Heath and Reach Parish Council Members

Your Parish Councillors

 

Heath and Reach Parish Council currently consists of seven elected members and a Clerk to the Council.

The full council meets on the first working Monday of every month except for August at Heath Village Barn on the corner of Eastern Way and Leighton Way. Committee meeting normally follow after these meetings.

The Chairman and Vice-Chair​ are elected annually. There has to be a quorum to pass resolutions, i.e. minimum of three or one-third of the Council.

Councillors are elected for a 4-year term. If a vacancy occurs during this term, it can be filled by either an election or by co-option. There are currently two vacancies.

The next election year​ is 2023.

Council Members as of December 2019

Below is a list of the current Parish Councillors together with their contact details and committee memberships.

Central Bedfordshire Council (CBC) maintains a register of interests for all Parish and Ward Councillors.

Before you contact any Parish Councillor you are advised to check our privacy notice which will guide you on how we process information at Heath and Reach Parish Council.

At the end of this list, we have included the contact details for the Parish Clerk and our Central Bedfordshire Ward Councillor and Member of Parliament.

Cllr. Richard Thyer
Chairman

Committee Appointments

Cemetery
Finance
Planning and Environment
Sports and Recreation

Cllr. Dawn Fitzpatrick
Vice Chair

Committee Appointments

Cemetery (Chair)
Finance
Sports and Recreation (Chair)

Cllr. Anna Inns
Parish Councillor

Committee Appointments

Finance

Cllr. Ian Chivers
Parish Councillor

Committee Appointments

Finance
Planning and Environment (Chair)

Cllr. Louise Malone
Parish Councillor

Committee Appointments

Cemetery
Sports and Recreation

Cllr. Martin Boyden
Parish Councillor

Appointed 2019

Committee Appointments

Finance
Planning and Environment

Cllr. Sarah Smith
Parish Councillor

Appointed - 2018

Committee Appointments

Cemetery
Planning and Environment
Sports and Recreation

Mrs. Francesca Sheppard
Clerk to the Parish Council

Francesca Sheppard is the current Parish Clerk and took up the office in 2013. 

The Parish Clerk is the Proper Officer of the Council and as such is under a statutory duty to carry out all the functions, and in particular to serve or issue all the notifications required by law of a local authority’s Proper Officer. The Parish Clerk is responsible for ensuring that the instructions of the Council in connection with its functions as a Local Authority are carried out.

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Mark Versallion VR
Central Bedfordshire Ward Councillor

Address

Priory House
Monks Walk
Chicksands
Shefford
Bedfordshire
SG17 5TQ

Andrew Selous MP
MP for South West Bedfordshire

Address

House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA

Constituency Office

Telephone: 01582 662 821 (Mon-Fri 09:00-13:00)
26/27 Wentworth House, 83 High Street North, Dunstable LU6 1JJ
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