Your Councillors


    John Kay

    The clerk may be reached at:

    Uley Parish Clerk
    6 Bailey Way
    GL11 4FF


      Jonathan Dembrey

      I made a career in agriculture prior to moving to Sheephouse Farm in 1980.  For a while I worked in the oil industry, mainly off-shore.

      Since 2000 I have owned and run a chemical supply business which provides local employment.  It is run from Sheephouse Farm and serves mainly  brewing and dairy companies.

      I joined Uley Parish Council in 2012 and became its chairman in 2014.

      I am a committee member of ‘The Youth of Uley’ and of the Uley Playing Field Trust.

      • Tel: 01453 547552

      Vice 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


          Tim Martin

          A resident of Uley since 1998; having two children who attended Uley Playgroup and Primary School – one of whom is now at University having spent a year teaching in India and the other is still studying locally.  I am married to a former governor of the Primary School and have an elderly relative whom I have recently moved into the village.

          Following a career as a general practice Chartered Surveyor working for a large financial institution I now offer a part-time consultancy on a self-employed basis. I am also 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

            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

              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

                  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

                    Jim Dewey

                    Green Party

                    My family and I have lived in Uley for more than 30 years and we have always valued village life.  I have been Chairman of the Uley Primary School PTA and coached the U13s cricket team. I am on the Prema Arts Centre Committee and CDU Greenways Committee where we are looking to promote a cycle path from Uley to Dursley and Cam railway station. I sing in the Uley Allsorts choir when time permits.

                    Although most of my working life has been spent in Information Technology, I graduated as a geography and geology teacher. This knowledge has made me very aware of practices harmful to our environment.

                    I joined Uley Parish Council in 2014 and in 2016 I was honoured to be elected as a Green Party Councillor for the Stroud District Council ward of Coaley, Nympsfield and Uley. I am a member of the Environment Committee, the Development and Control Committee and the Planning Review Board of Stroud District Council. Since joining SDC I have stepped down as a parish councillor.

                    • Tel: 01453 860795
                    • Representing: Coaley and Uley
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                    County Councillor

                      Loraine Patrick

                      Conservative Party

                      Interests: British Horse Society, Countryside Alliance, RSPB

                      • Tel: 07881 581189
                      • Representing: Dursley Town Council
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