Your Councillors

Cllr David Leytham

Cllr David Leytham

Vice Chair

07932 602446

Register of Interest

In 1965, after GCE exams were over, I and several other boys from my school acted as classroom assistants at a school for disabled children.

The courage displayed by these children had a profound effect on me and after my experiences in those few weeks I realised that my future lay in supporting and helping people.

Now, after nearly 60 years working in the public sector, I am Vice Chair of Fradley Parish Council, where I and my fellow Councillors are committed to providing residents with the best possible services and facilities.

 

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Cllr Glen Bown

Cllr Glen Bown

Chair

07769 322954

Register of Interest

I have lived in Fradley since 2017 and want to help make it even better.

I am married and have two adult sons. I am a retired secondary school leader. My interests include the arts, creative writing and pub quizzes.

I think we are lucky to live in such an excellent place, but feel that there is still much to develop with regard to the social and recreational facilities for all residents. Our village environment is attractive and I am determined to help make it even more appealing.

Fradley is at a pivotal point in its development and I am delighted to become Fradley Parish Council's first elected Chair.

 

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Cllr Mike Ashcroft

Cllr Mike Ashcroft

Councillor

07866 437965

Register of Interest

I moved to Fradley in 2019 just in time to enter the first lockdown.


I joined the Fradley United volunteers and helped vulnerable residents with prescriptions and shopping. It was very worthwhile, as many of them wouldn't have any other human contact.

Having been a school governor, a Magistrate and an NHS volunteer driver, I firmly believe in giving back to my community.

The logical next step was to become a Parish Councillor, which I did in 2023. We meet monthly to discuss the needs of Fradley residents, and seek to have the best impact available in improving our village. 

 

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Cllr Tracey Ham

Cllr Tracey Ham

Councillor

07941 502693

Register of Interest

I joined Fradley Parish Council in 2023 having moved to the village in August 2019, with my husband and children.

My decision to become a Parish Councillor was driven by a keen desire to support the residents of Fradley and continue improving our local area, facilities and services. I have a particular interest in developing engaging community spaces for residents to enjoy together.

I am a qualified teacher and work for a private school supporting children with specialist educational needs. My interests include playing netball and various volunteer projects.

 

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Cllr Phil Beswick

Cllr Phil Beswick

Councillor

07732 661167

Register of Interest

I have lived in the Lichfield District for the past 30 years and have seen an array of changes in my time. I settled in the Parish of Fradley on the Sheasby Park Estate in 2019.


I feel that becoming a local Parish Councillor here in Fradley will give me the opportunity to try to make changes in order to aid the wellbeing of my local community now and hopefully for the future generations to come.
                                      

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Cllr Stuart Gilmour

Cllr Stuart Gilmour

Councillor

07651 478652

Register of Interest

I have lived in Fradley since early 2020 and my wife has been here for nearly 30 years, raising her family and using many of the local facilities.

Professionally I am currently a Senior Director for a large software company based in London, though post pandemic I typically work from home. My daughter is a doctor in a London hospital.

I joined the Council in 2023 with a strong desire to continue making Fradley a great place to live. Improvements to, and the growth of Fradley, should be centred around the needs of the residents and my aim as a councillor will be to balance the many needs and demands to provide a safe, enjoyable and thriving community for all.

 

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Cllr Mani Dhillon

Cllr Mani Dhillon

Councillor

07988 531154

Register of Interest

I am proud to serve as a dedicated Fradley Councillor, and I am passionate about contributing to its enhancement and prosperity.

My primary focus is on supporting both residents and businesses, with a keen interest in furthering the development of our area for the collective benefit of all. I am especially dedicated to preserving our cherished green spaces, recognising their vital role in maintaining the unique character of Fradley.

With a career spanning 25 years across diverse sectors, I bring a wealth of experience to my role as a councillor. My professional journey has included successfully securing employer partnerships and excelling in business development. Noteworthy achievements include cultivating a diverse client portfolio across private, public, and commercial organisations. In my most recent position, I had the privilege of leading the business development provision for a prominent London University.

Beyond my professional endeavours, I actively engage in various sports -completing challenging events such as mud runs, wolf runs, and 10K marathons. Additionally, I am a passionate boxer, combining my love for fitness with a competitive spirit. To unwind, I indulge my sweet tooth while enjoying a good action movie.

 

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Cllr Paul Deathridge

Cllr Paul Deathridge

Councillor

07981 127744

Register of Interest

I moved to Fradley in 2022 and I have always held a genuine desire to improve and contribute to the community where I have lived.



I am retired, having spent nearly 30 years in the public sector, where I gained experience of community engagement and multi agency working. Since retirement I have undertaken a number of voluntary roles and have been able to embrace my hobbies of cooking, walking and sport.



I am committed to making positive and meaningful improvements to Fradley. Through collaborative engagement with residents, I will ensure that together we make Fradley the best possible place to live, work and visit.

 


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Cllr Matthew Richards

Cllr Matthew Richards

Councillor

07375 630 044

Register of Interest

Councillors' Group memberships and other responsibilities

Projects Working Group:- Cllrs Ashcroft, Bown, Ham and Richards.

Environment Working Group:- Cllrs Ashcroft, Beswick, Dhillon and Deathridge

Engagement Working Group:- Cllrs Ashcroft, Gilmour, Deathridge and Leytham

Planning Advisory Group:- Cllrs Bown and Leytham

Budget Advisory Group:-  Cllrs Beswick, Bown, Dhillon, and Ham

HR Committee:- Cllrs Ashcroft, Ham and Leytham

HS2 Representative:- Cllr Dhillon

Alrewas and Fradley Charities Representative:- Cllr Deathridge

CEMEX Representative:- Cllr Ashcroft