Councillors

A Councillors' role

Councillors are elected to represent an individual geographical unit on the council, known as a ward or – mainly in smaller parishes – the entire parish or town council area. They are generally elected by the public every four years.

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Register Of Interests

All members, co-opted members of district, and parish councils must complete a register of interests form to register their financial and other interests.

Mrs Nicky Roberts

Chair

E: nicky.roberts@millbrook-pc.gov.uk

Committees and Working Groups

As Chair of the Full Council, Cllr Roberts is an ex-officio member on the following:

    • Finance Committee
    • Planning Committee
    • Staffing Committee
    • Traffic & Transport Advisory Task Group
    • Asset & Open Spaces Task Group

Cllr Roberts is the Council's representative on the Cornwall Community Network Panel

Nicky Roberts - Chair of the Council

I have been a Millbrook resident for twenty years; my children grew up here and went to Torpoint School. Of those years, most have been spent as a parish councillor, although with a couple of breaks for personal reasons; this time round, I have ended up in the hot seat and am currently Chair.

I also co-founded and run Millbrook Folk Club - when it is able to meet, which sadly it hasn't been for most of this year (2020). In between these roles, I also work as a freelance office administrator, and my strengths are very much admin and finance based.

I am very interested in the environment, both in how to preserve the historical built environment and landscape, and how to best tackle the ever-worsening problem of climate change and loss of biodiversity, although I am definitely more historian than scientist!

I'm also very keen to foster equality between all human beings, wherever they are from, whatever their gender or orientation, whatever their disability or age.

Sharon Lewis

Councillor

E: sharon.lewis@millbrook-pc.gov.uk

Committees and Working Groups

As Vice Chair of the Full Council, Cllr Lewis is an ex-officio member on the following:

    • Finance Committee
    • Planning Committee
    • Staffing Committee
    • Traffic & Transport Advisory Task Group
    • Asset & Open Spaces Task Group

Sharon Lewis - Vice Chair of the Council

I grew up in Millbrook and apart from a couple of short spells away I have lived in the village all my life. I joined the Parish Council in 2003 and became the Vice chair in 2005 and still hold the post. I am also chair of the Planning committee, the Staffing committee and the Traffic and Transport working group.

I work fulltime in the Civil Service, at present mainly from home, but providing managerial support in the Office 1-2 days a week. My strengths are in management, risk assessment, planning and Land Law. I am very involved with the Village Enhancement Team who look after the flower boats, planters and the Tanyard as well as other areas of the village.

I am a director for the Peninsula Trust which supports the local community in many ways. I am also involved with The Friends of Millbrook Chapel of Rest. I am keen to protect the environment so we can all enjoy this beautiful area for many years to come. My interests are gardening, walking and reading to name but a few.

Matthew Beadnall

Councillor

E: matthew.beadnall@millbrook-pc.gov.uk

Committees and Working Groups

    • Finance Committee
    • Planning Committee

Matthew Beadnall

Co-opted during the full Parish Council meeting held on 19th January 2021.

I was interested in becoming a Parish Councillor because I would like to help make a difference in and around our local community.

As I work in one of local shops within the village I hear what of lot of people would like to happen within our community as well as what they do not like, so I feel I could have some really useful ideas to share.

I understand that there may be some opposition to changes within the community but with working together as a team this could enable the community to move forward with any changes required and then implanted.

I for one am proof of this, the idea that with changes made can be a positive one.

I have experience of working in the voluntary and charitable sector.  This includes raising monies for local charities such as raising funds for Millbrook Skate Park, as well as Help for Heroes, RNLI and Dmentia UK.  I have also been involved in voluntary work such as beach cleaning, litter picking and helping with deliveries of groceries to those who are vulnerable during Coronvirus Global Pandemic.

 

 

Karen Hall

Councillor

E: Karen.hall@millbrook-pc.gov.uk

Committees and Working Groups

    • Planning Committee
    • Asset & Open Spaces Task Group

Karen Hall

Co-opted during the Full Parish Council meeting held on 19th January 2021

 

Robert Mattholie

Councillor

E: robert.mattholie@millbrook-pc.gov.uk

Committees and Working Groups

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Robert Mattholie

Co-opted 15th June 2021

I grew up in Millbrook before moving away with work in 2005.  I recently returned back to the village with my wife and children.

I think Millbrook is a fantastic community and I was keen to join the Parish Council to help support its work.

As a Chartered Civil Engineer with 15 years experience in infrastructure I feel I could offer support to the Council in many areas.

 

Richie Meeson

Councillor

E: richie.meeson@millbrook-pc.gov.uk

Committees and Working Groups

    • Finance Committee
    • Planning Committee

    Richie Meeson

    Parish Councillor since June 2007

     

    Petra Polak

    Councillor

    E: petra.polak@millbrook-pc.gov.uk

    Committees and Working Groups

      • Asset & Open Spaces Task Group

    Petra Polák

    My family moved to Millbrook in 2011. Straight away, we received a very warm welcome from the local vibrant and active community and felt right at home.

