wherever possible, to the quality of life in the parish, and by doing so keeping it a great place to live.
Cllr Gerry Tomlins
Tel: 01939 260892
My husband and I have lived here in Baschurch since 1980 and renovated/rebuilt the house ourselves. We have three daughers and i work from home as a seamstress making and altering wedding/bridesmaid dresses as well as all sorts of other sewing requirments. I have an interest in photography and I am keen on photograph editing. I walk, cycle and read (not all at the same time!). I am interested in local history and the environment hence my joining the Parish Counil, which I am beginning to enjoy but feel I have hardly touched the surface! There is so much more to it than meets Joe Public's eye.
Cllr Roy Roberts
Tel: 01939 260031
I was born at Broom Farm, Stanwardine and attended the primary school at Baschurch. I then moved on to study engineering at the Shrewsbury Technical College, now the Wakeman School. I spent most of my life in structural engineering and took early retirement some 10 years ago, which means I am able to spend more time with my grandchildren and on recreational pursuits, such as the Twinning Association. I enjoy meeting people and helping in the community.
I have spent 15 years as Chairman of Weston Village Lullingfields Village Hall. My Grandfather, Ted Roberts, was on the Parish Council in the 1940s and 1950s and I joined 23 years ago. In that time I have seen big changes to the village, one being the Village Green, which I had the privilege of signing the deeds for. This was during my first period as Chairman. I feel in a small way I have left my mark on the village having had the original idea for a Millennium Stone and persuading the rest of the Councillors that it would be a nice idea, that would last the rigours of time.
Cllr Colin Case
Tel: 01939 260628
Cllr Bernard Leeden
Tel: 01939 261533
I moved to Baschurch in 2002 having previously lived in Whitchurch since 1988. I am married to Carol and have a daughter and stepson who live in Whitchurch and Birmingham respectively. Carol and I really enjoy living in Baschurch and especially like the friendly atmosphere and community spirit that exists in the area.I have spent my life in food retail starting as a trainee butcher when I left school and eventually becoming a retail director of a regional chain of supermarkets based in Shropshire. I joined the Co-operative group in 1994 and held a number of senior positions within the food division until I retired in January 2010. My hobbies include gardening, watching most sports and visiting the theatre. I enjoy meeting people and since retiring I have made many new friends in the area. I am Chairman of Baschurch Allotment Association which was formed in 2010 and I have been elected on to the Co-operative group North Midlands area committee. I enjoy working in the community especially participating in community projects and I am really looking forward to making a positive contribution to the Parish Council in helping maintain the excellent reputation and standards that the Council have.
Cllr Paul Ridgley
Tel: 01939 261390
Clerk to the Parish Council Mrs Anne Howls
Tel: 01939 260442
Mrs Anne Howls obtained the AQA Certificate in Local Council Administration with Distinction in August 2004. She is also Clerk to Ellesmere Rural Parish Council and Hordley Parish Council and is the Secretary to the Committee of the Shropshire Association of Local Councils for the Oswestry Area. A retired Police Officer she continues to enjoy working with the local communities as she did during her Police Career.