Rita Hancocks – Shenstone I have lived in Shenstone for over 38 years now and during my time here have worked to serve the Shenstone Community. I am the Chairman of Shenstone Village Hall and have served on both District and Parish Councils for many years I am very keen to keep Shenstone a clean, tidy and safe environment for all and to ensure that the more vulnerable in our society are included in village social events and to that end I am very proud of the Friday Friends organisation and the events that the Village Hall organises for our parishioners. Recently we have successfully raised funds for two Community Defibrillators and my thanks go to all the parishioners and businesses who got involved to achieve this.
Tel: 01543 480 560 / mob: 0794 127 4773
John Branch – Shenstone My association with Shenstone has been since 1981 and I have been involved in various village activities such as the Shenstone Show and Fun Run, as well as being involved in various sport clubs and Shenstone Playing fields. I started as a football player for Shenstone Pathfinder but dodgy knees and old age means I am now relegated to marking out the pitch on a Saturday morning for others to play!. I still play tennis, but mainly I volunteer at the playing fields. I have also been involved in organising various playing fields events, such as the Pumpkin Parade and opening of the new play area. I decided to become a parish councillor because I wanted to be involved in helping make decisions about the future of Shenstone through its neighbourhood plan, as the village has been a big part of my life.
Tel: 01543 480 928
David Thompson – Shenstone My main priority at the moment is the Shenstone Neighbourhood Plan which covers the environmental, housing, transport and employment issues affecting the village of Shenstone. The Plan seeks to shape and direct future development in the village and was drawn up by a working group of residents following several consultation events in 2013 and 2014. Following submission to Lichfield District Council it has been the subject of further consultation by the District Council in October and November 2015. The District Council will now appoint an Examiner and following receipt of the Examiners findings will hold a referendum in the Spring of 2016 giving Shenstone residents on vote on the Neighbourhood Plan. Proposals are online at www.lichfielddc.gov.uk /Shenstonenp
Tel: 01543 480953 /mob: 07582 603003
Neil Perry – Shenstone I have lived in Shenstone since 1987, with my wife, bringing up two 2 children. I am a local Driving Instructor working predominately in the Lichfield area. I have a keen interest in motoring matters and transport issues including road infrastructure.
Tel: 01543 481 947 (Office)
Tim Cox – Shenstone I have lived in the village since 1999 and served on the council for over 5 years. I love my village with its strong sense of community spirit. So many people offer their support to others voluntarily and organisations such as Friday Friends provide companionship and a welcoming meeting place. I am proud to work with these organisations. I believe very strongly that we should keep this quality of village life so that all members of the community, young and old can benefit. I have MS which affects my balance and mobility and therefore I often use a motorised scooter to get around the village centre, therefore I am fully aware of the need to keep pavements clean and without obstructions for pushchairs, scooters etc.
Tel: 01543 480 323 / mob: 07792 512 370
Stuart Jones – Shenstone I am a retired teacher and a father to two girls and five grandchildren, all of whom live locally. I have lived in Shenstone for 25 years. Having never settled prior to this for longer than two years, it says something about what I think about living here. I enjoy gardening and have quite a large plot and an allotment in Stonnall. In addition to being a member of the Parish Council I also keep myself busy volunteering as a barista in our community library; I’m a member of Community Speedwatch; I’m involved in keeping the Lammas land tidy and I also serve on a fostering agency panel and within a local charity. I am a member of the Shenstone Community Library Local History Group and am particularly involved in developing a Heritage Trail around Shenstone.
Tel: 01543 480 480 mob: 07541089990