Councillors


At an election, Members are elected to represent the communities for a period of 4 years.  Candidates must live or work within 3 miles of the boundary of the Parish or Town.

The first meeting of a new Council is the Annual General Meeting, at which all Councillors, even if being re-elected, are required to read and sign a Declaration of Acceptance of Office.  This confirms that they accept this public office and will serve under the guidelines of the National Code of Conduct (link) at all times.

Councillors also have to complete a Disclosure of Pecuniary Interests.  This is a statutory document and a copy has to be sent to the Monitoring Officer and will appear on the Local Authority Website.

Hollinswood & Randlay Parish Council has 12 Members.  If a vacancy exists within the four year period, it can only be filled by co-option, if no election is called by the electorate.

Please see below all of our Parish Councillors but if needed a list of all Councillors for the Parish and their contact details can be found here.

Key:

Declaration of Acceptance of Office

Disclosure On Interests

Phone

Email

Councillor

J Creed

Councillor E Dalby
Councillor

E Dalby

Cllr J Johnson
Councillor

J Johnson

Councillor

L Ricketts

Councillor

G Sinclair

Councillor

S Snell

Councillor

H Unwin

Councillor

S Unwin

Councillor

S Vaughan-Hodkinson

Councillor

T Wust

Councillor V Holt
Councillor

V Holt

Councillor

C Turley

Councillor

J Creed

My name is Creed and I’ve been a resident in the Parish since 1998. Several years ago, being disheartened with litter in my area, I decided to get out and do something about it. This later saw me sign up as a Street Champion. Since then I’ve done my best to help improve my area, keeping drains unblocked and paths tidy around my street.

Later I began to volunteer to help with Parish Council events and this again developed into me applying to become a Parish Councillor when a vacancy arose. I not only help out with events now, but also with environmental tasks in the Hollinswood and Randlay Valley and at the start of this year helped build the planters in front of the HNC.

Adddress:Hollinswood Neighbourhood Centre 7 Downemead Telford TF3 2EW

Political Party:Non declared

Councillor

E Dalby

I have resided here in Hollinswood for nearly 20 years. During that time, I have been involved with various local groups & projects, e.g. ‘Friends of Randlay Valley’, my support of this community group is ongoing; for many years until 2019 I was involved with ‘Chit-Chat’ a group for mainly ‘over 60’s, who have been meeting weekly in the Hollinswood Neighbourhood Centre, for a number of years. I have also actively attended the monthly’ Parish Council Drop- in- Coffee Morning’ in the Hollinswood Neighbourhood Centre where residents are welcome to ‘pop in ‘for a free coffee & chat with local Councillors. During these Coffee Mornings, local volunteers & I have assisted young adults from ‘Southwood Hub’ with handicrafts.

Ably assisted by local volunteers I have organised and baked cakes for MacMillan Nurses “Biggest Coffee Mornings” each September for several years, which have raised a considerable sum of money for the organisation. More recently I have attended & supported various S.N.A.C (Special Needs Activity Centre) events at the Pavilion.

Where-ever & when possible I support our Community & believe the needs of everyone within the Parish is important.
Although this year 2020 has been a rather unprecedented year, with a number of our normal groups and events being temporarily suspended, due to the Pandemic, I believe that now more than ever it is important to assist and support the Community here in Hollinswood & Randlay.

Address:2 Downemead, Hollinswood, Telford, TF3 2EW

Political Party:Non declared

Councillor

J Johnson

Councillor

L Ricketts

Address:165 Boulton Grange, Randlay, Telford TF3 2LQ

Councillor

G Sinclair

A Parish Councillor is a member of a team. It is their responsibility correct and beneficial decisions are made on behalf of the community. There has to be balanced points of views and enquiring minds. As a councillor living outside the parish, I am confident in making appropriate decisions for the area because I am not affected and not biased. Although I live in another parish, I am available to answer resident’s questions living in this parish. The community will always have my discretion and understanding.

Address:6 Holmer Lane, Stirchley, Telford, TF3 1QJ

Councillor

S Snell

Address:19 Randlay Fields, Randlay, Telford, TF3 2AB

Councillor

H Unwin

Address:8 Botfield Close, Randlay, Telford, TF3 2LY

Political Party:Conservative

Councillor

S Unwin

I have lived in Randlay for 24 years and wanted to be involved in the local community. I was first co opted onto Hollinswood and Randlay Parish council in 2005, and have seen many changes in our community. Like putting on of an annual funday for the local residents as well as Christmas fayres and light switch on.

We have also organised St George’s Day events, May Day events, coffee mornings, as well as raising money for local good causes through the chairman’s charity. Which have included Severn Hospice, Air Ambulance, purchasing defibrillators for our centres and local schools and friendship benches.

