Serving the people of Long Ashton & Leigh Woods

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The Council consists of 21 councillors who are local people elected for a 4-year term of office every four years. Councillors are not paid and give up their time freely to serve the local community.

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Your Parish Councillors

Cllr Cathy Fagg

Chairman

Cathy Fagg is a member of the following committees:

  • Planning
  • Environment
  • Finance and General Purposes

Cathy Fagg's Register of Interests.

About Cathy:

Having lived in Long Ashton for 17 years and reared 2 children, I love Long Ashton for its green setting, community spirit and closeness to Bristol. Now I'm retired from the NHS, I'm enjoying time with people, running, swimming, gardening and writing. I'm keen to support local services and a sustainable environment.

Address
39 Ridgeway Road,
Long Ashton,
BS41 9EY
Telephone
07952 203618

Cllr Phil Jackson (Vice Chair)

Vice Chair

Long Ashton Parish Council

Phil Jackson is a member of the following committees:

  • Planning
  • Environment
  • Finance and General Purposes

Phil Jackson's Register of interests.

About Phil:

Kathy and I moved to Long Ashton in 2002. For most of that time I have served on the Parish Council including all the main sub-committees. I have been Chairman of the local youth club for the last 13 years. I am currently involved in a working group exploring the potential for a skatepark in the village.

Address
90 Theynes Croft,
Long Ashton,
Bristol BS41 9NN
Telephone
01275 392757

Cllr Sheila Hardingham

Chair of F&GP

Long Ashton Parish Council

I've lived in Long Ashton since 1983 and retired as a solicitor several years ago. Since joining the Parish Council, I've been involved with the Millennium Playground Project, the Parish Plan, the Youth Club and most recently, the Village Enhancement Scheme. My "spare" time is spent on family, gardening, badminton and travel.

Address
79 Providence Lane,
Long Ashton,
Bristol BS41 9DL
Telephone
01275 393690

Cllr Liz Anderson

Long Ashton Parish Council

Liz Anderson is a member of the following committees:

  • Planning (Vice Chair)
  • Environment (Vice Chair)
  • Finance and General Purposes

About Liz:

I have lived in Long Ashton for 12 years. I am interested in how we can encourage more community engagement with the Parish Council and how health & social care issues in the village might be supported by our work. I am a lecturer in Medical Education at Bristol University and am the co-founder of the Long Ashton Memory Cafe.

Address
3 Arch Grove,
Long Ashton,
Bristol BS41 9BW
Mobile
07967 587422
Cllr Ash Cartman

Cllr Ash Cartman

Long Ashton Parish Council

Ash Cartman is a member of the following Committees:

  • Planning
  • Finance and General Purposes

About Ash:

I've lived in the Parish for 8 years but before that I lived in Failand. I live here with my wife and family and we love everything the village has to offer. I enjoyed being a Parish Councillor so much that in 2019 I ran for election and was elected as of one of your two North Somerset District Councillors.

Address
10, Fenshurst Gardens,
Long Ashton,
Bristol BS41 9AR
Mobile
07904 188 187
Cllr Charles Cave

Cllr Charles Cave

Long Ashton Parish Council

Charles Cave is a member of the following committees:

  • Planning
  • Finance and General Purposes
  • Environment

Charles Cave's Register of Interests

I have represented our Parish of Long Ashton, which includes Wraxall & Failand and more recently Leigh Woods, on North Somerset Council for eight, and as a member of the Long Ashton Parish Council for sixteen, years. I take a full and active part in all aspects of the Council. I served as Chairman of the Parish Council for three years, and Chairman of North Somerset Council in the year 2015/16. I sit on all committees, and am a trustee of the Community Association and Vice Chairman. I have before, and will continue to defend our Parish against massive and inappropriate development such as currently proposed by Taylor Wimpey. It is potentially the biggest threat to our community for many years.

Address
Rudge Farm,
Long Ashton,
Bristol, BS48 3QS
Telephone
01275 462774
Cllr Jude D'Alesio

Cllr Jude D'Alesio

Jude is a member of the following groups:

  • Planning Committee

Cllr D'Alesio's Register of Interests

About Jude:

Jude is a Law student at the University of Bristol but has been a frequent visitor to Long Ashton for many years. Whether it be cycling, walking, watching cricket or attending the Balloon Fiesta, Jude spends lots of his time in the village and looks forward to serving Long Ashton Parish Council in the years ahead. In his spare time, Jude is a school governor, enjoys competing in debating competitions and plays the violin.

