Penny-Shepherd

Cllr Penny Shepherd

Chair | Gawsworth Moss

159 Congleton Road, Gawsworth, SK11 7XD| 07757 739426 | penny.shepherd@gawsworthpc.org.uk

Penny joined the council in January 2018 following her having been part of the Neighbourhood Plan committee as a resident. Penny grew up in Gawsworth, attending Gawsworth Primary School when she recalls that there were strong links between the village and the ‘Rising Sun Estate’, the area covered by the Gawsworth Moss ward.

Penny is keen to work to re-establish the strong links, especially in light of the planned development in the area.

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Cllr Adam Hardy

Cllr Adam Hardy

Deputy Chair | Gawsworth Village

6 Harrington Drive, Gawsworth, SK11 9RD | adam.hardy@gawsworthpc.org.uk

Adam joined the council in November 2021, having moved to Gawsworth in June 2020. He has enjoyed getting to know the local community and is am passionate about giving back and ensuring that all village voices are represented, maintaining inclusive democracy while benefiting as many residents as possible.

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Cllr Emma Clarke

Cllr Emma Clarke

Gawsworth Moss

12 Benbrook Way, Gawsworth, SK11 9RT | emma.clarke@gawsworthpc.org.uk

Emma was joined the council in September 2020 and moved to Gawsworth in 2017 because of its small, thriving village community, providing a safe clean place to raise her family in peaceful, scenic surroundings.

Emma joined the Parish Council with a particular interest in maintaining/improving the multiple family spaces we have available to us, for the benefit of the whole village, and considering other opportunities for making better use of our existing facilities. Emma is also keen to promote and develop opportunities for community engagement in parish activities.

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Councillor Clair Dempsey

Cllr Clair Dempsey

Gawsworth Moss

Lake House, Church Lane, Gawsworth, SK11 9RJ  | clair.dempsey@gawsworthpc.org.uk

Clair was joined the Parish Council in September 2022. Clair would like to make a contribution to the Parish Council team with particular interest in equity, diversity and accessibility in our society. Having a strong interest in green issues, she is keen to support the Community Garden project and rewilding strategies which she believes will promote inclusion and value across all sectors of Parish society.

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Andrea Kinsey

Cllr Andrea Kinsey

Gawsworth Moss

17 Harrington Drive, Gawsworth, SK11 9RD | andrea.kinsey@gawsworthpc.org.uk

Andrea was elected in May 2023, having lived in the parish for over 40 years, most recently on Lowes Lane. Andrea believes Gawsworth is a very special place and having now retired wanted to be more involved and give her time and experience for the benefit of the community. Andrea would like to contribute towards making Gawsworth an even better place to live through being a sustainable, thriving and safe community.

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Cllr Gordon Mitchell

Cllr Gordon Mitchell

Gawsworth Village

The Gate House, Church Lane, Gawsworth, SK11 9RJ | gordon.mitchell@gawsworthpc.org.uk

Gordon joined the council in July 2020 as a relatively new resident of Gawsworth having moved to the village in March. Gordon said he has been made to feel very welcome by the residents he has met since moving in, the enforced lockdown due to COVID-19 has meant he had worked from home constantly for a sustained period and as a result spent more time enjoying the peace, tranquillity and beauty of Gawsworth so would like to take the opportunity to give back to the community he lives within.

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Cllr Rupert Richards

Cllr Rupert Richards

Gawsworth Village

Gawsworth Hall, Church Lane, Gawsworth, SK11 9RN | 01260 223 456 | rupert.richards@gawsworthpc.org.uk

Rupert was first elected to the council in March 2017, has lived in Gawsworth all his life and is keen to see the parish retains a rural identity.

Rupert represents the Parish Council on the Danes Moss Liaison Group.

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Paul-Woods

Cllr Paul Woods

Gawsworth Village

27 Benbrook Way, Gawsworth, SK11 9RT | paul.woods@gawsworthpc.org.uk

Paul was first elected in March 2017, having moved to Gawsworth in 1988 with his wife Anne (a former Parish Councillor) and their two children. Paul has been involved in many village activities over the years including Scouts and more recently the village pantomime, the Christmas Festive Fun charity event, as keeper of the village PA system and in the Village Hall refurbishment group.

Paul sees improving communications between the Parish Council and villagers and supporting optimal use of community amenities including the Village Hall as high priorities. He is also enthusiastic about preserving the village character of Gawsworth and the green belt.

Paul is the Council’s representative on the Village Hall Management Committee.

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Cllr Julia Wright

Cllr Julia Wright

Gawsworth Village

11 Longbutts Lane, Gawsworth, SK11 9QU | 07870 885 214 | julia.wright@gawsworthpc.org.uk

Julia moved to Gawsworth in 2019 and joined the council in November 2021. Feeling she was made very welcome in the village, Julia joined the council to give something back to the local community.

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Adam Keppel-Green

Adam Keppel-Green FSLCC

Clerk to the Council

Squirrel Brook, 68 Manor Park South, Knutsford, WA16 8AN | 07584 057228 | clerk@gawsworthpc.org.uk

Adam has been employed (part time) as Clerk to the Council since June 2013. His role is to advise councillors and manage the routine administration of the council including its finances, correspondence and implementation of decisions. Adam is the first point of contact for the Parish Council.

Adam is a Fellow of the Society of Local Council Clerks and holds both CiLCA (Certificate in Local Council Administration) and a Foundation Degree in Community Governance. Adam works full time as Town Clerk at Knutsford Town Council.