Heath and Reach Parish Council Members

Your Parish Councillors

Heath and Reach Parish Council currently consists of seven elected member, one co-opted member 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 Road, LU7 0AA. Committee meetings 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.

We currently have our full quota of Parish Councillors.

The next election year​ is 2023.

Council Members as of October 2020

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

External Representations

Highways England

Cllr. Dawn Fitzpatrick
Vice Chair

Committee Appointments

Cemetery (Chair)
Finance
Planning and Environment
Sports and Recreation (Chair)

Cllr. Anna Inns
Parish Councillor

Committee Appointments

Finance

External Representations

Allotment Trustee
Rushmere Country Park

Cllr. Danny O'Brien
Parish Councillor

Co-opted appointment: 3rd February 2020

Committee Appointments

Planning and Environment

Cllr. Donna Thompson
Parish Councillor

Co-opted Member from: 2nd March 2020

Committee Appointments

Planning and Environment

Cllr. Ian Chivers
Parish Councillor

Committee Appointments

Finance

External Representations

Rushmere Country Park

Cllr. Louise Malone
Parish Councillor

Committee Appointments

Cemetery
Sports and Recreation

Cllr. Martin Boyden
Parish Councillor

Appointed 2019

Committee Appointments

Finance
Planning and Environment

External Representations

Bedfordshire Police

Cllr. Sarah Smith
Parish Councillor

Appointed - 2018

Committee Appointments

Cemetery
Planning and Environment
Sports and Recreation

Mrs. Francesca Sheppard
Clerk to the Parish Council

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 sits on the Finance Committee, but has no voting rights.

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Mark Versallion VR
Ward Councillor - Central Bedfordshire Council - Conservative Group

“representing the villages of Heath and Reach, Hockliffe, Eggington, Stanbridge, Tilsworth, Tebworth and Wingfield.”

“Lives in Heath and Reach, all correspondence to:”

Office Address:   Priory House, Monks Walk, Chicksands, Shefford, Bedfordshire, SG17 5TQ  

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Andrew Selous MP
MP for South West Bedfordshire
Conservative Member of Parliament for South West Bedfordshire - including Dunstable, Leighton Buzzard, Houghton Regis.

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