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

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.

Steve Scott

Deputy Mayor

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.

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.    


Nikki Ind



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

I believe that the Health & Wellbeing of our residents of all ages should be at the core of the work that we do. I ama member of the Town Council Health, Wellbeing and Youth Committee and I'm also a member of the 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 Welfare Charities.

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.

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 councillor, 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 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, one at St Mary’s Primary School and one at Sir William Romneys. I 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 chair of Health, Wellbeing and Youth committee and vice chair of Heritage & Regeneration committee. I am also the 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.

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.

Liz Farnham



I have been a Councillor for over nine years; this is the fourth Council I have served on.

As mayor I sought to build stronger relationships with the community to ensure that Tetbury gets the services and facilities it deserves, for the benefit of the whole community. I lobbied Cotswold District Council to grant planning permission for the new purpose-built doctors’ surgery and affordable houses for Tetbury residents. I also worked with the Gloucestershire Association of Parish and Town Councils to improve working practices.

As a proactive member of the Finance and Scrutiny committee, I work hard to bring greater accountability, rigour and visibility to the Town Council’s spending plans to ensure that taxpayers’ money is spent wisely and in accordance with the rules and regulations.

Since moving to Tetbury over 27 years ago I have taken an active role in ‘Tetbury life’. I was a member of the marvellous Tetbury in Bloom team for many years; I am Chair of the Tetbury Film Society; and I regularly attend events in support of the town’s many groups and societies.

Judith Taylor



I am now in my second term as a Tetbury Town Councillor. I am chair of the Planning Committee and vice chair of the Scrutiny and Finance Committee. I also chair the Climate Strategy Working Group and Car Parking Working Group. The working groups give a valuable opportunity to gain the views of local residents to inform my work on the council.

As well as being a town councillor, I am also a member of the Tetbury and District  u3a (university of the third age). I lead short walks for u3a members twice a month.

Suzanne Sanderson


I have lived in Tetbury nearly all my life after my parents moved here in the early 1970’s from Rochdale. I went to school at St Mary’s Primary and Sir William Romneys as did my partner Paul and both our children. My working background is in hospitality and tourism which has taken me into a variety of roles over my career, my most rewarding role being a lecturer at Cirencester College for 12 years.


I am now in the position where I am able to give the time required for the role of councillor and I currently am sitting on the Heritage and Regeneration and Health and Well-being committees. My aim is to make positive links with the community and help provide the town with the services and facilities that are needed and deserved.


'I am a Governor at Sir William Romney’s School where my main role is with Careers, Personal Development and Wellness".

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.

Patricia Burrell



This will be my 2nd term as a Councillor onTTC. I look forward to Working with like minded  fellow Councillors and the Officers who are vital to an efficient council

I moved from East Sussex in 2007 to be nearer to family having worked in Local Government as Election Manager I also have a background in brewing.

On my arrival in Tetbury I joined the WI which is an excellent way to make friends and friendships and served on the committee for 8 years  I have been on the management committee of the Dolphins Recreation Centre for 12 years and I am one of the Project team for the new build I am also on the committee of the Tetbury Film Society and act as the booking secretary

If I can be of any assistance to anyone please contact me I will try to help and / or find the answers

Xam Macutay-Malloch

Calypso Barnard