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Welford on Avon Parish Council is made up of seven Councillors supported by the Parish Clerk. Its main objective is to ensure the smooth day-to-day running of the village and to this end is required to address a wide range of matters. The major recurring topics are allocated to individual councillors as portfolios and are listed below.

The Parish Council meets twice a month, on the first Tuesday of the month to consider all matters. Two weeks before each Full meeting is a Planning Committee meeting. Meetings are published on our events calendar.

All Parish Councillors are members of the Planning Committee, which is chaired by Councillor Neal Appleton.

Parish Council Clerk

Iona Wibberley

  • Parish Council Clerk
  • Responsible Finance Officer

The clerk is the first point of contact for the Parish Council. They may be contacted by submitting the contact form or by email at

The clerk is the Proper Officer of the Parish Council and has responsibility for ensuring that the instructions of the Parish Council, in connection with its function as a Local Authority, are carried out.

The Parish Councillors

Simon Carter :

  • Chair
  • Welford Matters liaison
  • Publicity
  • Community liaison
  • Welford Sports Club trustee

Jamie Hockaday :

  • Deputy Chair
  • Synder Meadow
  • Synder Meadow Pavilion redevelopment

Martin Lake :

  • Financial matters
  • Audit
  • Annual accounts
  • Finance process
  • Contracts & procedures

Martyn Stanley :

  • Village maintenance
  • Traffic
  • Highways
  • Millenium Trust Parish Council representative


  • Rights of Way
  • Footpaths, including pavements
  • Cress Hill and Parish Council land management
  • Annual Parish Meeting

Neal Appleton :

  • Planning
  • Neighbourhood Development Plan
  • CIL
  • Stratford District Council Planning liaison
  • Playing field and playground equipment

Debbie Jones :

  • Remembrance Day
  • Defibrillators
  • Flood Action Group
  • School liaison

Additional Support

Members of our local community who are not council members but provide essential support functions.

Alice Wynn-Edwards (External Auditor)

Colin Winston (Parish Website Manager)


Welford on Avon traffic safety questionnaire