Cllr. Sue Binns (Chairman)
I have lived in the village for almost 36 years having moved here from Bristol in 1979.
I am married with three children, all grown up now, and during their childhood I was involved in Mothers and Toddlers, Pilning Playgroup and Pilning School where I was on the committee of the Friends and was a Parent Governor for 12 years. For 21 years I was a member of Pilning Carnival Committee, chairing it for 15 of those years.
Having recently retired from my job as a Primary School Teacher I have some time which I would like to use to the benefit of our community. I am a grandparent and also have an elderly parent and I feel I have some understanding of what families are looking for from our community.
T: 01454 632052 E:
Cllr. Heather Rickards
I have lived in Pilning since 1974. Our children were educated locally and have now left the area to pursue successful careers. My husband, Geoff, died in 2008.
I worked for several years at Pilning School and am currently involved in St Peter’s Church, the local Ramblers Group and Severn Beach Scout Group. I am coming to the end of a 3 year term as the Chairman of Severnside Ramblers Group. This role and my life in our parish has nurtured an understanding and concern for the built and natural environments.
T: 01454 632134 E:
Cllr. Olga Taylor
Having spent my childhood and adolescence in the USSR, I moved to Olveston in 1996, and then to Pilning in 2000, where my husband and I built a house on our family farm. I work for an IT company as a data analyst; and I am also a member of Orthopaedic Data Evaluation Panel, an independent panel of experts who benchmark medical implants.
As the Chairman of Pilning Station Group (formed in 2016) and an ardent advocate for public transport and sustainability, I am trying to make a contribution to the local community with regards to transport, in the hope to improve the local environment and the quality of life in our Parish.
REGISTER OF INTERESTS
T: 07437 304037 E:
SEVERN BEACH WARD
Alderman Peter Tyzack (Vice-Chairman)
Peter moved to Severn Beach from Bristol in 1987. He was councillor for Pilning & Severn Beach on South Glos Council from 1995-2011 and during that time was on the planning committee and was Chair of the Severn Estuary Partnership. He was a governor of Severn Beach School when his two children were pupils there, and later was a governor of St Peters school during the transition to the new building. He also helped to set up the Severn Beach regeneration group and the Local History Group.
T: 01454 632764 E:
Cllr. Kevin Weeks
I was born in Bristol and married Pauline in 1982.
We moved to Severn Beach with our two children in 1988. Both of my children attended Severn Beach School and later Marlwood.
My youngest grandchild also attends Severn Beach School. I work locally in Avonmouth for a company that manufactures components for the Motor Manufacturing Market. I was actively involved with the youth movement first with the Air Training Corps in Bristol and later with The Cubs/Scouts in Pilning.
In my spare time I can be found pottering around on my allotments in Severn Beach.
T: 01454 632745 E:
Cllr. Carol Woodhouse
Born in Bristol and moved to Severn Beach in October 1967. Has been married to Mike for 48 years with one son, Neil, 2 teenage grandsons. Until taking early retirement in 2004 worked locally at ICI and laterally Sevalco for 25 years. Joined the Parish Council in 1991 and have had 2 terms as Council Chairman. Have been very privileged to be re-elected at the recent elections in 2015.
T: 01454 632813 E:
Cllr. Alex Smith
T: 07938 573036
Born in Bristol in 1994. Lived in Bradley Stoke until June 2018 when my fiancé and I moved to Severn Beach.
I work in a Manufacturing Laboratory for Rolls-Royce, specialising in Non-Destructive Testing.
I have recently joined the Severn Beach Village Hall and Playing Fields Trust Committee with a view to increasing the number of activities available to the community.
In the past I have been involved in youth groups, namely the Scouts and the Army Cadet Force.
I have an interest in promoting and encouraging safe commuting to work and keeping our local area clean and tidy.
Cllr. Ian Roberts
Born 1943 in Cardiff. Spent over 20 years at sea in the merchant navy from deck apprentice to Master. Was offered to join the shore based position of cargo superintendent based in London accepting and planning cargoes for world wide trading. A chance then to move back to Cardiff as a director of a ship repair and supplies company, and setting up a large container depot and transport company in Avonmouth, then moved to live in Severn Beach. In addition formed a coastal shipping company with four ships.
Also served and a magistrate in Cardiff for twenty years and acted as chairman of the bench.
Previously elected as a pilning and severn beach parish councillor and served as chairman.
T: 01454 633786
Most people call me Del, I moved to Bristol from Herts in 1982.
I am married with two children, my son is in his last year at Uni, and my daughter is in Primary School.
I spent many years as a Funeral Director before venturing off into the world of Probate.
I have recently taken on the role as a Cemetery Clerk for Pilning and Severn Beach Parish, which is an addition to my role as an Assistant Clerk to a neighbouring Parish.
My aim is to make sure that I help make a very difficult time go smoothly.
T: 01454 201205/ 07796 190794 E:
Parish Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer
T: 01454 631499 / 01454 632085