Chiseldon Parish Council is comprised of 15 councillors that have either been elected or co-opted. Currently, our councillors consist of business owners, business people, and local people who have retired and can bring their experience and skills to the council.

Councillors volunteer their time in order to help and have a say in their local community. None receive any payment or allowance other than reimbursement of expenses incurred in the line of duty. The Clerks role is a salaried role as this is a legally required post. The council also employ a Responsible Financial Officer/Admin Officer.

If a position on the council or committee is contested, an election decided by the parish constituents takes place. Councillors can serve a maximum of 5 years before requiring to be re-appointed. In order to become a councillor, you must be at least 18 years old and a UK, commonwealth and/or EU citizen.

We encourage community members to get involved with our work. Please visit our news page to find out about any vacancies for councillors.

Living Wage Employer

Chiseldon Parish Council is accredited as a Living Wage Employer. The Parish Council recognises the need to be a responsible employer and monitor salaries in line with the Living Wage calculations to ensure our staff are valued and are paid for the hard work they do. For further information, see our news item on becoming a Living Wage employer.

Business benefits of living wage

Infographic on living wage

 

Staff Structure

  • Parish Clerk – reports to the Council as an elected body
  • Administration Officer and RFO – reports to the Parish Clerk.

Parish Council Personnel & Contacts

The Council Chairman is elected annually at the May Annual Meeting of the Parish Council, and all committee Chairman are elected at the first committee meeting after the annual meeting.  All positions are held for a year.

Keith Bates
Keith Bates
Committees: EGPA Committee; Recreation Ground Improvement Committee.
Pauline Barnes
Pauline Barnes
Committees: EGPA Committee; Planning, Highways and Transport Commitee.
Steve Duke
Steve Duke
Committees: Vice Chairman of EGPA Committee; Vice Chairman of Planning, Highways and Transport Commitee.
Sanjay Dogra
Sanjay Dogra
Committees: EGPA committee.
Matt Harris
Matt Harris
Committees: Council Chairman. Chairman of Finance, Contracts & HR Committee. Planning, Highways and Transport Commitee; Recreation Ground Improvement Committee.
Jenny Jefferies
Jenny Jefferies
Committees: Planning, Highways and Transport Commitee.; Recreation Ground Improvement Committee.
Jon Jackson
Jon Jackson
Committees: Finance, Contracts & HR Committee. Committee; Recreation Ground Improvement Committee.
Ian Kearsey
Ian Kearsey
Committees: Chairman of Planning, Highways & Transport Committee. Finance, Contracts & HR Committee.
Raj Patel (Sunny)
Raj Patel (Sunny)
Committees: Planning, Highways and Transport Commitee.
Chris Rawlings
Chris Rawlings
Committees: Planning, Highways and Transport Commitee. EGPA Committee.
Justine Randall
Justine Randall
Committees: Vice Chairman of the Council. EGPA Committee; Recreation Ground Improvement Committee.
Andrew Rogers
Andrew Rogers
Committees: Vice Chairman of Finance, Contracts & HR Committee; Chairman, EGPA Committee.
Paul Sunners
Paul Sunners
Committees: EGPA Committee; Swindon Area Committee (SAC); Police and Neighbourhood Watch (volunteer for police meetings).
Danielle Simpson
Danielle Simpson
Committees: Planning, Highways and Transport Commitee; Finance, Contracts & HR Committee. Committee.
Chay Ford
Chay Ford
Committees: Vice Chairman, Recreation Ground Improvement Committee; Finance, Contracts & HR Committee. Committee.
Clair Wilkinson
Clair Wilkinson
Committees: Parish Clerk.
Nina Hempstock
Nina Hempstock
Committees: Administration Officer and Responsible Financial Officer.