Parish Councillors Biographies & Contact Details
Mr David Brown
Married with four children who have all attended local schools, I have been a Hermitage resident since 1971.
My interests include walking, music and photography and I have served on the parish council twice, from 2007-2008 and from 2011 to the present.
Ms Ruth Cottingham, Chair
My family and I came to Hermitage in 1990 because it was in the right location and we found a property with a large enough garden. We are still growing our own vegetables, as those of you who suffer from our gluts will know, but I do not manage to find the time to do my share. I still walk with a group I joined in 1972. I have been a member of Hermitage parish council since 2007 and chair since 2008.
Mr Roy Marr
Although I’ve been on the council for just two years I have attended as a member of the public for many years. In fact I’ve seen 10 chairmen come and go.
I have been a village hall trustee for 30 years and am chairman of Hermitage horticultural society. I’m a retired design engineer and have lived in Hermitage for 35 years.
Mrs Margaret Goodman
I came, with my family, from Cheshire to live in Hermitage in 1990. I have been involved in the playgroup committee, the school PTA and governors which I chaired for a number of years. I was involved in resurrecting the youth club back in the 90s, ran Toddler Times and children’s services as well as being a member of the PCC and a Sidesman. In 2007, I was elected to the new council and have been involved in the areas grounds maintenance, finance, planning and the parish plan.
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Mrs Sue Russell
I became a Hermitage parish councillor in 2013, having moved to the village in 2011. However I sat on the council where I previously lived so knew what I was letting myself in for!
My interests and hobbies include gardening, home crafts, theatre, family and my dog – not necessarily in that order plus implementing the 2013 parish plan with its aims for the Hermitage community.
42 Hermitage Green, Hermitage, Thatcham. RG18 9SL
Home Tel: (01635) 2020646
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Home Tel: (01635) 864023
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