parish.clerk@winterslow.org.uk
Clerk and Councillors
Having fun putting in a kissing gate in Winterslow!

Local people worked with South Wiltshire Walks Group to install this kissing gate in Winterslow.


Jane Tier (Clerk)

My name is Jane Tier and I am the Parish Clerk for Winterslow Parish Council.

I have been Clerk to Winterslow for 10 years and it is a very interesting and varied job!

When I first started it was a very different role to today whereby there was much more involvement by Wiltshire Council in local Parish issues. You could request that gullies were cleared or a pothole repaired and Wiltshire Council attended to it swiftly.

The Localism Act changed the way in which we work and brought more responsibilities to the Parishes with the devolution of services.

My tasks are varied and include:

Preparing the Agendas and minutes
Preparation of Accounts and Bank Reconciliations
Respond to Planning Applications
To act as a conduit for information between Wiltshire Council and the Parish Council
Reporting Highway and Rights of Way issues
Preparation of Annual Budget
Preparation of Annual Accounts
Freedom of Information requests
Purchasing Supplies / Goods / Services


These are main tasks that have to be carried and the most important task of any Clerk is to ensure that the Parish Council are working within the realms of the Law. I am a member of the Society of Local Council Clerks and the National Association of Local Clerks and the Parish Council is a member of the Wiltshire Association of Local Councils; all of these provide essential information on Law and Governance for the Parish Council.

I have obtained my Certificate in Local Council Administration and continue to learn through courses, training and seminars, you can never have too much knowledge!

Mick Brown

I moved into Winterslow in 1998, taking up residence in a cob cottage, following major renovation work, with my son and daughter. The cottage was basic in terms of facilities, so with a pending marriage, and the need to accommodate my wife Ellen and her three boys, we carried out a large self-build extension and upgrade. This facilitated, following our marriage in 2001, us becoming an extended family living in Rosemary Cottage.

During a period of 13+ years, I either served on the PC and/or was directly involved in important community projects.

Working Party lead, working with the Clerk and Chris Hardwick, on the development of the current PC and Community Website, alongside the production of the Barry’s Fields website; followed by the ongoing management of both sites.

I chaired the Barry’s Field Trust during the handover to PC control and continued as Chairman of the subsequent PC Sub Committee. This period also involved considerable hands-on involvement in onsite works, decorating, renovations etc.

Community Projects:
Winterslow Parish Plan – Chairman
Winterslow Village Design Statement- Sponsor
Winterslow Neighbourhood Plan – Chairman/Vice Chairman
Time and Talent Initiative - Team Leader
Having being co-opted back on to the PC in April 2024 I have taken up a lead role for Barry’s Fields and been reinstated as Websites Manager.

I served for 28 years in the Fire & Rescue Service, initially in Hampshire for 13 years and then in Wiltshire. Taking up the post of officer in Charge of Stratton St Margaret initially, then Swindon Central Station, this was followed by promotion to Divisional Officer; in charge of the Fire Safety Department of the County.
Ivan Moody

I was born and brought up in Winterslow and attended the local school.

Living on a farm I have worked in the agricultural sector as a mobile engineer, repairing anything mechanical used on farms and more recently concentrating on the farm itself.

I am interested in the Community and often become involved in sorting out problems and helping out where I can. This led me into offering my services and becoming a Parish Councillor.

My specific roles include;
Emergency Snow-plan Co-ordinator
A member of the Footpath Group
A member of the Recreation Ground Maintenance Group
Village Map Group member

Simon Port

Simon has lived in Winterslow since 2005, is married to Carolyn and has two boys; both have attended the village school. Simon works locally and has had a keen interest in promoting the village since moving to the area.

In 2007 Simon joined the Parish Council and has been involved with the Recreational Grounds Committee, Barry's Field Committee, manages the defibrillator equipment and acts as liaison between Winterslow School and the Parish Council. He is currently Parish Council Chair and has previously held Chair and Vice-Chair positions.

Simon is an active swimmer and runs Salisbury Lifesaving Club, is a trustee of Stanswood Beach Rescue at Calshot, is an NHS Community First Responder and Chair of the Wessex Branch of the Royal Lifesaving Society.

Jonathan Prew

My wife and I moved to the village in 2019. I believe in supporting our local community, contributing where I can, and I joined the Parish Council in October 2022.

My career has been in the construction industry for over 40 years in many different roles, half of which to date has been in the public sector. I am a chartered structural engineer and a Fellow of the Institution of Structural Engineers, serving on the design practice committee and the sustainability panel. I have a great deal of experience in all sorts of construction types and materials but particularly listed buildings and scheduled ancient monuments.

My passions are in family and local history. My wife and I enjoy visiting different parts of our amazing country, but it is always great to be back home.

Richard Sheppard

I was born in Winterslow and I have lived on Weston Lane all of my life.

I spent all of my school years at Winterslow school, becoming Head Boy, and was one of the last pupils to attend until the age of 16.

On leaving I went straight to work on the family arable farm where I worked for 40 years.

I am married to Patricia and we have two children, Justin and Elizabeth.

My interests are music; singing with my group "The Pathfinders", sport; supporting "the Saints", and the Church; attending the Baptist Church on Weston Lane.

I have served on the Parish Council for over 30 years, having also been Chairman.

Currently I am a member of the:
• Recreation Ground group
• Emergency Snow Planning group
• And working on the SIDS Project

For over 70 years, I have enjoyed being involved with many village organisations always with the best of interests of the village at heart.

In the past my family made the ground available for the council houses at Highfield Crescent In 1990 we gave land to the village for the new Village Hall, Carpark and Tennis Court, and also made land available for the Doctors Surgery.

We are proud that we have been able to assist in providing these facilities, in a manner in which we hope to continue.

Mike Taylor

My wife, Dee, and I have lived here for 16 years, and our daughter and family (3 children) for almost 17 years.  So, between us, we really appreciate how Winterslow works so well across 3 generations!

My working life (some years ago now!) was primarily in Customer Service and Contract Management.

It was a privilege to previously be a Councillor for 9 years until 2022.

Shortly after leaving the Council I joined the Village Hall to help move forward their ideas to ‘refresh’ and improve the 30 year old hall and help ensure the future viability of this primary village facility.   It’s now hugely encouraging to see a new close partnership with the Council emerging in such a positive manner.

In my view, the PC’s core function is to positively engage with our community and to understand how best to support Parishioners (old, new, young, and not so young). We also need to work closely with our large number of village organisations and to, wherever possible, be the catalyst to help them thrive for the continuing benefit of all parishioners.

Winterslow is a wonderful, vibrant, caring community and the Council has a vital leadership role right ‘at the centre’ of that community.
Dan Wilkinson

I have lived in Winterslow for most of my life, from 1993 to 2011 when I left home to go to university and begin my working life. Winterslow and surrounding area has been, and continues to be, an important part of my life since moving back in 2019 and joining the Parish Council in 2022.

For my day job, I am the Director of Asset Management for the largest retirement community developer in the country, looking after a £3.2bn portfolio of developments across England and Scotland. I trained as a Civil Engineer and then went on to work in the construction of commercial buildings. I am a member of various professional institutions such as the Chartered Institute of Building, the Chartered Management Institute and the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management.

Outside of work, among my many interests, I am a keen organist and amateur composer and my musical pursuits have involved me in a number of organisations such as the Charles Villiers Stanford Society as Member of the Board of Trustees and Secretary.
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