Sarah Stock

Cllr Sarah Stock

Sarah is Chairman of the council, and her role is primarily to manage the meetings and sign off on a few of the admin functions. The Chairman has no more authority or say than any other councillor. Sarah’s councillor duties include briefing the council on planning applications, keeping up-to-date on conservation area issues and preparing an update for the white newsletter. Sarah is also on the Neighbourhood Plan steering group.

Cllr Rupert Knowles

Rupert is all things environmental. He advises the council on how we can be greener and reduce our carbon footprint (Rupert has led the way by organising HOP ’22 our 2022 Climate Change Exhibition). He reviews any tree-related planning application and provides support to the Wild Bunch as and when they need him.

Sue Flynn

Cllr Sue Flynn

Sue is our PCSO liaison or SPOC (Single Point of Contact) and PLR (Police Liaison Role). In addition, Sue is Quarry liaison officer, attending bi-annual meetings to promote a good relationship between the village and the quarry operator, and she is a trustee of the Harlestone Charities.

Toni Perryman

Cllr Toni Perryman

Toni  promotes and organises the Community Speed Watch (a joint venture with Harlestone Manor Parish Council). You will often see Toni around the village and in Harlestone Firs in her capacity as Horse Rider on Patrol, which is a scheme supported by Northamptonshire Police.

Cllr Susie Holland

Susie is in charge of the annual parish meeting. She is the liaison between the council and the various businesses in the parish, such as the pub, garden centre and wood yard. Susie is also organising the new village signs, which we hope will be installed soon.

Mark Jones

Cllr Mark Jones

Mark is Vice Chairman to the council and acts as a liaison with the Village Institute. Other duties include communications, the Parish website, Council’s contribution to the local newsletter and “Wild Bunch” liaison.

Cllr Claire Marshall

Claire, as a recent and valuable member of the Parish Council, is the Parish’s Path Warden and as such responsible for public rights of way.  This role involves reporting and resolving access issues relating to footpaths and bridleways in the Parish.

Paul Thomas

Paul is the only employee of the council! He is the Executive Officer and Responsible Financial Officer, dealing with all the council’s administrative and financial responsibilities, overseeing contracted works, ensuring the council operates legally and also provides a maintenance service.