Councillors make policy and take key decisions on the Council’s budget, priorities, and how the Council should be run.

Ian Watson


Originally from Manchester, my career took me to many places around the world. Having decided to take early retirement, Tetbury turned out to be the perfect place, situated in the green heart of the Cotswolds and equidistant between Bath and Cheltenham, where my wonderful Daughters live with their families. I am an active governor at SWR, a member of the Royal Voluntary Service and proud to be part of the Tetbury Community Fridge Team. 


Giving my time,effort and energy to serve the community is both personally fulfilling and,will hopefully benefit the citizens of Tetbury.    


Liz Farnham



I moved to Tetbury with my husband Kevin in 1997.  My Dad was in the Army and I moved around a lot as a child and so I have lived in Tetbury far longer than I have lived anywhere else; I am honoured to call Tetbury my ‘home’ and to represent the local area.  

Since moving to Tetbury I have tried to take an active role in the community.   I was a Town Councillor from 2008 to 2015 and had the privilege of being mayor for one term.  I was a member of Tetbury in Bloom for many years and I am chair of the Tetbury Film Society.

During my time as chair of the Finance and Scrutiny committee, I brought greater accountability, rigor and visibility to the Town Council’s spending plans.  I am pleased to be working with the current committee to ensure that taxpayers’ money is spent wisely and for the benefit of the whole community.  

Peter Coleman



I have lived in Tetbury for 23 years having visited previously over the last 40 years.

My experience as the owner of a Care Home in Wiltshire enables me to have broad understanding of the issues effecting both young and old.

My aim is to work towards a better environment for the people of Tetbury and maintain our historic heritage.

Ann Pearce

Deputy Mayor


Originating from Liverpool, I have lived in Tetbury for 47 years, moving here because my father was from Tetbury. 

I have been married to Colin for 34 years, I have 3 daughters with Colin and 2step-children, all of whom are grown up now and have children of their own so life is pretty busy! 

I have a health and social care background, I care deeply about welfare issues within the town and will work hard in this area for a town that cares for all. 

I have numerous grandchildren and I care passionately about youth provision within the town and I firmly believe that we should be driven by the youth into providing the right resources for youth provision both for now and in the future! 

I am also lucky enough to be on the committee of Tetfest, which is a great privilege to work alongside a great group of volunteers raising much needed funds for local charities. Tetfest aims to provide an inclusive range of activities to suit all pockets.

Since joining the Council in 2019, i have been lucky enough to Chair the Highways Working Group, the Youth Committee and have been honoured to have been Mayor from May 2020 - May 2022. I am now Deputy Mayor and the Chair of the Health, Wellbeing and Youth Committee, I also Chair the Health, Wellbeing and Youth Working Group. I am very much committed to the Wellbeing of Tetbury no matter what your age. I have completed my Domestic Abuse training, Energy Efficiency and Assessment Training and Dementia Friends Training along with members of the Town Council Staff. I also along with Cllr Ind lucky enough to secure a grant for creating the position of The Health and Wellbeing Co-Ordinator, I am hugely pleased with the installation of the community fridge, for helping to reduce food waste, this has been hugely successful !

My aim has been a simple one, and that is to bring and facilitate as many services aspossible into the Town to reduce travelling times for our residents, whilst also lowering our carbon footprint.

Cllr Ann Pearce  - Deputy Mayor

Steve Scott


I have lived in Tetbury with my wife , Mandy, and six children, who have all now, mostly, flown the nest, since2007. I run a small independent software consultancy business that employs people locally and I try to use local shops and facilities to encourage local business and groups.

Since arriving in town I have tried to be an active part of the community. Currently I am a trustee of Tetbury Area Youth and Community Trust and the chair of trustees of the Dolphins Recreation Centre.

When I have time I am a member of the Tetbury Dolphins Running Club and The Dolphins Amateur Dramatics Society.

As a new member of the Finance and Scrutiny committee I intend to ensure that the money that the council is entrusted with is spent wisely and efficiently to bring the maximum benefit possible to the town.

Zowie Baker



I have lived in Tetbury around 35 years but by family have been here many more. I went to St Mary’s Primary School and Sir William Romney’s School. I have two young children who also go to St Mary’s Primary School. I work at the school as the Senior MDSA and work for my family’s business GLC & R Williams.

I have just started helping with the local children’s group and I am hoping to help a lot more in the future. I am on the Committee for Heritage & Regeneration and Council representation for social housing. My aim is to help wherever I can with the youth in the town to give them what I had as a child growing in Tetbury, such great memories.

Rodney Smith


I have lived in Tetbury 40 years and attended Sir William Romneys School  

I am Married with four children and have eight grandchildren.

I have worked locally all my life and now retired but still active in the community.  

I enjoy fundraising for local charities and now being a councilor, I can also spend my time making Tetbury a better place.

