PARISH COUNCILLORS

Register of Interests can be viewed here

Sheila Bulpett

Chair - Councillor Sheila Bulpett

I have been a Councillor since May 2015. I became the Chair of the Parish Council in February 2021, I previously held the posts of Finance and Planning Committee chairs. I have lived in Wendover since February 1985 when we moved back to be close to my husband’s family and the place of his childhood. We have four children, all attended local schools and activities so we have been involved with the community since then. After university I worked as a Research Chemist before starting the family. Later I completed a PGCE to become a secondary school science teacher in various local schools. After 19 years I retired to devote more time to family and interests which include art, music, gardening and pilates. I am a member of U3A, Chiltern Society, BBOWT and the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Committees: Planning, Amenities, Finance & Staffing

Jo Durden Moore

Vice-Chair  -  Councillor Jo Durden-Moore

I have been a Councillor since July 2020 and Vice-Chair since May 2021.  Alongside my Councillor role, I am a Governor at Aylesbury Grammar School, work with Wendover Resettlement Assistance Programme (WRAP), am a mentor for the National Youth Advocacy Service (NYAS) and hold the Global Brand Director position for IT company Lenovo.

 

Relocation brought me to Bucks 5 years ago with my husband and 4 rescue dogs & cats. We settled just outside of Wendover and love everything that the market town and the surrounding villages have to offer. Passionate about animals, wildlife, yoga, walking, the environment, upcycling and the power of community.  I truly believe there is so much we can all achieve individually and collectively for our villages, towns, and communities. 

 

Wendover Parish will require visionary planning for the future, to ensure sensitive development of our vibrant and historic market town and that it can retain all that makes it so very special and unique. Wendover has much to offer but has many pressures on it, not only having to serve those who reside and work in the Parish, but also many of the ‘feeder villages’ who depend on Wendover too. I hope that our Council can continue its sterling work supporting the Parish and all those who depend on it, and I am proud to be part of this eclectic group of people.

Committees: Finance & Staffing

Ward Area: Wendover Wider Parish               Ward Area Map

Jennifer Ballantine

Councillor Jennifer Ballantine

I came to Wendover in 1964 as my husband joined the G.P. Practice.  We came with one child and had four more here in Wendover. Currently I am on the Staffing, Planning and Amenities Committees on the Parish Council.  I am also heavily involved as a Verger at St. Marys Church.  I also help at the Youth Centre, where I am a Trustee.  I am also on the Committee for Wendover Dementia Alliance. I am extremely interested in  tennis, but sadly no longer play but I do play table tennis, bridge and scrabble.  I love Wendover and being on the Parish Council is a good way of helping people.

Committees: Planning, Amenities, Staffing

Ward Area: Wendover Central & South               Ward Area Map

Stephen Worth

Councillor Stephen Worth

I have been a resident in Wendover since 1983 having had my last RAF posting at RAF Halton. I then spent 15 years working for the Home Office until retirement. I was co-opted to the Parish Council in 2005 and elected in 2007. I have served the Council as Chairman and have chaired all Committees since then. I am currently serving as a member of the Amenities, Finance, Staffing and Planning Committees.  I am also a trustee of the Community Library and represent the Council on the Community Board and the Management Committee of the Memorial Hall.

Committees: Planning, Amenities, Finance & Staffing

Ward Area: Wendover North               Ward Area Map

Diane Washington

Councillor Diane Washington

I was born and raised in Wendover and was educated at the local Schools. After moving around the country, and a three year stint living in the USA, I returned to Wendover in 1988.  I have 2 daughters that both went to John Colet and both still work and live locally, I also have a grandaughter that is currently at Wendover C of E School. I have over 30 years’ experience in customer services, both in banking and clinical environments. I currently live and work in the centre of Wendover and enjoy meeting and talking to local people about all aspects of our community.

My interests include genealogy, reading and quizzes but most of all I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, walking my dog Mr Pickles and visiting my Sister in the USA. As a councillor I hope to make a difference and be involved in shaping the future of the local community.  To become someone who will help in decisions for the benefit of local people, serving the community and acting to improve the quality of life while preserving the heart and character of Wendover.

Committees: Planning, Amenities & Staffing

Ward Area: Wendover Central & South               Ward Area Map

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Councillor Sam Walker

My wife and I moved to Wendover in 2016, and we love the town’s bustle and its warmth. We have 3 boys, all in school and nursery in Wendover. I am a qualified solicitor and work full time as Head of Legal at a property management company. I became involved with the Parish Council through joining its Open Spaces working group. I applied to become a councillor to help protect all that is great about Wendover and to work on the bits that can be made even better.

Committees: Planning & Amenities

Ward Area: Wendover Central & South               Ward Area Map

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Councillor Mark Standen

Having grown up in North West London I followed the well-trodden trail up the A41 via Watford and Chesham and eventually settled in Wendover over 4 years ago with my wife and 2 primary school age boys. I am a freelance Sustainable Construction Consultant specialising in energy modelling and therefore have a professional and personal interest in climate change and sustainability.