I work as a teaching assistant at Randlay Primary School where I am also a governor, and events officer for Friends of Hollinswood she Randlay Valley putting on local events for local families.

So I believe in our children they are our future and we need to support them.

I love that we have such a good community spirit in Hollinswood and a Randlay which has been showed especially during the pandemic with neighbours helping neighbours, checking they are ok, collecting shopping or prescriptions. I hope we can build on this even when we are all free from Covid.

I enjoy talking to local residents when I am out and about litter picking, meet your councillors mornings or just when I out and about.

If you need to contact me I will always try and reply promptly and am happy to visit you, if you have any concerns.

Address:8 Botfield Close, Randlay, Telford, TF3 2LY

Political Party:Conservative

Councillor

S Vaughan-Hodkinson

I have been a resident of the parish for nearly 15 years and in that time I have seen many improvements to the area. In my role as Parish Councillor I hope to achieve worthwhile development for the community.

My particular interest is in environmental issues. For example, I am part of Friends of the Hollinswood and Randlay Valley and assist the Street Champions. I want to fight to reduce single waste plastic and other non-renewable resources. My other focus is children as they are our future. I particularly support those groups who are not catered for elsewhere such as SNAC@HARP. As a teacher I am aware of how important it is to be a role model so hope that I can continue to be a positive one.

I love feeling part of a community, so having so many events that range from Christmas to International Day has made me feel part of something special. I hope we can work together to resume our list of gatherings in the future. I love dressing up (as you may have seen at several of our events over the last few years) and have learned and taught some basic maypole dancing!

If there is anything you want to contact me about I will try and help, if I can’t I will try to direct you to someone who can. Myself and fellow councillors hold our ‘meet the councillors’ session monthly so you can speak direct, or email or phone.

Address:c/o Hollinswood Neighbourhood Centre, 7 Downemead, Telford, TF3 2EW

Political Party:Non declared

Councillor

T Wust

Address:32 Mill Farm Drive, Randlay, Telford TF3 2NA

Councillor

V Holt

I grew up in Telford in the 80’s and 90’s, before moving away to attend university in South Wales, becoming a Science Communicator and being lucky enough to experience a lot of the UK through work. I returned to Telford in 2017, having worked as an Education Officer at the Winchester Science Centre, looking to settle back in my hometown. I have always had a fondness for the area, having had family to visit in St Georges and Randlay and having lived in Stirchley when I was a presenter at Enginuity (Part of the Ironbridge Gorge Museums). I was also part of Project Iron Bridge as a volunteer, having a keen interest in local history and archaeology.

I became a Ward Councillor for the Nedge and a Parish Councillor for Hollinswood and Randlay Parish in 2019 so I am still new to the role and still learning a lot. We always have something new to learn and something we can improve upon, especial in the current climate. I strive to improve the living standards for the local area and act as a representative of the residents.

Over the next few years, I intend to build on my duties as a Councillor, helping to reinvent and rediscover life after Covid19. I am passionate about the environment, education, children’s services and mental health.

During the day I work as a 0-19 Development Officer in Oakengates, aiming to improve the support and opportunities for children and young people in the area. I also enjoy performing with TADLOP (the Telford and District Light Operatic Players), listening to and supporting other people and sparking creativity wherever I can. When I had spare time during the day, I enjoyed attending coffee mornings and craft sessions. When life returns towards normal, this is something that I want to set up as an evening event combined with a surgery, for those residents who work during the day.

 

Committees:

Appeals Committee
Audit Committee
Boundary Review Committee (Vice-Chair)
Children and Young People Scrutiny Committee
Environment Scrutiny Committee
Full Council
Licensing Committee
Scrutiny Assembly

Outside Bodies:

Meeting Point Trust

Surgeries:

I conduct regular walks of the ward with Cllr Chris Turley and Cllr Nathan England on a Saturday between 10am – 12noon. Look out for the card.

Address:Addenbrooke House, Telford & Wrekin Council, Addenbrooke House, Ironmasters Way, Telford, TF3 4NT

Councillor

C Turley

My name is Chris Turley and I have lived in Hollinswood since 1990. I settled in Hollinswood after serving a full career in the Military retiring in January 1994 and from March 1994 I worked at the Royal Air force Museum Cosford until 2010 when I retired full time. I became a Councillor for Hollinswood and Randlay Parish Council in 1995 and have been ever since, except for a short break in 2003/04. I currently serve on the following Hollinswood and Randlay Parish Council’s committees: Full Council, Asset and Property Committee, Events Committee, Finance and Audit Committtee and Appeals and Complaints Committee. In addition, I am also a committed friend to The Friends of Hollinswood and Randlay Valley currently holding the position of Chair. In 2011 I was elected as a Borough Council for The Nedge Ward and continue to be so until 2023 and I am also on the following Council’s, Great Dawley Town Council and Stirchley and Brookside Parish Council.

