Cllr Rupert Richards

Cllr Rupert Richards

Chairman, Gawsworth Village

Gawsworth Hall, Church Lane, Gawsworth, SK11 9RN | 01260 223 456 |

Rupert, elected 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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Cllr Penny Shepherd

Deputy Chairman, Gawsworth Moss

159 Congleton Road, Gawsworth, SK11 7XD| 07757 739426 |

Penny was co-opted 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 reestablish the strong links, especially in light of the planned development in the area.

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Cllr Peter Briercliffe

Gawsworth Village

7 Forge Close, Gawsworth, SK11 9EW | 01625 435 374 |

Peter originates from Chester and the Wirral  where he trained and qualified as a Mechanical Engineer. Working as investigative and safety engineer in specific disciplines his work took him to London as principal engineer in these subjects and he was a member of various Governmental committees and representing the UK at CEN meetings in Brussels.

In 1984 he returned to the Northwest and settled in Gawsworth. He is a keen member of U3A as well as  Transport Preservation.

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Cllr Evelyn Briggs

Gawsworth Moss

Beech Cottage, Church Lane,Gawsworth, SK11 9QY  | 01625 618 530 |

Evelyn has been a Parish Councillor since 2011. She has been active with organised village groups since arriving in the village in 2003, and took an active role in the building of the new Scout Hall. Evelyn is a Chartered Accountant and worked in a professional capacity until the desire to bring up their children shifted family priorities. She currently works for Citizens Advice as a General Adviser, specialising in Housing and Homelessness, and includes supervisory responsibilities.

Evelyn is keen to enhance community life for all residents within our Parish.

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Cllr Emma Clarke

Gawsworth Moss

12 Benbrook Way, Gawsworth, SK11 9RT |

Gordon was co-opted 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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Cllr Gordon Mitchell

Cllr Gordon Mitchell

Gawsworth Village

Warren Barn, Church Lane, Gawsworth, SK11 9QY |

Gordon was co-opted in July 2020 and is a 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 have 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 Margaret Parry

Gawsworth Village

Oak Lyn, Dark Lane, SK11 9QZ | 01625 619 272|

Margaret was co-opted in January 2019 with the intention of giving something back to the community where she has lived so long. Margaret strives to ensure that when this community has a strong opinion concerning a local issue, their voice is heard and the outcome is dealt with as democratically as is possible.

Margaret believes there is a need for the representation of the farming community, which has been lacking in the last couple of years and something she was born into and have gained a deal of knowledge over the years. Margaret would like to make the villagers more aware of the Parish Council, of its roll in the community and how it can help them.

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Cllr Lisa Tyrrell

Gawsworth Village

4 Waren Drive, Gawsworth, SK11 9RF | 01625 433 421 |

Lisa was co-opted to the Parish Council in 2016 and has lived in Gawsworth since 2000. Lisa has two young children who both attend Gawsworth Primary School and activities at both the Scout Hut and Village Hall.

Lisa has been involved in the community for a number of years, helping with village events, including organising Easter Egg hunts!

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Cllr Paul Woods

Gawsworth Village

27 Benbrook Way, Gawsworth, SK11 9RT |

Paul was elected in March 2017 and 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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Adam Keppel-Green FSLCC

Clerk to the Council

33 Manor Crescent, Knutsford, WA16 8DL | 07584 057228 |

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 inCommunity Governance. Adam works full time as Town Clerk at Knutsford Town Council.