Antony Jones - Chairman
Antony moved to Hill Ridware in 2018 onto the Cameron Homes Estate. With all the residents moving into new homes he decided to set up a WhatsApp group enabling his neighbours to get to know each other.
From here he organised their first group meal which allowed everyone to chat, become familar, and share interests. This was followed by a barbecue and a Cameron Homes Neighbour's Christmas get together.
He was nominated to be one of the Directors of the Cameron Homes Estate by residents, and now responsible for overseeing the management and maintenance of the grounds.
Antony was responsible for organising the Ridware's Neighbourhood Watch Scheme which was launched officially in January 2019 by Michael Fabricant MP. This scheme now has 170 members throughout the Ridwares.. with 8 local Champions.
Antony's background is in Molecular Biology, having worked on many research projects at a large University and being responsible for the implementation and management of a Funcional Genomics and Proteomics Facility to support Research Innovation including DNA Sequencing.
Antony is a qualified 'TCM Group' Workplace Mediator.
He is now a Head of Infrastructure and Facilities and manages large strategic projects and staff in Engineering and Physical Sciences.
Antony's hobbies is music, singing, and has sang at the Sympony Hall Birmingham and the Royal Albert Hall London.
"I look forward to meeting the Mavesyn Ridware Parishoners over the coming years"
Neil moved to Hill Ridware in 2018 to be closer to family living in Lichfield District.
A member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Neil worked in Local Government for 15 years, latterly at Lichfield District Council where he was responsible for formulating land use policies and proposals and providing advice to local Parish Council’s on the preparation of Parish and Neighbourhood Plans. As a town planner Neil often balances complex social, economic and environmental issues and enjoys engaging with local communities and key stakeholders on matters relevant to the built and natural environment.
Neil now runs an independent planning and design consultancy with his partner.
His interests include travelling, walking in the local countryside, gardening and spending time with his family.
Kate worked for twenty years, rising up through the ranks to become a branch manager, then
latterly working for Barclays Premier, serving the needs of the high net worth clients.
Her skills very much lie in customer service and communication, which she hopes to bring to the
council in service of the community.
During her banking career she also served in their union, becoming Chairman of the
Birmingham committee and then elected to the National Executive.
Kate has spent the last twenty three years raising her three sons. She was on the board of
governors for both their first and middle schools, and was heavily involved in fund raising for the
school library at the middle school.
Kate has lived in the village for almost four years and is known by many as she walks her dog
around the area. She feels now is the time to contribute to this wonderful community by giving
her time to its service.
Vinay Patel Raaj
Vinay moved to Hill Ridware in 2017 with his family.
Alumnus of Cardiff University and Lancaster University, his formative background is in Biomedical Science.
A member of the Society of Will Writers, he has practiced estate planning since 2019 and offers private client services relating to will writing, lasting power of attorney and trust planning.
His interests include kickboxing of which he hopes to pursue further in the capacity of competition and instruction.
Andrew moved to Mavesyn Ridware in 2008. He is married with one grown up daughter and two pugs. He spent 47 years in the financial services industry until he retired in 2020 and held the Chartered Financial Planning qualification. His interests include walking, gardening, history and classic cars.
He has always enjoyed living in the "Ridwares" and believes it is now time to give something back to the community by becoming a Parish Councillor.
After living much of her life in rural communities in both Devon and Cornwall, Cheryl moved to Hill Ridware in 2020 after witnessing the wonderful community spirit first hand whilst living in neighbouring Armitage. She has worked in education for over 12 years as well as working in library services and retail management. Cheryl now works as a Vice Principal in a primary school and leads the career development surrounding disadvantaged pupils for over 20 schools in her school Trust.
Cheryl is passionate about making the parish a sustainable, safe and engaging place for families and making links between all generations of those who live in the parish. When she has free time, Cheryl loves spending time with her husband and 2 young children, cooking, gardening, reading, playing board games, watching Eastenders or listening to the Archers.