Since being a Cllr I have taken on several projects the most recent was turning the dilapidated phone Box on Northfield rod into a Defibrillator Hub.  

I look forward to more opportunities to better Tetbury Tow

Stephen Hirst



I became a Tetbury Town Councillor in 2002. In all that time my objective has been to ensure that our town continues to grow and prosper and that the Town Council continues to serve the population to make Tetbury a better place to live and work.

I am fully involved in a number of town organisations and continually enjoy the challenge to make things happen for the benefit of others.

Hobbies, what hobbies? I support Huddersfield Town Football Club, wear an anorak when it comes to railways and make the occasional cake and I am told produce Victoria Sandwiches par excellence. My wife Sue is chief gardener of Tetbury in Bloom and also heavily involved in Christmas in Tetbury, both organisations who do wonders for the appearance of Tetbury.

Nikki Ind



I have lived in Tetbury now since 1990, have worked in the town since 1997 and am proud to have been elected to serve our community…

I believe that the Health & Wellbeing of our residents should be at the core of the work that we do. Currently the Chair of the Health & Wellbeing working group I'm also a member of the Town Council Youth Committee and Climate Strategy working group.

I am married to my husband Simon and our two grown up children attended The Ferns Playgroup, St Mary’s Primary School and Sir William Romney’s.

I am proud to have been elected as a member of The Thirteen of Tetbury and I am also a Trustee of the Tetbury Relief in Need Charity.

Over the years I have been actively involved in many organisations in the town including, Governor at St Mary’s Primary School. Chairman of The Friends of Tetbury Hospital, St Mary’s Church, Tetbury Summer Show and Tetbury Brownies.

After bringing up our family in such a very special town, I want to give something back and will work to make a difference for us all.

David Creed

Kevin Painter


01666 503640 or 07745

I am a fifth generation Tetburian, older Tetburians’ will remember my family who provided me with my moral compass and love of our town. Newer residents will know me from my weekly Wilts and Glos. Newspaper column and some of the various committees I enjoy assisting including St. Mary’s School as a governor; as a member of St. Mary’s Church and PCC; Tetbury Area Churches Together; a founding member of the Tetbury Tenants’ Association and the Tetbury Business Forum (formerly the Tetbury Development Group).

I have been a member of Tetbury Town Council for six years and I have served as Deputy Mayor twice. I work in the media as a writer, photographer and illustrator. I use my creative skills within the Council with the design of various leaflets and layouts. Finally I am lucky that I am accessible to many and very proud to be giving people a voice who feel they have none, and I remain committed to the future of Tetbury and faithful to its past.

Colin Pearce



I have lived in Tetbury for 64 years attended St Mary’s School and Sir William Romney’s, member of Tetbury cubs and scouts, played sports for the town.

Studied engineering at Stroud college, I became Works Director of a local firm and I am currently running a family business in plumbing and electrical.

I have 5 children who all attended all Tetbury schools and attend organisations within the town. I am looking to make a difference for the town and surrounding area.

Judith Taylor



I am very flattered to have been elected as a councillor for Tetbury, given that my husband and I have only lived in the town for two and a half years. During that time, we have worked hard to become involved in various aspects of Cotswold life. We are both members of the Tetbury and District Footpath Group and I lead the Short Walks Group for the Tetbury branch of the University of the Third Age. My husband is a Cotswold Warden and I regularly get taken to see the dry stonewalls he has helped to build, the kissing gates he has put in or footpaths where scrub has been cleared.

I have significant experience of public service, having worked in education for over 30 years as a teacher, headteacher and inspector of schools and local authorities. Although new to being a councillor, I was a senior officer with a county council for seven years and worked closely with elected members.

We have found Tetbury a lovely place to live. I am committed to work to improve provision in the town for all residents and businesses and support efforts to tackle climate change. Given the challenges that Covid-19 presents, both now and in the future, I am particularly keen to ensure our limited resources are best deployed to support the regeneration and further development of the town and its organisations.

Tony Walsh


Originally from Yorkshire but moved here in 1972 and retired from general practice in 2013.

I have been a Councillor for over 20 years with a total interest in our community having served as a governor of both Sir William Romney’s School and St Mary’s School.

Mark Wood


I am a 7th generation Tetburian so there is not much I don’t know about this town!

I am married to Kim and attended both the primary and secondary schools in Tetbury as did my older daughter. My younger daughter is currently at St Mary’s School.

I am extremely proud to be the co-organiser of Tetfest a one-day music festival in the town which provides a fantastic day of live music for both local and national bands alongside kid’s entertainment, food and drink.

I am passionate about the town in which I was born and bred and want what is best for all residents of Tetbury. I have chaired and been a member of local committees for both charitable and commercial organisations. I have just completed my first year as a town councillor and I currently sit on the highways committee.