    My professional background is in Higher Education, but since the arrival of our first child, I have refocused and re trained to work in Early Years. I joined and chaired local pre-school committee, set up and ran several infant and toddler groups/ clubs.

    I am actively involved with local families, believe in the strength of intergeneration learning and building resilient communities. My passion is equality, inclusion and caring for our environment.

    Bruce Taggart

    Councillor

    E: bruce.taggart@millbrook-pc.gov.uk

    Committees and Working Groups

      • Asset & Open Spaces Task Group

    Bruce Taggart

    I moved to Millbrook in 2003 following 30 years working in a Further Education college in north London, where I was Head of Arboriculture, Countryside and the Environment. I worked for the RSPB and ran my own environmental consultancy until retirement in 2011.

    My main reason for joining the Parish Council was to be able to share my environmental experience and to provide advice on environmental issues. I was instrumental in securing grant aid to rebuild the island in Millbrook Lake and together with volunteers have planted many trees, wild flowers and added to the orchard in Millbrook Park.
    I was also responsible for instigating the interpretation boards around the Lake. I was a founding member of the Parish Council Village Enhancement Team.

    I am a committee member of Rame Wildlife Group and chair of the Friends of Millbrook Chapel of Rest. The latter group has recently (Sept 2020) purchased the chapel with a long term aim of converting it to a Heritage and Environmental centre.

    I have had a life long interest in birds and am Vice chair of Cornwall Birdwatching and Preservation Society. More recently I have become interested in gundog training, with our two working Cocker Spaniels.

    Chris Wilton

    Councillor

    Committees and Working Groups

      • Planning Committee
      • Staffing Committee
      • Traffic & Transport Advisory Task Group

    Chris Wilton

    Parish Councillor since May 2013

     

    Elisa Woffenden

    Councillor

    E: elisa.woffenden@millbrook-pc.gov.uk

    Committees and Working Groups

  • Planning Committee
  • Traffic & Transport Advisory Task Group
  • Elisa Woffenden

    Elected May 2021

    My name is Elisa Woffenden and I've recently become a member of the Parish Council.   I was brought up in Millbrook and have returned to live in the village after 30 years living mainly in Yorkshire, where I worked as a primary teacher.  I am now working as a teaching assistant in a school in Plymouth. 

     
    I decided to become a councillor because I want to be involved in decisions which affect development in Millbrook and want to work to make the village a better place for its residents and for visitors to visit and ensure that it prospers economically, socially and culturally.   I feel very enthusiastic to take up this role because I am constantly meeting so many dynamic and committed people,  both on the council and in all the other organisations that exist and which are already doing amazing work here. 
     
    I am passionate about the natural environment and protecting the beautiful countryside and wildlife in this area and am committed to helping Millbrook achieve its goal of reducing its carbon emissions becoming a carbon neutral village.   I want to promote sustainable forms of transport and to implement measures, which make Millbrook more cycle and pedestrian friendly  and to reduce the impact of cars to make our village cleaner and safer and pleasanter for everyone who lives here. 

     

    Sarah Woffenden

    Councillor

    E: sarah.woffenden@millbrook-pc.gov.uk

    Committees and Working Groups

  • Traffic & Transport Advisory Task Group
  • Sarah Woffenden

    I joined the council in 2016, at the time the village traffic made me nervous about letting my children walk to school without me. I am passionate about people being able to lead a good quality of life, and Millbrook provides this in lots of ways which is why I love living here. My aim is to improve the safety and friendliness for everyone using our facilities, particularly the elderly, younger people and those with disabilities. It is our responsibility to look after each other and to protect the environment for future generations. I want to be part of making
    Millbrook a healthier place, with attractive green/calm spaces for us all to enjoy.

    Don Wood

    Councillor

    T:01752 823128
    E: don.wood@millbrook-pc.gov.uk

    Committees and Working Groups

      • Finance Committee
      • Planning Committee
      • Staffing Committee
      • Traffic & Transport Advisory Task Group
      • Asset & Open Spaces Task Group

    Don Wood

    Following a successful 20 year career building and running a communication equipment company in the home counties I moved to the Rame Peninsula in 1994 buying the Friary Manor hotel & restaurant which I ran for 5 years.

    I moved into Millbrook in 2001 and was made very welcome by my new neighbours, wishing to make a contribution to our community I joined Millbrook Parish Council in May 2003 and have served continuously ever since.

    I was elected as chairman of the Parish Council in January 2014, standing down from the position at the AGM in May 2019. I also served as a Samaritan volunteer for 5+ years in the early 2000’s. I have served as a volunteer at the Mount Edgcumbe country park for the last 8 years or so.

    Having stood down as Parish Council chairman and retired from my business interests I have been recruited to the Cornwall Council Standards board, the body that promotes, monitors and adjudicates on standards in public life covering all County, Town and Parish councillors in Cornwall.

    The lovely Rame Peninsula is a great training ground for my long distance walking, the South West Coast Path, the Dales Way and 3 hikes, by different Camino routes, to Santiago de Compostela in Northern Spain.