I enjoy watching and participating in all sports - particularly running, skateboarding and football (I’ve been a Watford FC season ticket holder for a long time!). I also love music, going to the pub and enjoying the beautiful outdoors on our doorstep. I currently chair the Wendover Open Spaces Working Group, I am therefore keen to improve the outdoor amenities in Wendover particularly for young people. 

Committees: Planning & Amenities

Ward Area: Princess Mary Gate & Tring Road               Ward Area Map

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Councillor Julie Williams

I live in Wendover with my husband and our daughter who attends John Hampden school. I hope to contribute to the improvement and maintenance of what Wendover has to offer for young people and families. I am also passionate about supporting local businesses so that we as a community encourage the enterprising skills of local people over large commercial interests. I support sustainable local development and the protection of our environment.

Committees: Amenities, Finance & Staffing

Ward Area: Wendover North               Ward Area Map

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Councillor Julie Lloyd-Evans

I have lived in Wendover since 2017, although, having grown-up in Stone, had two of my boys attend John Colet School and worked in outdoor education in both Aston Clinton and Wendover I have a long standing connection with this lovely market town.

 

My voluntary work and career has been primarily within education, firstly as a secondary school teacher and then working with charities and running my own business as an outdoor education provider.  I hence really appreciate the natural environment that Wendover and the surrounding landscape has to offer.

 

As a councillor I want to support all to have the best possible experience living, visiting or working within Wendover. My particular interests are; peoples health and wellbeing, protecting and enhancing  the natural environment, climate action and supporting local businesses and organisations to enable Wendover to thrive.

Committees: Amenities

Ward Area: Princess Mary Gate & Tring Road               Ward Area Map

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Councillor Clive Gallagher

My wife and I have been local residents since 1994, having originated from North West London. Our children were educated in local schools in Wendover & Aylesbury. I am semi-retired from a career in Finance & Banking, which involved me working in many countries around the world. I am now actively involved in working with a number of local charities. I am a keen sports fan, having been an active participant in both athletics and football in my youth and now enjoy running, walking and playing golf. I believe in social justice, the need to address climate change and I want to help local businesses to thrive and ensure Wendover remains a place we can all enjoy.

Committees: Finance

Ward Area: Wendover North             Ward Area Map

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Councillor Robert Goodall

I have been co-opted as a councillor in August 2021. I have been a Wendover resident since 2018 having lived across Bucks previously in Amersham and Marlow. I live here with my partner and daughter who is soon to start John Hampden School. Professionally, I am a Chartered Transport Planning working for a well-respected international mutli-disciplinary engineering company in central London. My work focus and interests lie in trying to address the climate challenge, the benefits of walking, cycling and sustainable transport for health, wellbeing and the environment, and masterplanning for new developments. I have good experience in the English planning system and hope to use these skills to support the Parish Council in any way I can.   

 

I am a keen runner, cyclist and footballer and still manage to get along for the Wendover dad's 5-a-side weekly. I am competing in both the London Marathon this year and Edinburgh Marathon in early 2022 so you may catch me pounding the pavements around the town and the trails in the woods for my training.  

 

As a councillor I want to use my experience to try and ensure that we can make the most of future opportunities to continue to make Wendover an incredible place to work, live and play. There are so many great things about this place which we call home and many challenges that we are likely to face over the coming years, so I'm very excited to be part of a passionate energised Parish Council that strives to do the best for its residents. 

Committees: Finance

Ward Area: Wendover North              Ward Area Map

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Heather Thornton

 

I have lived in the Chilterns for nearly 30 years, moving from Ley Hill to Chartridge and recently to Wendover. In the past I have been actively involved in the school activities of my children, helping with school trips, sports clubs and events. I am now retired and hence have the time to apply myself to this role. Previously, I have worked as a physiotherapist in the NHS, in private practice and as a consultant. I worked in Higher Education in a variety of roles including Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning and as an Associate for the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education. As well as my professional qualification I have achieved a Doctorate of Education, an MBA, and a PGCert in teaching in Higher Education. I love walking and cycling through the beautiful countryside in which we live. I look forward to contributing to the local community through utilizing the skills I have developed through my work and life experiences.

Ward Area: TBC                                    Ward Area Map

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Vacancy

 

Vacancy Notice

We are currently looking for a new Councillor to join the Wendover Parish Council. If you are motivated and passionate about making a difference in your community, have 2-3 hours per week to dedicate to your community and are able to attend evening meetings 1-2 times per month then you might be the person we are looking for!

Ward Area: TBC                                     Ward Area Map

Parish Council Staff

Clerk: Andy Smith

Events & Estates Manager: Phoebe Sharps
Assistant Clerk: Vacancy
Senior Groundsman: Andy Dunn
Groundsman: Stefan Ziolkowski

County Councillors

Cllr Stephen Bowles

Cllr Peter Strachan

Cllr Richard Newcombe