Your Councillors

Clerk

    John Kay

    The clerk may be reached at:

    Uley Parish Clerk
    6 Bailey Way
    Dursley
    GL11 4FF

    Chair

      Melanie Paraskeva

      I have lived in Uley since 2006 and am married with four children. All my children went Uley Playgroup / Uley Primary School and then three to Rednock.

      My background is in Fine Art and Education and I trained as a teacher in London. I worked locally for 8 years for a charity developing and running youth clubs and events for local children with disabilities and their siblings/families. I am experienced in inter-agency work concerning the welfare and mental health of young people.

      For 6 years I have worked in both primary and secondary schools as a freelance safeguarding trainer for Gloucestershire Safeguarding Children Board. I also now deliver Safeguarding Adults training for staff volunteering or working with adults who have care and support needs in the community.

      In my spare time I’m a volunteer youth worker at club in Dursley for young people on the autistic spectrum and also work with young people in the LGBTQ youth community.

      I joined Uley Parish Council in 2010. I am a founding member and secretary of Uley Allotments Association. I also support Prema Arts Centre as a representative for the Parish Council and am a member of Uley WI.

      I love walking on Uley Bury with my Galgo dogs and feel very lucky to live in such a peaceful place.

      • Tel: 07929 360221

      Vice Chair

        Jo Dee

        I have lived in Shadwell for 10 years, having moved from Chipping Sodbury. I am married to Tony, a quantity surveyor.  We have two re-homed Labradors that we love to take out on the beautiful walks around the area.

        I’ve worked for the Royal Mail for 22 years, most recently as a Service Manager.

        Any spare time is spent gardening, baking and with the dogs.

        I am particularly interested in environmental issues and animal welfare

        • Tel: 01453 861566

        Councillors

          Tim Martin

          A resident of Uley since 1998 having had two children who attended Uley Playgroup and Primary School.  I am married to a university senior lecturer and former governor of the Primary School, and also have an elderly relative living in the village.

          A retired General Practice Chartered Surveyor, I am now a trustee and treasurer for a small charity which actively supports the teaching of deaf and deafblind children in the Middle East.

          • Tel: 07772 268473

            Janet Wood MBE

            I joined Uley parish council in 1976 and served concurrently as an independent District councillor for 27 years. In that time I delivered a Conservation Area and village Development Boundary.

            In about 1988 I persuaded the District Council to buy the west end of Uley Bury (being ruined by motorcycles) to add to the land bought by villagers in the 1930’s. Those woodlands and grasslands are now managed by a Joint Woodland Committee to enhance flora and fauna by means of grazing and working parties.

            All this time the parish council campaigned for some affordable housing for local people to rent and this was finally achieved in 2015, followed by allotments opened in 2016.

            In 2010 the parish council held a public meeting which launched a steering committee to start a voluntary community shop where I enjoy working.

            I was most touched and honoured to be awarded the MBE in 2011 by HM the Queen for services to the village of Uley. I enjoy working with my colleagues to help achieve these outcomes.

            • Tel: 01453 860236

              Juliet Browne

              Born and brought up locally, I have had close ties with Uley all my life. We moved to Angeston in 1996 and have spent the last twenty years conserving and renovating this rare example of Regency picturesque architecture.

              With a career background in overseas trade, banking and company administration, I am currently involved in agriculture, forestry and property management.

              For about ten years I served on the Uley Parochial Church Council (PCC) and ran the Uley Church choir. I am now on the PCC at Beverston and run the Beverston church choir.

              I joined Uley Parish Council in May 2016 and have also joined the Uley Village Hall committee.

              I am the village snow warden and flood warden.

              • Tel: 01453 860710

                David Lungley

                I lived until the age of ten in East Africa, where my father worked for the Brooke Bond Tea Company as a Tea Planter, before coming to school in England. I graduated from Reading University, and then worked for five years in Adelaide Australia in agricultural research.
                My wife Frances and I moved to Uley three years ago to be near our grandchildren. Before that we lived in Somerset for 43 years, on the edge of Exmoor, where we were both teachers, and raised three children.
                I taught Science subjects at a secondary school for 31 years. I also put much energy into extra-curricular activities, which I believe strongly to be an important part of education. After retiring I was a School Governor for eight years, I helped rebuild our Village Hall with a team of volunteers, I was a Parish Councillor, and I became a keen supporter of the Royal British Legion. My main interests are Nature, Folk Music, DIY, and British History.
                In Uley I have become a member of the Shop Committee, and I have enjoyed playing music with the Uley and Tabard Players, and singing with the Allsorts and Pavilion choirs.

                • Tel: 07971 780825

                  Mike Griffiths

                  I have lived in Uley, with my wife Carol, since 2004 and joined the Parish Council in 2014. I am now retired following a career of well over forty years as a chartered physicist and engineer, mostly working in the nuclear industry.

                  After the family, my main interests are DIY and building / flying radio controlled aircraft. I never tire of walking the wonderful paths and lanes around Uley.

                  For the Parish Council, I led the group that produced the Community Design Statement and now maintain the Uley PC website and keep an eye on the Playground.

                  • Tel: 01453 860463

                  District Councillor

                    Martin Pearcy

                    Green Party

                    I have lived in Coaley since 2013, after moving from North Yorkshire with my wife and twins.  Before that I spent many years in the Surrey area where I met my wife, Shona.  I am a qualified accountant and risk manager currently work in the nuclear decommissioning industry, after working in the NHS and retail & catering industries, my previous job was working for NAAFI, although I originally studied as an Environmental Scientist.
                    Prior to having the honour of being elected as the Coaley, Uley and Nympsfield District Councillor I was a Parish Councillor in Coaley for three years.
                    I am a Green Party Councillor, so in addition to supporting the needs of local residents, I also seek to encourage more sustainably living opportunities, and allow people to work locally through supporting local business opportunities and more eco-transport routes.
                    What spare time I have left is in our garden attempting to grow various vegetables, and making apple juice/cider in the autumn from our small orchard. or walking in the local area.

                    • Representing: Coaley, Uley and Nympsfield District

                    County Councillor

                      Wendy Thomas

                      Labour & Co-operative

                      • Representing: Stroud, Dursley
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