Parish Councillor Mark Fitzpatrick

Mark Fitzpatrick

Chairman & Parish Councillor for Brickhill East Ward

phone symbol (01234) 357 259

map marker20 Nursery Gardens, Brickhill, Bedford, MK41 8DU

Mark has been a councillor on Brickhill Parish Council since it was set-up in May 2004, serving as Chair throughout this period. He had been a member of Brickhill Urban Community Council for a short period leading up to the setting up of Brickhill Parish. He has also been a Borough Councillor representing the Mallard Hill/Brickhill Drive area for eight years, while that area was in De Parys ward.

Mark has lived in Bedford for more than 30 years and works as an IT project manager. His personal interests include conservation, renewable energy and tackling fuel poverty. He served as a school governor for more than 20 years, most recently on Beauchamp Middle School’s governing body.

Parish Councillor Peter Blakeman

Peter Blakeman

Vice Chairman, Planning Committee Chairman & Parish Councillor for Brickhill East Ward

phone symbol (01234) 355 952

map marker15 Dove Road, Brickhill, Bedford, MK41 7AA

Peter is a retired industrial chemist who also worked at the European Technical Centre in St Neots, a division of a US based chemical company originally on research and development but for the final 10 years, as European Technical Co-ordinator.

Peter has lived in Brickhill for 50 years. He joined the Brickhill Urban Community Council in 2000 and was elected as a councillor in 2004 when it became a Parish Council. For the last eleven years he has been the Chair of the Planning Committee.

Since an early age Peter has been interested in sustainable transport – buses, cycling and trains – evolving over the years into environment, road safety and highway infrastructure.

Charles Royden, Deputy Mayor, Borough and Parish Councillor

Charles Royden

Brickhill Borough Councillor & Parish Councillor for Brickhill North Ward

phone symbol (01234) 309 175

map markerThe Vicarage, Calder Rise, Brickhill, Bedford, MK41 7UY

Charles helped establish Brickhill Parish Council and believes every community should have the opportunity to benefit from local decision making.

He has lived and worked in Brickhill since 1991 as Vicar of St Mark’s Church and Community Centre.

Borough Councillor Reports are included in Parish Council Minutes and via the news section.

“I have been extremely fortunate to be a part of the Parish Council since its inception in 2002….”

Charles Royden
Borough and Parish Councillor Wendy Rider

Wendy Rider

Borough Councillor

phone symbol (01234) 303 254

map marker23 Orwell Close, Brickhill, Bedford, MK41 7BQ

Wendy moved to Bedford in 1975 as a social worker and this heralded the start of a dedication to our community which has lasted for over 40 years culminating in her current roles as both a serving Parish Councillor and for the last 7 years, as an elected Borough Councillor.

Wendy has been a passionate supporter of The Girl Guide Association since 1975, ran the Brickhill Community Centre for a time and for the last 20 years, has managed St Mark’s Church Community Centre.

Wendy brings a significant level of experience to her role and has been a serving member of Brickhill Parish Council from the outset and the Urban Community Council, its predecessor, before that.

Parish Councillor Morris Johns

Morris Johns

Parish Councillor for Brickhill South & West Ward

phone symbol (01234) 217 364

map marker129 Brickhill Drive, Brickhill, Bedford, MK41 7QG

Morris has lived in Bedford for 17 years. At the moment he is working as an interpreter and translator. He was a voluntary School Governor at St John Rigby Lower School in Putnoe, for 6 years and a voluntary Police Custody Visitor for 4 years.

Morris has an unshakeable belief in the power of education to change people’s lives, and as such, over the years, he has taught English as a Foreign Language to many local people voluntarily. At present, he is a volunteer at the BRASS office in Bedford and a member of the Christians against Torture Group.

Parish Councillor Corinne Royden

Corinne Royden

Parish Councillor for Brickhill North Ward

phone symbol (01234) 309 175

map markerThe Vicarage, Calder Rise, Brickhill, Bedford, MK41 7UY

Corinne is a local headteacher at a lower school in the Borough.

She has served on the parish council for 5 years and has been actively involved in personnel and financial matters of the council.

Parish Councillor Vincent Holloway

Vincent Holloway

Parish Councillor for Brickhill North Ward

phone symbol (07512) 008 386

map marker6 Petteril Walk, Brickhill, Bedford, MK41 7XJ

Vince has lived in Brickhill since 1978 and attended the local schools. Since leaving school he has worked for Royal Mail and has been a member of the Army Reserve.

