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Your Parish Councillors

James Hart (Chair)

James has lived in Hatherop since 1970 and succeeded his father on the tenancy of Glebe Farm (part of the Ernest Cook Estate) in 1997. He farms Glebe Farm along with other farm in the surrounding area. James lives at Glebe Farm house with his wife and  has 3 children, all of  whom now live elsewhere. He has been a parish councillor for some years and chairman since 2021.

Nicholas Owen

Nick has lived in the centre of the village next to the Primary School (where he was previously a governor) with his wife Helen and 4 children since 1987. He is a retired chartered surveyor and has been a parish councillor since 1992.

Doug Withington 

Doug moved from the south-east to Hatherop in 2017 with his wife Milly and 2 children. He works for an accountancy body based in London and spends his spare time trying to tire out his 3 sons. Doug joined the Parish Council in 2022.

Rob Broadbent

Rob moved from Australia to Hatherop in 2015 with his 2 daughters who are both in Hatherop schools. He is the founder and director of a popular cafe group in the picturesque Cotswolds. Rob was elected to the Parish Council in 2020.

Chris McLaren

Chris moved to the CHEQS area in 2002 and to Hatherop in 2006. He is founding director of an international sales and distribution business for publishers, a keen naturalist and father of four. Chris was elected to the Parish Council in 2020.

Lisa Bayliss

Lisa grew up in Hatherop attending the local Primary School. Moving away for work she maintained strong connections with the village with both parents and grandparents living here. Lisa moved back to Hatherop in 2016, since which time she has been self-employed carrying out home and garden maintenance. She joined the Parish Council in 2022.

Jacky Sykes (Clerk)

Jacky and her husband Andrew moved to Barrow Elm House in 1989. She was a Pharmacist Advisor to Gloucestershire Health Authority working with many Cotswold GP. Now retired they moved into the heart of Hatherop and are now enjoying village life. Jacky regularly volunteers at the community shop and helps run an after-school sports club at the village school. She became the clerk of Hatherop Parish Council in 2020.

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