Meet your Parish Councillors

Martin Brocklehurst

Chairman

Elected: 02/05/2019 (member of Council since December 2018)

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Martin currently operates as an Independent Environmental Adviser now well known for developing a series of successful international EU funded partnerships testing new ideas in waste and resource management.  He has a wealth of experience in the oil and gas industry and with the Environment Agency of England & Wales. He is an experienced waste professional, an expert in EU and UK environmental regulation, waste and resource management, environmental impact assessment and health safety & environment auditing in the oil and gas business.

Martin has lived in Kempley for 26 years. Married for 42 years he and his wife Maggie have raised two children in the village and both take an active part in village life.  Martin has led the drive to deliver modern internet communication infrastructure for Kempley and has already secured over £50,000 worth of investment in wireless internet capability for the village.

“Parish Councils have a major role at the heart of rural village communities. They have the opportunity not only to deliver on their statutory roles but they can and should provide community leadership.  

I hope I can bring my life long experience to add value to the work of the Parish Council. I am particularly keen to see the Parish Council implement the spirit of the Kempley Community Led Plan.  I also want the Council to be active in shaping the future infrastructure of the village.  Forward thinking plans can ensure that Kempley is not left behind by the 4th Industrial Revolution and can buffer the shocks of forthcoming changes.”

Dave Lewis

Councillor

Elected: 03/05/2019

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Although only a resident of Kempley for a relatively short time, myself, my wife and my family have lived in the local area for the past twenty years or so. I work in education in Gloucester where I have been teaching at a local grammar school since 2000.

What attracted us as a family to Kempley was its combination of the unique, beautiful, countryside and the lively community which we are now very happy to be a part of. As a councillor, I am very interested in developing the village’s digital infrastructure and helping to nurture a sustainable future, all whilst preserving the special place that Kempley is.

Tom Jackson

Councillor

Elected: 03/05/2019

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I was brought up on a hill sheep farm within a small rural community in the Scottish Borders, joining the Army as a REME apprentice tradesman aged 16, retiring after 24 years in early 2019.

I have lived in the local area since 2005 moving to Kempley Green in November 2018 with my partner Emma and our 4 children. I enjoy cycling, spending time with the children as well as working in the garden

I have a keen interest in countryside and farming related aspects of council business.