Address:1 Darliston, Hollinswood, Telford, TF3 2DW

Political Party:Labour

The Nedge Ward

Councillor V Holt
Councillor

V Holt

Councillor

N England

Councillor

C Turley

Councillor

V Holt

I grew up in Telford in the 80’s and 90’s, before moving away to attend university in South Wales, becoming a Science Communicator and being lucky enough to experience a lot of the UK through work. I returned to Telford in 2017, having worked as an Education Officer at the Winchester Science Centre, looking to settle back in my hometown. I have always had a fondness for the area, having had family to visit in St Georges and Randlay and having lived in Stirchley when I was a presenter at Enginuity (Part of the Ironbridge Gorge Museums). I was also part of Project Iron Bridge as a volunteer, having a keen interest in local history and archaeology.

I became a Ward Councillor for the Nedge and a Parish Councillor for Hollinswood and Randlay Parish in 2019 so I am still new to the role and still learning a lot. We always have something new to learn and something we can improve upon, especial in the current climate. I strive to improve the living standards for the local area and act as a representative of the residents.

Over the next few years, I intend to build on my duties as a Councillor, helping to reinvent and rediscover life after Covid19. I am passionate about the environment, education, children’s services and mental health.

During the day I work as a 0-19 Development Officer in Oakengates, aiming to improve the support and opportunities for children and young people in the area. I also enjoy performing with TADLOP (the Telford and District Light Operatic Players), listening to and supporting other people and sparking creativity wherever I can. When I had spare time during the day, I enjoyed attending coffee mornings and craft sessions. When life returns towards normal, this is something that I want to set up as an evening event combined with a surgery, for those residents who work during the day.

 

Committees:

Appeals Committee
Audit Committee
Boundary Review Committee (Vice-Chair)
Children and Young People Scrutiny Committee
Environment Scrutiny Committee
Full Council
Licensing Committee
Scrutiny Assembly

Outside Bodies:

Meeting Point Trust

Surgeries:

I conduct regular walks of the ward with Cllr Chris Turley and Cllr Nathan England on a Saturday between 10am – 12noon. Look out for the card.

Address:Addenbrooke House, Telford & Wrekin Council, Addenbrooke House, Ironmasters Way, Telford, TF3 4NT

Councillor

N England

Political Party:Labour

Councillor

C Turley

My name is Chris Turley and I have lived in Hollinswood since 1990. I settled in Hollinswood after serving a full career in the Military retiring in January 1994 and from March 1994 I worked at the Royal Air force Museum Cosford until 2010 when I retired full time. I became a Councillor for Hollinswood and Randlay Parish Council in 1995 and have been ever since, except for a short break in 2003/04. I currently serve on the following Hollinswood and Randlay Parish Council’s committees: Full Council, Asset and Property Committee, Events Committee, Finance and Audit Committtee and Appeals and Complaints Committee. In addition, I am also a committed friend to The Friends of Hollinswood and Randlay Valley currently holding the position of Chair. In 2011 I was elected as a Borough Council for The Nedge Ward and continue to be so until 2023 and I am also on the following Council’s, Great Dawley Town Council and Stirchley and Brookside Parish Council.

Address:1 Darliston, Hollinswood, Telford, TF3 2DW

Political Party:Labour

Code of Conduct

Each Councillor, when elected or co-opted reads and signs a Declaration of Acceptance of Office.  This confirms their commitment to act under the National Code of Conduct (NCC) at all times.  You can find the full model NCC at this page :-

Disclosure of Pecuniary Interests

Local Councillors must live or work within the Parish (or within 3 miles of its boundary).  In order to have confidence in their impartiality when making local decisions, it is a requirement that they complete, annually, a Disclosure of Pecuniary Interests (DPI).  They are also required to update the document throughout the year, if any of their circumstances change.  Councillors DPIs can be found here.

In certain circumstances, Councillors may be granted a dispensation which enables them to take part in council business where this would otherwise be prohibited because of their DPI.  Provided Councillors act within the terms of their dispensation, there is deemed to be no breach of the Code of Conduct or The Law.  If a parish or town councillor participates in a meeting where they have a DPI and they do not have a recorded dispensation, then they may be committing an offence under Section 34 of the Localism Act 2011.

Procedure to make a Request

Any Councillor who wishes to apply for a dispensation must do so to the Proper Officer of the Council (The Clerk) as soon as possible and before the meeting for which it is required.

Consideration of the Request

The Parish Council has resolved that the power to grant dispensations has been delegated to the Clerk if so many members of the Council or Committee have a DPI that it would impede the transaction of the business (ie the meeting would be inquorate).  For any other requests, the decision must be made by the Council at the commencement of the meeting.

Disclosure of the Decision

Any Councillor who has been granted a dispensation, must declare the nature and existence of it, prior to the business to which it relates being discussed.