Meet The Council

 

 

Mary Goodall

Cllr Mary Goodall - Chairperson

Age:    Not specified               

Time lived in village: 10 years   

Employment:

Retired after a career as a Health Professional in the NHS,  my last position was as Superintendent Radiographer at Peterborough District Hospital. I also have a Nursing qualification. I have worked in the Voluntary Sector for approximately 10 years in an administrative role for the WRVS. I have also done voluntary work at both Derby Royal and Burton Hospitals.

 Hobbies

I like gardening and walking my dogs, Theatre and Cinema

Why did I become a Councillor?

I have always taken an active part in village activities and felt that I had something further to offer by becoming a councillor. I hope to help the residents of Findern achieve a better understanding of the workings of the council and will work towards improving every aspect of the village for everyone who lives here.

 

Cllr Richard Brook - Vice-Chairperson

Cllr Richard Brook - Vice-Chairperson

Age: 30 years                  

Time Lived in the Village: 4 Years 

 Employment

Nothing due to long term illness, I was on the Board of Trustees for the national charity covering my condition. 

Hobbies

I am a season ticket holder at Derby County, I keep Marine and Coral Fish

Why did I become a Councillor?

To achieve something and to improve the area I intend to live in until I get old. I would like to bring back community spirit.

 

 

Cllr Brian Goodall

Cllr Brian Goodall

Age                          Time lived in village 

Not Specified         10 years

Employment   

Retired after a career involving many aspects of the Constructional Steel  Industry 

Hobbies etc

I like walking (though not as far as I used to), Reading, Listening to an eclectic range of music. I have an Interested in following in most forms of sport Motor cycles, though no longer sadly as a rider and rueing past lost opportunities on a bike.

Why did I become a Councillor?

As secretary of the steering group which formulated the Findern Village Plan 2011, I would like to try and follow through some of the action points in the plan which have so far not been implemented. To assist in attempts to foster a better  community spirit in the village. To assist the Chair in the execution of her duties.  

 

 

Cllr Suzi Brook

Cllr Suzi Brook

Age                     Time lived in the village

27 years             4 years

Employment

I am a full-time carer for my disabled husband

Hobbies etc

I have a multitude of hobbies which include gardening, baking, preserve making as well as reading a good book.

Why did I become a Councillor?

I became a Councillor to offer a fresh set of eyes on things. I want to continue to improve the quarterly Parish Council Newsletter as well as helping to bring the sense of community back to the village.

 

 

 

Cllr Mark Smith

Cllr Mark Smith

Age                             Time lived in the village

48 Years                    7 years 

Employment

I am a Membership Support Officer for the Royal British Legion, based at Portland College near Mansfield and on St. Peter’s Street in Derby. 

Hobbies

Anything to do with Motorcycles, Very loud Rock Music, Camping Trips to weird and wonderful places throughout the UK. I like to grow stupidly hot chili peppers. I like to bash bits of wood into weird shapes in my workshop (I make signs for houses, boats, events etc. with my scrollsaw). I like to spend time with my family which is enormously important to me

Why did I become a Councillor?

I would love our village to regain its sense of Community and especially its identity. We have so much potential in and around the village for great things to happen, all it needs are people who are driven enough to create the opportunities and to make them happen with support from the Parish Council wherever possible. As an experienced organiser of some huge events (the biggest was in 2004 down in Oxfordshire where an entire town got involved), I know there are things we can dream up and run that will really put the village of Findern back on the local map. My wife’s family has been resident in this village since at least 1599 (found in the Church records recently) and the tales of village life from down the generations making it obvious to me that we’ve got some catching up to do. Traditions need to be revived and the Parish Council should be the ones driving those legacies forward.

 

Cllr Maurice Johnson

Cllr Maurice Johnson

Age:  75

As a young man I became interested in community work as a Youth Leader with Staffordshire County Council. We came to live in Findern in 1978 and I served as a School Governor at Findern Primary School and John Port School. We moved to Hatton in the 1980's and I soon became a School Governor at Hatton Primary School and Hatton Comprehensive. I was co-opted onto Hatton Parish Council and served for several years as Chairman. I was instrumental in the refurbishment of the play equipment and the resurrection of the Hatton Village Fete.

We eventually moved back to Findern and I was co-opted onto Findern Parish Council and represented the Parish Council on the Footpaths Group Committee, spending time planting trees and wildflowers. I have also worked at the Primary School helping the children create a wildflower garden and country path.  

At 75 I am now probably nearing the end of my Council life as new ideas are needed to generate a greater involvement in community life in this wonderful Village of ours.

 

 

 

 

Cllr Martin Woodhouse

Cllr Martin Woodhouse

 

 

 

Cllr Martin Woodhouse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cllr Richard Brook - Vice-Chairperson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cllr Rosemary Rose

 

Cllr Richard Brook - Vice-Chairperson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cllr Tammy Brown

Cllr Richard Brook - Vice-Chairperson

Cllr Mike Ratcliffe