Little Shelford Parish Councillors

Andrew Hawthorn
52 Whittlesford Road
Chairman, Finance, VDS
I have lived on Whittlesford Road, with my wife Tiggr and son Thomas, since 2005. Tiggr is a teaching assistant at Stapleford Community Primary School. Thomas will be going to university this autumn to study history. I was a parent governor during much of the time he was at Shelford school and have been a parish councillor for six years.

Following a career working in IT, I am now retired. For a different type of challenge, I have been volunteering for Citizens Advice since May 2017. I am a regular, keen, bridge player and enjoy long walks with family and friends. Although I have taken up growing a few vegetables, most of my time working in the garden is spent trying to keep it under control!
Sarah Penn
High Street
01223 842899/ 07799 638090  
Vice Chairman, Planning, Police liaison, Sports Savilion

Having trained as a nurse at Guy’s Hospital and spending 45 years working for the NHS, I fully retired 3 years ago.  My husband Nigel and I moved to our present house in Little Shelford in 1993 with our two children, who have long since fled the nest. I have been a Parish Council member for 3 years and a member of the History Society Committee. 

I spend time looking after my elderly mother and my Grandson. I am a member of Saffron Walden Golf Club where, as a novice golfer, I am trying to improve. I also enjoy Pilates, walking and holidays.
David Jones
73 High Street
01223 847213
All Saints Church, SSYI, Wale Rec Ground, Trees, Ents Committee

I have lived with my family in Little Shelford since May 1997, when I moved into 12 Church Street (then a new house) with Jayne, my wife, and our children Lottie and Elliott. So, we have been in the Village 22 years. Jayne and I separated in 2018 so I moved to the Thatched Cottage at 73 High Street.

Over the years we have been involved with various aspects of Village life and I have been on the Parish Council since June 2004, so 15 years. I’m also a member of All Saints Church.

I am Chairman of two local Charities, Shelford and Stapleford Youth Initiative, which runs the Youth Club in Great Shelford and I am also Chairman of Cambridge Joint Playschemes, a small Charity that runs Saturday activities and holiday clubs for children in Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire with severe learning difficulties. I am also a Governor at Granta School, Linton (our local Special School), a member of the Little Shelford Entertainments committee and Chairman of the Little Shelford Cricket Club.

I work from home and manage the EMEA operations of a US Headquartered Consulting Company, travelling to work with clients across EMEA, from London, to Oslo, to Dubai, Saudi Arabia, the Netherlands and Belgium.

I have really enjoy living in Little Shelford and have made many friends over the years. I want to make sure the Village maintains its vibrant sense of community and that’s why I believe it’s very important to support our local amenities and clubs.

The Church, the Memorial Hall, the Pavilion, the Wale recreation Ground, the Garden Fields allotments and Bradmere Lane and the Navigator Pub are all important to our community and I do what I can to support them along with our wide variety of sports clubs and societies. I’m happy to see sensible levels of sympathetic development in and around the Village but I also believe we must work to maintain and protect the core conservation area and hold back the tide of urbanisation that could damage the Village and its sense of community.     
Brie Lury
71 High Street
Planning, Ents Committee, Good Neighbours project, Great Shelford library
In the dim distant past I qualified as an accountant with Unilever, became an IT project manager implementing SAP  across Europe, moved to N.Z for 4 years. Returned to the U.K. having met a Little Shelford resident, to whom I am now married. I then worked as an IT consultant in the city for 7 years before moving to Little Shelford with my son and husband in 2006. I now work as an administrator for Cambridge Fine Art our family business, I am the Beaver Leader for our local colony and I am treasurer for Little Shelford Entertainments Committee.
Jenny Moon
Mobile: 07837769934
Home 01223 635815 
My husband Brian and I moved to Little Shelford in 2019 after living in central Cambridge for 20 years. I was bought up in Stapleford and my parents lived on the High St in Little Shelford 40 years ago. I am retired, having qualified as nurse at St George's Hospital in London. I went on to have a variety of health related jobs as a District Nurse and managing clinical trials for the University and in the commercial sector. For the ten years before moving to Little Shelford I was a volunteer for the charity CRUSE Bereavement Care.
Richard Patterson
Garden Fields
01223 842 998
Good Neighbours project, transport
I have lived in Garden Fields, Little Shelford since 2002 with wife, Collette, and children Dan (b.1999) and Alice (b.2002), Both the children went through Shelford School. Collette was on the Parish Council for a good few years and put me forward to lead the footpaths group. That was a 6 year adventure leading, sadly, to an ultimately unsuccessful public enquiry at the village hall. We tried. It was certainly a good introduction to the village!

I am a chartered civil engineer now doing contracts and procurement for a living with Mott MacDonald in Cambridge on project all over and in various sectors, mainly water. That far too often keeps me away from the Little Shelford Badminton Group on a Thursday night. I have also been following the Spurs since I was 7.

I do my best to follow my life philosophy and stay cool, stay sober, stay smiling!

Ken Turner
19B Hauxton Road
Village hall, planning, Sports pavilion

I have lived in the village for 35 years since 1982. I worked for 20 years in the sales force for two major tobacco companies. More recently I have been in business selling fine English china and Sheffield Silverware to U.S. Forces based in Europe. I am now retired and enjoy my golf as a member of Saffron Walden.

Prior to moving to Little Shelford, my wife Glenise and I lived in Lowestoft for 15 years. For the last 9 years I was a District Councillor on Waveney District Council. I was a member of the Planning Committee, the Policy and Resources Committee and was chairman of the Recreation and Amenities Committee.

I have 2 children, Sarah who lives in North Yorkshire with her husband and 3 children and Charlotte who lives in Henley on Thames with her partner and twin boys.

Penny Tanna
0792 1139406

South Cambridgeshire District Councillors

Peter Fane 843861
07802 256861 London Road CB22 5DB
Nick Sample07706 Vine Close Stapleford CB22 5BZ

Cambridgeshire County Councillors

Roger Hickford
Kevin Cuffley07940 859660

Nearby Parish Council links and contact details


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Great Shelford Parish Council



Stapleford Parish Council

Belinda Iron
07840 668048


Hauxton Parish Council

John Hammond


Harston Parish Council

Diane Bayliss


Whittlesford Parish Council

Marian Swann
07815 550308


Member of Parliament for Little Shelford

Anthony Browne is the MP for South Cambridgeshire, which includes Little Shelford.

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