Parish Councillors

List of all councillors and contact information

Malcolm Watson 

: Recreation & Pavilion (Chair)
Address: 9A Hinton Way, CB22 5AX
Home Telephone:  01223 844901

Bio: I have lived in Great Shelford since 1993. I was previously a Business Manager with Lloyds Bank and part of my responsibilities covered the sadly now closed branch in Great Shelford. I am currently involved with a number of local businesses and my wife is a children’s’ nurse at Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

I joined the Parish Council in 2012 and I am at present chair of the Parish Council and of the Recreation Ground and Pavilion Committee.

Barbara Kettel 

Address: 3 Adcroft Piece, Stapleford, CB22 5FD
Home Telephone:  01223 843920

Barrie Ashurst

Committees: Highways (Chair), Recreation & Pavilion, Cemetery & Allotments
Address: 21 Westfield Road, Great Shelford, CB22 5JW
Home Telephone: 01223 842026
Mobile Telephone: 07803 001985

Bio: 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.

Revd Simon Talbott

Committees: Highways, Planning, Recreation & Pavilion
Address:   12, Church Street, Great Shelford, CB22 5EL
Home Telephone:  01223 847068

Bio: 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.

Peter Fane

Committees: Highways, Cemetery & Allotments
Address: 27 London Road, Great Shelford, CB22 5DB
Home Telephone:  01223 843861
Mobile Telephone:  07802 256861

Bio: 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.

Charlie Nightingale

Committees: Highways, Planning
Address: 12 Aylesford Way, Stapleford, CB22 5BN
Home Telephone:  01223 844763