Meet your Parish Councillors

Martin Brocklehurst


Elected: 02/05/2019 (first co-opted in 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.”

Tom Jackson

Councillor and Snow Warden

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.

Stafford Cruse


Co-opted: 03/03/2020

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I moved to Kempley in 2017 having grown up in London and steadily moved West! My wife, Fran, and I have two boys and a dog, Bertie, who may be better known than we are. We enjoy cycling and walking in the local countryside and being part of the Kempley community.

I originally trained as an accountant and now work in Cheltenham for the main social housing provider in the town.

I am keen to support the Council as it seeks to build a stronger community in various ways. 

Ricky Goodwin


Co-opted: 01/09/2020

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