Parish Councillors


Barrie Ashurst
barrie Contact: A: 21 Westfield Road, Great Shelford, CB22 5JW

T: 01223 842026

M: 07803 001985


I have lived in Great Shelford with my wife since 2010, previously living in Duxford for 35 years. I was co-opted onto the Parish Council in 2014

I am a Chartered Engineer and worked at Hexcel (formerly Ciba-Geigy) for 26 years until 2001 when I retired, having worked as Engineering Manager and then Production Manager.

Since retirement I have worked part-time with my son in business, initially within the retail sector and latterly property development.

I have been a School Governor at Sawston Village College in excess of 30 years and was for 12 years Chair of Whittlesford and Duxford Scout Group.

I have an interest in the financial aspects of organisations and their attitude to change.


Stephen Chittenden
  Contact: A: 7 Station Road, Great Shelford, CB22 5LR


M: 07801 207627


I have lived in Great Shelford since 1992.

I was a former chairman of the tennis club, and serve on the committee.

I work for the BBC.


David Coggins
  Contact: A: 15 Ashen Green, Great Shelford, CB22 5EY

T: 01223 842598



I was a Chartered Surveyor. who retired in 1994. I have two daughters and a son who are grown up and have their own families.   We moved to Great Shelford in 1976 and they attended Sawston Village College, following on to local Sixth form college.  My daughters went on to follow a career in nursing and my son to University. On my retirement I joined the Parish Council, since when I have maintained my interest in improving facilities for the village.


Richard Davies
  Contact: A: 25 Granhams Close, Great Shelford, CB22 5LR


M: 07595 339187


Having worked in the village since 2004, and lived in the village since 2011, I am enjoying being able to help keep Great Shelford one best places to live and work in the country.



Peter Fane
  Contact: A: 27 London Road, Great Shelford, CB22 5DB

T: 01223 843861

M: 07802 256861


I moved to Great Shelford in 2014 with my wife and two children, and was co-opted onto the parish council later that year.

I worked for the NFU in Cambridgeshire and then for four years in Brussels. We moved to Dry Drayton on my return, where I was a member of the parish council until we came here.

I’m a self employed surveyor and consultant on European policy (and now on the implications of Brexit).

I can sometimes be seen walking my Jack Russell terrier Pippi around the village and on the Gogs.

I’m heavily involved in the Parish Council planning committee and development of the Stapleford and Great Shelford Neighbourhood Plan.



Stefan Harris-Wright
stefan-harris-wright Contact: A: 8 Leeway Avenue, Great Shelford, CB22 5AU

T: 01223 505570

M: 07990 846955


I moved to Great Shelford in 2013 with my wife and three young daughters. I am a partner in the construction and engineering department of an East Anglian law firm. I was co-opted onto the Parish Council in the summer of 2016. I sit on the recreation ground and highways sub-committees. When I am not taking my children to or from swimming, gymnastics or ballet, my passion is participating in or watching sport, especially football, golf, cricket, running and the gym. I also enjoy a Saturday afternoon pint (or so) of real ale whilst watching Shelford Rugby Club.



Helen Harwood
  Contact: A: 28 High Street, Great Shelford, CB22 5EH

T: 01223 840393



I have lived in High Street, with my husband Will, since 1982, where I cultivate my vegetable patch and tend my chickens. I worked as a computer project manager within the NHS.

I hold the unofficial title of “Village Historian” and lead History Walks round the village every summer.

I served as clerk to the governors of Shelford School for 7 years. I am a committee member for the Friends of Great Shelford Library, and am actively concerned to ensure the survival of our wonderful village library. I run the popular annual Over-70s Christmas Party.

I joined the parish council in 2007. I hold responsibility for the Parish Cemetery and allotments, and also the flowerbeds round the village, as well as serving on the planning committee.


Carrie Hillard Annetts
  Contact: A:

T: 01223 840553

M: 07792 029485


I am a Special Needs/Design Technology Teacher, although semi-retired.

I came to Teaching late after working as a Senior Manager in the NHS and also in Air Traffic Control in the RAF.

My family seems to be growing and I have 4 children and 4 Grandchildren with another on the way.

I love the outdoors I am a keen walker and was a climber in my youth.

With my husband Steve who is a Chartered Surveyor we have an

Allotment on Stonehill Road which keeps us self-sufficient in potatoes,

Onions and Pumpkins but the rest seem to be reluctant vegetables.

I have lived in Great Shelford for 5 years and hope to spend the rest of my life in the village.



Bridget Hodge
  Contact: A: 7 Tunwells Lane, Great Shelford, CB22 5LJ

T: 01223 842553



I’ve lived in Great Shelford for 32 years and have been a parish councillor for 26 years many of them as Chair of the Planning Committee.

I’ve worked as a teaching assistant at Shelford School where I now run a garden and wildlife club once a week.

I have been involved with producing and distributing the Village News for all of its 18 years.

My interests are wildlife, trees and the environment.

I’m also currently deputy chair of the Parish Council.



Angela Milson
  Contact: A: 169 Cambridge Road, Great Shelford, CB22 5JN

T: 01223 841100



I moved to Great Shelford in 2002 with my husband and three children. I lived in Trumpington from 13 years old after much travelling as my father was in the army, and arrived back in Shelford after spending 16 years in Sydney, Australia. I am a relationship psychologist and have a private practice, as well as teaching counselling at Hills Road Sixth Form College. I have two large dogs and spend at least three-quarters of an hour every day walking with them, mainly in the fields behind the rugby club. I joined the Parish Council as I believe we live in a part of the world which always comes up as one of the best places to live, and I hope to help keep it that way.


Mike Nettleton
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Contact: A: 6 The Hectare, Great Shelford, CB22 5UT

T: 01223 721366

M: 07905 356468


I’ve lived in Great Shelford since 1997. I run an IT consultancy. I used to do a lot of work for big financial sector clients based in the City (Stock Exchange, Schroders, Cazenove, Axa, Jupiter, etc.), but tired of the joys of the 0626 train from Shelford, so mostly now it’s supporting local domestic and business customers. My wife, Jackie, taught at Stapleford School for over 20 years before retiring in 2012. I have two children, one working in recruitment and the other with Surrey police.

I’m a VP of both the cricket and rugby clubs, but too rarely get to see any games.

I’m currently chair of the Parish Council.




Revd Simon Talbott
rev-simon-talbott Contact: A: 12, Church Street, Great Shelford, CB22 5EL

T: 01223 847068



I am currently priest-in-charge of Great Shelford & Stapleford and Rural Dean of Granta Deanery in the Ely Diocese, moving to take up this responsibility in June 2013. I was elected to serve on General Synod in 2015. Prior to my current post I was Vicar of Martin of Tours, Epsom (a busy town centre parish, with a large ministry team) for nearly thirteen years. I joined the parish council in 2013.

Born in Newmarket, Suffolk and ordained priest in 1982 in the RC church, I became an Anglican in 1987 and was welcomed into stipendiary ministry in the Church of England that year. I have served in urban, sub-urban and rural settings in Yorkshire and East Anglia.

I have a long held interest in community development and have served as a trustee on a number of charity and community projects. I served as a member of the church planning authority in the Guildford Diocese and currently serve on a national Church of England committee handling the disposal of redundant churches. I chair the houses committee in the Ely Diocese, looking after a portfolio of 163 clergy houses across Cambridgeshire and West Norfolk.

My hobbies include real ale (I have been a member of CAMRA since the late 1970’s), food and cookery, wine, photography, walking and gardening. I am also a travel addict and love France and most things French.