Myself, my wife and our two daughters moved to the village in the Summer of 2006. This is my second term serving on the parish council, I have also been Chair of PWMC and I am currently Vice Chair of the Trust for Pilton Village Hall and also a Trustee of the Pilton Playing Fields Trust. Apart from vice chair, I am also on the footpaths group and responsible for overseeing the council's new website.
My working life was mainly in the games Industry and I was fortunate to be CEO of 2 NASDQ listed companies and spent 6 years based in USA.
I look forward to serving you for the next 5 years and hopefully beyond.
2022 Essentials Part I - Roles and Responsibilities; Essentials Part II- Finance; Somerset Climate Action Network; Responding to Planning Applications; Neighbourhood Planning.
2023 Becoming a Successful Chairperson; Do we need a Neighbourhood Plan?
Flooding Working Group; Staffing Committee; LCN representative; Finance Working Group.
5th generation Somerset resident, Tom went to school in Wells before spending time living in London and Bristol pursuing his career as a film & TV producer. Now making wildlife documentaries, he brings a keen interest in ecology and conservation matters to the parish council.
Tom has volunteered for the footpath sub-committee, and to support the RFO by auditing the parish accounts ledger.
He lives in Pilton with his wife and two children.
2022 Essentials Part I - Roles and Responsibilities; Responding to Planning Applications.
2023 Responding to Planning Applications.
Traffic Plan Working Group; LCN representative; Playing Field Trust Representative; Internal Review Officer; Parish Plan Steering Group.
Clerk & RFO
I have lived in Somerset since 2015. Love it here; a remarkable county with its own quirky character and where each town and village makes its mark and has clear identity.
I have a daughter and granddaughter, both currently in Bali. I started clerking for local councils in November 2020, (it is a 1:3 learning curve but I’m getting there!) and have been councillor with St Cuthbert (Out) Parish Council since 2019. The other council I currently work with is Priddy Parish Council.
I have enjoyed getting to know the council, the village and its concerns and hope that I can offer support that works well for you.
2021 Essential Clerk Training Parts I-III; End of Year Accounting, SALC; Local Councils and VAT, SALC; Data Security Awareness, SALC; Cemetery Legal Compliance, SLCC; GDPR, SLCC; Climate Awareness, Somerset County Council.
2022 Introduction to Local Council Administration (ILCA), SLCC; Climate Change Summit, SLCC.
2023 ILCA to CiLCA (Certificate in Local Council Administration), SLCC; Crisis Communications, Breakthrough Training; Burial Ground Administration, SALC; Community Energy and Transport Projects, Centre for Sustainable Energy; CiLCA - Certificate in Local Council Administration, SALC, (in process); Carbon Literacy, Centre for Alternative Technology,.
2023 Essentials Part I - Roles and Responsibilities; Essentials Part II - Finance; Engaging Young People
Housing Working Group
I have lived in Pilton with my wife and three children since 2005. I was born and bred in
Hampshire and then trained as an Engineer, moving away to various locations including Scotland. Over the last few years, I have worked from home on various projects including a small holiday let business.
This is my first time as a Parish Councillor, and I am keen to serve the whole of our extensive Parish in a fair way. I am looking forward to learning and contributing to all parts of the role.
One new aspect that I am keen to lead on is to build a constructive relationship for Pilton with the Unitary Council and the Local Community Networks (LCNs).
2022 Essentials Part I - Roles and Responsibilities; Responding to Planning Applications; Essentials Part II- Finance; Code of Conduct.
2023 Engaging Young People.
ASBO & Footpaths Liaison Officer; Burial Ground Working Group; Traffic Plan Working Group; LCN representative.
I am Somerset born and bred, and moved to Pilton some 30 years ago from Shepton Mallet.
This is my first time serving as a Parish Councillor but I have always taken a keen interest in the Pilton village community.
Over the years I have worked with numerous groups. I am currently Chair of the Trust for Pilton Village Hall and Pilton Playing Fields.
With my partner, Audrey, we jointly ran the Youth Club for 5 years and for over 20 years we ran the bar over Pilton weekend where all profits are funneled into village groups.
I look forward to increasing my service to the Village with my appointment as one of your Councillors .
I have lived in Pilton for nearly 30 years working as a self employed gardener and have served as a parish councillor for more than 25 of those years, 3 terms of office as vice chairman.
I am interested in conservation and as a member of the burial committee I intend to see that the burial ground is always well presented.
My hopes for Pilton are to see road improvements, and a cleaner safe place making it a village to be proud of.
I look forward to serving the parish for my next term of office.
Burial Ground Working Group; Parish Plan Steering Group.
Pilton village has been home to me, my partner and our two young children for the for the past 12 years.
I have been working in catering and hospitality for 20 years and been heavily involved with local events and festivals.
During Covid, we set up a village to village mobile fish and chip van. This has really been a catalyst for becoming more involved in village life.
We have now taken on the the local pub, The Crown Inn, and are keen to create a lively hub within the Pilton community.
Housing Working Group; Finance Working Group.
We moved to West Compton in July 2019 leaving our 3 adult children in London, after a 35 year career in Financial Services.
I have tried to integrate into my new local community through joining local groups, and ensuring that I can contribute wherever possible. I have become a member of the local Beekeepers Association, The Pilton Players (where I am also Treasurer), The History Group and more recently have become a member of the Mid-Somerset Agricultural Show Committee and the Pilton Flower Show Committee. I am also a Trustee of Pilton Village Hall and Pilton Playing Fields.
As a Parish Councillor, I am currently your Responsible Financial Officer and will be a member of the Burial Ground working group.
I hope to serve the community over the next 5 years by listening to villagers and raising their concerns and issues. I believe I can add real value to Council operations and debate through my background in Finance and Business generally.
2022 Essentials Part I - Roles and Responsibilities; Code of Conduct.
Staffing Committee; Parish Plan Steering Group; Burial Ground Working Group; Finance Working Group.