Brian has lived in Yarnfield over 30 years and served on Swynnerton Parish Council for 8 years representing Yarnfield. He has an active role in village life and is currently the Chairman of the Stone Railhead Crisis Group. He is also the 2019/20 President of Eccleshall Mercia Rotary Club and is perhaps better known in Yarnfield as Santa on the Rotary Club sleigh.
His priority is to see the new Parish Council working for the community and helping to make a real difference for Yarnfield and Cold Meece.
Brian is married and his family have lived in the Woodlands at Cold Meece since the development was built about eighteen years ago. He was motivated to join the council to give something back to our community which has given so much to his family.
He is a retired Head teacher and is now heavily involved in the church. He is a keen sportsman and still play squash and tennis and together with his wife are members of a church choir.
Brian is excited and enthusiastic to be involved in the Parish Council and is keen to represent the interests of Cold Meece.
David was born in Eccleshall and lived there until 1988, when he moved to Stone, before relocating to Yarnfield in 1994.
He is a member of Yarnfield Village Hall Committee and has arranged charity events which have raised funds for both the village hall and local charities. He is passionate about matters that affect the village particularly the proposed HS2 Railhead, increased traffic concerns, the appearance of the Village Green and all other areas in and around Yarnfield and Cold Meece.
Frank has lived in Yarnfield for over 35 years. He is a Governor at Springfield First School and is also a volunteer helper at the school: reading, running the chess club and helping with French at the school.
He is also a member of the Stone Railhead Crisis Group.
Frank has over 20 years experience in the work of a parish council having previously been a Parish Councillor with Swynnerton Parish Council.
Malcolm is retired and moved from Stafford to Cold Meece, in 2015.
He is a member of the Yarnfield and Cold Meece Community Speed Watch Group.
He is passionate about working to help the local community, his chosen responsibility within the Parish Council is traffic issues. He hopes to continue to make Cold Meece a safe place to live.
Sally moved to Ashdale Park from Stone in 1996. She worked as a Speech and Language Therapist in the NHS from 1981 until 2019 and was also involved in healthcare commissioning; she brings a wealth of experience of community engagement.
Her priorities include fighting the HS2 railhead, seeking opportunities for new services in the parish, widening participation and fostering community cohesion.
Stella is a retired secondary school teacher and has lived in Yarnfield for over forty years. She is perhaps best known for her work with Yarnfield Forum for which she has been the chairperson for 12 years.
She is also a member of the Stone Railhead Crisis Group.
Her priorities include fighting the HS2 railhead; controlling speeding traffic; restoring pavements; working to maintaining existing services, while seeking opportunities for new services; and fostering community cohesion.
Borough and County Councillors
John’s moved to Yarnfield in 1990 and before he retired worked for local government in Staffordshire and Leicestershire.
The role of Clerk is to support the parish councillors; to ensure that the Councillors conduct their business properly and to provide independent, objective and professional advice on all matters relating to council business.
Please contact for advice and support in relation to the work of the Parish Council.
How to become a councillor
A parish council is the tier of local authority closest to its community as it elects representatives from within that community. Parish councils are democracy on your doorstep. Anyone can stand as a candidate provided they meet the qualification requirements or you can find out more by contacting the local borough electoral services department.
You should be:
- Aged over 18.
- A British, Commonwealth citizen, or Euro-national citizen (who is a registered elector)
- Resident for 12 months prior to the day of election – either in the parish or within 3 miles of the boundary.
- Occupied land or premises for 12 months as owner or tenant – either in the parish or within 3 miles of the boundary
- Had a principal place of work – either in the parish or within 3 miles of the boundary.
You cannot become a councillor if:
- You hold a paid office with the council.
- If you are subject to a bankruptcy restrictions order or an interim order creates disqualification which dates from the judgement or execution and generally ends one year after the relevant order is made.
- If you have within five years before the election or since election been convicted in the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man of any offence and been sentenced to not less than three months imprisonment (whether suspended or not) without the option of a fine.
- Imprisonment probably includes any type of custodial sentence.
- This disqualification begins when the ordinary period for making an appeal is finally dismissed or abandoned or fails for want of prosecution.
You can get further information from the Staffordshire Parish Councils’ Association.