Cllr Martyn Harris

Martyn is a member of the following groups:

  • Planning Committee
  • Environment Committee

Cllr Harris' Register of Interests

About Martyn:

Address
Nightingale House, Valley Rd, BS8 3PZ
Telephone
0117 9735878

Cllr Colin James

Colin is a member of the following:-

  • Environment Committee
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Cllr James' Register of Interests

About Colin:

I have lived in Long Ashton for 14 years with my wife, and children. I have two older children who have now moved away, a child at Birdwell Primary School and a toddler.

I worked in the IT world for over 30 years, most of which was for IBM where I had a variety of sales and marketing roles. In 2019 I took early retirement to focus on my new family, developing some new skills, and spending time giving back to the community I have spent so long in. I became a Parish Councillor early in 2020, and now have an active role including being Chair of the Environment Committee. I have a passion about making Long Ashton a really wonderful village to live in, and hope I can play my part in making that a reality.

Mobile
07802 208629

Cllr Alan Johnson

Alan is a member of the following:

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Cllr Johnson's Register of Interests

Telephone
07554 881346
Cllr Liz Lansley

Cllr Liz Lansley

  • Planning Committee

Cllr Lansley's Register of Interests

About Liz:

I have lived in Long Ashton for 22 years. I am married with 2 adult children. Five years ago I retired from a 20 year career in Public Health. I joined the parish council to get more involved in community matters. I am particularly keen to support the implementation of the Village Enhancement Scheme. I am a keen gardener, a member of Long Ashton Growers Co-operative, and enjoy cycling, walking and bird watching.

Address
30 Rayens Cross Road, Long Ashton, BS41 9DZ
Telephone
01275 393748

Cllr Ruth McAllister Kemp

Ruth is a member of the following:

  • Finance and General Purposes Committee
  • Environment Committee
  • Planning Committee

Cllr McAllister Kemp's Register of Interests

About Ruth:

Ruth has lived in Long Ashton since 2007 with her husband and two teenage sons. She is keen to contribute her time and energy to the community because her family have benefitted hugely from the local services, events and welcoming spirit of the village.

You may know Ruth from her previous role as Long Ashton's Lampshade Lady, from her recent year out of village life when she and her family travelled around the world, from her daily trips to the village shops with her trusty trolley, or as the organiser of Long Ashton Disco Nights.

Ruth is a qualified social media manager and improving the Council's communication and engagement with residents is her thing! She encourages anyone to get in touch with her if they have something to share with the community.

Address
14 Perry Road, Long Ashton, BS41 9FE
Telephone
07818 281413

Cllr Jane Purkiss

Jane is a member of the following:

  • Environmental Working Group
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Cllr Purkiss' Register of Interests

About Jane:

I moved to Long Ashton in 2011, having lived in South Bristol for years. I retired last year and now have more time for local activities. I am particularly interested in the environment and the Village Enhancement Scheme.

My background is in Education (Teacher of French) and in Psychotherapy (Director of a Psychotherapy and Counselling Training Institute). I am thus familiar with the ups and downs of Committee work and look forward to listening and learning the role of Parish Councillor.

Address
28 Fenswood Road, Long Ashton, BS41 9BX
Mobile
01275 542466

Cllr Andrew Wilkinson

Andrew is a member of the following:

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Cllr Wilkinson's Register of Interests

About Andrew:

Address
61 Kings Croft, Long Ashton, BS41 9ED
Telephone
01275 392702

Cllr Carl Tarsey

My name is Carl Tarsey, and I have lived in Long Ashton with my family for 11 years.

I became a councillor because I genuinely care about our village and believe I can be a compelling voice for the community.

Long Ashton has a great community spirit, and I believe that as the village continues to grow, there is tremendous potential to build on this solid foundation.

I am interested in all the council's principal functions, although I do have a particular interest in - Biodiversity, Community Engagement, and Services for Children and Young People.

As a father of an 11-year-old girl, I feel partially passionate about investing in the future of the young people in our village. I believe we must build trust and confidence with our local youth to help empower them for the future.

In my spare time, I enjoy learning bushcraft skills with my daughter, family walks with our dog Hugo and photography.

I want the Long Community to know that I am here as a voice for them, and if anyone has any ideas or suggestions in my areas of interest, please feel free to contact me.

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Last updated: Mon, 19 Jul 2021 15:13