Vince has been active in local politics for a number of years supporting the Liberal Democrats, finally joining the Liberal Democratic Party as a member in 2014.

He is also actively involved with St Mark’s Church, in various roles and a member of our Allotments and Open Spaces Committee

Parish Councillor Ann Reeve

Ann Reeve

Parish Councillor for Brickhill South & West Ward

phone symbol (01234) 343 260

map marker7 Orwell Close, Brickhill, Bedford, MK41 7BQ

Ann has lived in Brickhill with her husband for over 45 years. Her daughters and their families also live locally.

She is now retired but was a community nurse working in Bedford and the surrounding areas for all of her nursing career.

As well as being a Parish Councillor, Ann is a member of our Allotments and Open Spaces Committee and continues to take an active interest in our local community.

Parish Councillor Cathrine Ward

Cathrine Ward

Parish Councillor for Brickhill South & West Ward

phone symbol (01234) 295 951

map marker8 Starling Way, Brickhill, Bedford, MK41 7HW

Cathrine Ward I am a parent of two I have a Youth and Community background and in the past I was a governor at Beauchump Middle School.

I am a Parish councillor amd member of the Finance and Personnel Advisory Group because I care about the area I live in and would like to help influence change in my local community.

Parish Councillor Tim Retout

Tim Retout

Parish Councillor for Brickhill East Ward

phone symbol (01234) 307 998

map marker53 Fulmar Road, Brickhill, Bedford, MK41 7JZ

Tim lives in Brickhill with his wife and young family. He works from home as a software architect, and his personal interests include environmental issues and digital rights.

In his spare time, he can be found at the park with his daughter, or digging the allotment.

Parish Councillor Michael Jarman-Webb

Michael Jarman-Webb

Parish Councillor for Brickhill, Woodlands Park Ward

phone symbol (07343) 624 556

map markerc/o Brickhill Parish Council, St Mark’s Church & Community Centre, Calder Rise, Brickhill, MK41 7UY

Michael was born in Bedford and has lived, schooled and worked here ever since. He has always been involved and active in community issues and causes and that continued when he moved to Woodlands Park in 2010, where he was a founding member of the Woodlands Park Residents Association. It’s his belief that parish councils should be free of party politics, and so serves as an independent councillor, having won a February 2018 by-election.

He is a single parent who has an interest in special needs education, electric cars, environmental issues and animal welfare.

Parish Councillor Sudesh Rani

Sudesh Rani

Parish Councillor for Brickhill Woodlands Park Ward

phone symbol  07891 014 007

map marker118 Ashmead Road, Woodlands Park, Bedford, MK41 7FD

I am a mother of two boys and I have lived in Bedford for the last 26 years. I love Bedfordshire and I think it is a really nice place to bring up our kids.

I am involved in an organisation called Our Minds Matter where we sign post people towards First Aid mental health training. I particularly like this topic as I like to help people who suffer from mental health.

I’ve worked for Bedford Hospital for 19 years and I am now working at MSK on Kimbolton Road. I won the Care And Compassion award in 2017 from Bedford Hospital as well as the High Sheriff Award in 2018 for my work in the community.

Parish Councillor John Durham

John Durham

Parish Councillor for Brickhill North Ward

phone symbol (01234) 212 834

map marker7 Rhineland Way, Brickhill, Bedford, MK41 7YP

Cllr Durham was elected to this position in May 2019. John represents the people of Brickhill North Ward in his capacity as Parish Councillor and is a member of the Planning Committee too.

Parish Councillor Alastair Grant

Alastair Grant

Parish Councillor to Brickhill South & West Ward

phone symbol (01234) 342 076

map marker30 Waveney Avenue, Brickhill, Bedford, MK41 7EA

Cllr Grant was elected to this position in May 2019. Alastair represents the people of Brickhill South & West Ward in his capacity as Parish Councillor. He is also a member of the Planning Committee.

Parish Councillor Stuart Green

Stuart Green

Parish Councillor for Brickhill East Ward

phone symbol (01234) 354 339

map marker39 Larkway, Brickhill, Bedford, MK41 7JW

Cllr Green was elected to this position in May 2019. Stuart represents the people of Brickhill East Ward in his capacity as Parish Councillor. He also sits on the Planning Committee.