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Meet Your Councillors

Councillors decide policy and make key decisions on the Council’s budget, priorities, and how the Council should be run.
George Barwood
Ward: Kingsway
Email: george.barwood@gmail com
I have been living in Quedgeley for 30 years, since I married my wife Marilyn, who works at Shrubberies Special Needs School in Stonehouse.

We have two children, now grown up, who attended the local state schools.

In 2021, I became aware of unfilled seats on the council, so decided to put something into the community by helping out with the work of the Town Council.
Liam Harries
Ward: Severn Vale
Email: Liam4Quedgeley@gmail.com
Nick Lee
Ward: Central
Email: Nicholas_lee41@yahoo.co.uk
I was born in Mountain Ash, Mid Glamorgan, christened at St. James’s, Tredworth and grew up mostly in the Middle East (with brief periods in Cyprus, Hong Kong and Wales by way of variety). After living in Matson from 1993 until 1997 I then moved to Quedgeley. I work part-time at Oxfam’s Gloucester shop, in the books department, with particular responsibility for Politics, History, Law, Business, Religion, Mythology and Philosophy and I help out with Romantic/General Fiction, Classics, Travel and Thrillers/Detective Fiction as required.

I was Chairman of the Sports Centre Committee from 2007-10. I represented the then Parish Council on the St. James’ Church Parochial Church Council (from 2006-12), Equals Youth Club (from 2003-10) and the Gloucester Partnership’s Priority Action Group (from 2004-10). I also go to conferences, AGM’s held by Young Gloucestershire, QCV and similar organisations on an ad hoc basis.

Like our other Town Councillors, I am very concerned about the limited recreational amenities in Quedgeley in general and specifically want to help create a really good Sports Centre for use by all ages, disabled and able-bodied alike, as well as increasing the lamentably small amount of public open space currently available in a sadly over-developed area.

My other interests are the Gloucester Law Centre, where I was a Trustee from 2001 to 2007 (and am still a member) and St James’ Church Parochial Church Council for which I am now a server. I am also a bibliomaniac and I support England Cricket, England and Wales Rugby, Gloucester Rugby, Leeds United and Liverpool.
Julian Powell
Ward: Severn Vale
Email: j.r.powell@blueyonder.co.uk
I moved to Quedgeley in 1991, became a Quedgeley Parish Councillor in 1999 and was Chairman of the then Parish Council from 2001 to 2006.
My aim now as a Town Councillor is to make Quedgeley a more attractive place in which to live, with more local facilities and more local activities.
I made the Parish submission into the planning inquiry for RAF Quedgeley, now Kingsway. 69 conditions were requested, 63 were imposed. The City and County Councils are responsible for enforcing those undertakings and obtaining the facilities promised to residents in 2003.
I have been a school Governor since 1983 in a wide variety of roles and was Governor of Kingsway Primary School until 2016. I was Chair of Governors from 2007 to 2009 to open the new school.
Most of my career has been as a Civil Engineer. In 2009 I went to University and completed a BSc with First Class Honours. I now teach Construction and Civil Engineering part time and am a Risk and Safety Manager for the rest of the week.

I am a member of the Consumers Association, National Trust and English Heritage.
Margaret Slatter
Ward: Fieldcourt
Email: Margaretslatter@hotmail.com
I retired in December 2015 after 11 years as an HR administrator for a large company in Stonehouse. Since then I have volunteered two mornings a week in a local charity shop.
I am interested in the local community and now find that I am able to devote enough time to the Town Council to work together as a team and make a difference.
I am a keen dog walker and have two dogs who I enjoy long walks with on a daily basis with in Hardwicke & Quedgeley.
I am looking forward to working with the community and being part of the team.
Graham Smith
Ward: Central
Email: Graham.smith56@yahoo.com
I was born and bred in Gloucester, have lived in the City all my life and in Quedgeley for the last 25 years
Having been educated at Tredworth Junior School and then at Crypt Grammar School I served an engineering apprenticeship at William and James Gloucester and then into CNC Machine Tools Manufacturing. I am a retired Service Manager for a CNC Machine Tool Company and have travelled extensively throughout the world

Following my retirement I thought it was about time that I put something back into the community and would like to make a difference to Quedgeley.

