Martin Ractliffe – Chair
Martin is the longest serving member of the Parish Council and is the current Chairman. Martin, along with his wife, operates a self catering holiday cottage business in Sudgrove and has many friends worldwide as a result. He enjoys his role with the Council and is keen to see more community involvement.
- Tel: 01285 821322
Russ lives in Wishanger with his wife Claire and children Freddie and Daisy. He has lived in the parish for 20 years and has been a member of the Parish council for 10 years. He is a self-employed builder and in his spare time enjoys country sports.
- Tel: 01285 821792
Gideon is Head Forester for the Miserden Estate and has lived in the village since 2002 with his wife and four children. He has been a Parish Councillor since 2014. He is a governor at Miserden C of E school.
- Tel: 01285 821753
Jo moved back to Gloucestershire in 2015, after many years moving around the UK for work and family. Retiring from work in Higher Education and the Health Service, the landscape around Whiteway remains as much an attraction as the lively, historic colony where she now lives.
- Tel: 01285 821992
Richard lives in The Camp with his partner Vicky, whose family are also long term residents of the community. Between them they have six children and an assortment of horses and dogs! His parents also live in The Camp and Richard is keen to support all members of the local community by being a parish councillor.
Richard has a well established connection with the Miserden area; having lived and worked here for a 20 year period on both the Miserden Estate and also in The Camp from the 1980’s onwards. He moved back home to the area four years ago.
Richard has a farming, equestrian and countryside background. He now works locally at St Rose’s School in Stroud, running their hydrotherapy pool and as a site technician. In his spare time, Richard supports Vicky in her role as a local Headteacher and the family also work together to continue to provide a livery service at Camp Riding Centre, which includes the RDA ponies that provide valuable sessions for the St Rose’s School students.
Rebecca has been Parish Clerk since July 2017. She has recently moved to the area from the Outer Hebrides. She has an honours degree in Social Anthropology and after spending a few years in bookselling, libraries and office management is now enjoying life as parish clerk and part time artist.