Councillors & Staff

Pilning & Severn Beach Parish Councillors

CODE OF CONDUCT

Pilning Ward

Cllr. Norah Chappell

Cllr. Heather Rickards

Cllr. William (Nick) Davies

Cllr. Sue Binns

Severn Beach Ward

Cllr. Frances Barr MBE (Chairman)

Cllr. Peter Tyzack (Vice-Chairman)

Cllr. Tony Fennell

Cllr. Michael Pruett

Cllr. Kevin Weeks

Cllr. Carol Woodhouse

 Parish Clerk

Victoria Bywater

Pilning Ward

Cllr. Norah Chappell

Born in Hallen and moved to Pilning in 1963. Norah has 2 daughters and 7 grandchildren. Her main interest is children, having been a School Governor, a Ranger Guider, and a founder member of Pilning Play Group, with which Norah is still a helper, committee member, and Honorary President.   Norah is a long-time member of the Pilning Village Hall Committee, and has been a member of the Parish Council since 1983, serving as Chairman during the 1990s.

Register of Interests – Norah Chappell

Cllr. Heather Rickards

I have lived in Pilning since 1974. Our children were educated locally and have now left the area to pursue successful careers.  My husband, Geoff, died in 2008.

I worked for several years at Pilning School and am currently involved in St Peter’s Church, the local Ramblers Group and Severn Beach Scout Group.  I am coming to the end of a 3 year term as the Chairman of Severnside Ramblers Group. This role and my life in our parish has nurtured an understanding and concern for the built and natural environments.

 

Cllr. William (Nick) Davies

Moved to New Passage from Bristol in 2009.  Married with two children, both of whom attend St Peter’s, I am a chartered surveyor specialising in property management and have worked for a national children’s charity for the last 12 years.  I will encourage provision of facilities for children and young people and support proposals for new development of much needed family  homes.

Register of Interests – William Nicholas Davies

Cllr. Sue Binns

I have lived in the village for almost 36 years having moved here from Bristol in 1979.

I am married with three children, all grown up now, and during their childhood I was involved in Mothers and Toddlers, Pilning Playgroup and Pilning School where I was on the committee of the Friends and was a Parent Governor for 12 years.  For 21 years I was a member of Pilning Carnival Committee, chairing it for 15 of those years.

Having recently retired from my job as a Primary School Teacher I have some time which I would like to use to the benefit of our community. I am a grandparent and also have an elderly parent and I feel I have some understanding of what families are looking for from our community.

Severn Beach Ward

Cllr. Frances Barr MBE (Chairman)

Born in Plymouth  and moved to Bristol in 1966.  Met and married husband Roger in 1967, lived in Keynsham where daughter number 1 was born in 1971.  Moved to Severn Beach in 1972 and daughter number 2 was born in 1974.First elected to Parish Council in 1976, until diabetes caused me to retire in 1999. I was honoured to receive the MBE in 2000 for services to the community of Pilning and Severn Beach. In 2009,  with diabetes under control, I was co-opted back onto the Parish council. I am lucky enough to have 6 grandchildren and since retiring as a helper, friend and governor at Severn Beach School after 40 years, am enjoying retirement, or as much as a woman can retire from housework.

Register of Interests – Frances Barr MBE

Cllr. Peter Tyzack (Vice-Chairman)

Peter moved to Severn Beach from Bristol in 1987.  He was councillor for Pilning & Severn Beach on South Glos Council from 1995-2011 and during that time was on the planning committee and was Chair of the Severn Estuary Partnership.  He was a governor of Severn Beach School when his two children were pupils there, and later was a governor of St Peters school during the transition to the new building.  He also helped to set up the Severn Beach regeneration group and the Local History Group.

Register of Interests – Peter Tyzack

Cllr. Tony Fennell

Having lived in the area of Pining and Severn Beach since 1979 I am married with 2 children (now grown).
I have been a professional musician since leaving school but in later years have pursued a “proper job” as well, to accommodate the lifestyle we have become accustomed to.

I decided to seek election to the parish council to try to improve facilities and services in the area.

I believe that the appearance of the local area is important to the well being of parishioners and improvements could be made to:-

1.     On street parking

2.     Litter collection and dog fouling problem

3.     More visible policing to discourage anti- social behavior

4.    Control of Heavy Traffic through the area – especially A403 where direct access to Motorway for lorries accessing local business parks should be provided.

5.    Improvement to local leisure facilities. Purpose built Village Halls /Social Clubs providing facilities for people of all ages.

6.    Support local social events to bring together to share a communal spirit

7.    Improved facilities for young people to enjoy recreational activities of their own choice. Encouragement of local youth to join council discussions on facilities they would like to see locally.

Cllr. Michael Pruett

Born in Severn Beach in 1970 and still resident.

By profession I’m a Quantity Surveyor graduating in 1995 from the University of West of England with a BSc. (Hons) in Quantity Surveying and a HND in Building Studies from Bristol Polytechnic.

Worked within various private surveyor practices and later Railtrack and Network Rail.

Currently being an artist specialising in graphic design, photographic restoration and typography.

Some of my interests include Cycling, Field Archery, Pool, Photography and Drawing.

 

Cllr. Kevin Weeks

I was born in Bristol  and married Pauline in 1982.

We moved to Severn Beach with our two children in 1988.  Both of my children attended Severn Beach School and later Marlwood.

My youngest grandchild also attends Severn Beach School. I work locally in Avonmouth for a company that manufactures components for the Motor Manufacturing Market.

I was actively involved with the youth movement first with the Air Training Corps in Bristol and later with The Cubs/Scouts in Pilning.

In my spare time I can be found pottering around on my allotments in Severn Beach.

Register of Interests – Kevin Weeks

Cllr. Carol Woodhouse

Born in Bristol and moved to Severn Beach in October 1967. Has been married to Mike for 48 years with one son, Neil, 2 teenage grandsons. Until taking early retirement in 2004 worked locally at ICI and laterally Sevalco for 25 years. Joined the Parish Council in 1991 and have had 2 terms as Council Chairman. Have been very privileged to be re-elected at the recent elections in 2015.

Register of Interests – Carol Woodhouse

Parish Clerk

Victoria Bywater

Email Contact: pilningandsevernbeachparishcouncil@btconnect.com

Telephone : 01454 631499