I am also a responsible dog owner and enjoy following Gloucester Rugby.
Steve Smith
Ward: Severn Vale
Email: bulldog.smith@btiternet.com
I have served on Quedgeley Town Council for two terms. I resigned after three years in the 90’s having moved away but was re elected after moving back 5 years ago and share Council duties with other organisations I am involved with, including being the Chairman of Help if we Can which raises money for good causes and which has many Patrons and Supporters across the County and beyond. I am also an elected Public Governor of the South West Ambulance Service.

Quedgeley Town Council represents the interests of the residents in Quedgeley, Kingsway and Copeland Park, it is non political and I am proud of the word we do and the targets we achieve. It can be time consuming at times but in the main we have a great team that work well together.

Fortunately my wife supports me in all I do.

I am currently the Chair of the council and I enjoy exercising my duties in this new role and supporting the council in it’s new phase as a Town Council.
Chris Thompson
Ward: Severnvale
Email: Charislat2019@gmail.com
I live in Hardwicke and I have joined the council to help put something back into my local community and local surroundings.
Janet Weston
Ward: Kingsway
Email: Janetweston60@outlook.com
I was born in Savernake Wiltsire and came to Gloucester when I was 2 years old.
Gloucester has been my home town since.
I lived in Gloucester growing up and went to St. Paul’s Infant and Junior school and then ending up at Hatherley girls then onto Linden Secondary school.
Leaving at the age of 16 I went straight into full employment at J Sainsbury’s in north gate street. I worked myself up to food safety and provided basic food safety training to a colleague within the work place and then to Section Manager on fresh foods. In 1994 after 19 years service I was made redundant due a new management structure and so I left Sainsbury’s.
After 8 months out of work I decided to train as a nursery nurse assistant and was employed at Twin Gable day nursery were I took my NVQ level in childcare and education. 1 and a half years later I complete my course.
In 1979 I became a born again Christian and I love Jesus Christ and for Christ to be in my life. With out Jesus in my life I would find life meaningless.
My father and mother, sister and I left the city area in 1987 and moved to Quedgeley Gloucester.
In 2012 my family lost our father to Parkinsons and in 2014 we lost our mother to acute myeloid leukaemia.
Two years later I moved to Barrow close and I am very happy with great family and friends who give me a lot of support.
In 2017 I had to retire from my job at Asda due to ill health which I did find very hard, until I joined Quedgeley Town Council.
I enjoy giving back to the community in which I live and I hope I make a difference.
I have a dog who is called Dixie May and she is an Imperial Shih Tzu.
My hobbies are sewing, card crafting, I enjoy anything regarding beauty and nature. Going out for a good meal and just being around friends.
I also enjoy watching anything regarding Science fiction/ Fantasy
My one quote I always strongly believe in is never go to bed after an argument with anyone that you may later regret.
Graham Wheatley
Ward: Kingsway
Tel: 07856 317492
Email: Grahamwheatley46@gmail.com
Following my retirement from the Shopfittng industry, my wife and I moved to Quedgeley to live. We found it to be a good move, having made many good friends within the community, which we find to be both welcoming and friendly.

Now, with time to spare, I thought it would be rewarding to give something back to the area that we now live in and to help others in anyway I can.

Married for over fifty years with a grown up family, and grandchildren,
I feel I can devote time trying to make a difference to our shared community interests.
Steve Wilcox
Ward: Central
Email: quedgeleycouncillor1@outlook.com
I am married and have four married daughters, four grandsons and two granddaughters. After moving all the way from Hardwicke, my wife and I have lived in Quedgeley for over 30 years.

Since retiring I spend the majority of my time looking after my horses and doing a little show jumping and cross country and enjoy a little polo. My other hobbies include Latin and Ballroom dancing, Gardening and Fencing Sabre.

Now that I have adjusted to retirement I have had time to do voluntary work but feel that I now need to be more involved with the local community.

Prior to retirement my last employment was with a logistic company running a specialised team responsible for a network of over 1300 locations with a €10,000,000 turnover. Having managed the initial implementation of the service in the UK my knowledge had been employed in the development of the business working closely with Regional Management and other European business units to develop, test and deploy initiatives, whilst maintaining the successful development and growth of the service within the UK market.

I am also a member of the Allotment Association.
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