Keith is a retired Dental Practitioner and Associate Lecturer at the University of Manchester School of Dentistry.
He has been a Parish Councillor for 6 years, during which time he has taken a particular interest in planning matters and liaison with other village organisations such as the Village Hall. He is part of the Hill Ridware Speedwatch team, having originally been its Coordinator, and is dedicated to keeping our village as safe, well represented and well supported as possible.
He is a member of the Staffordshire Parish Councils Association Executive.
He also holds a 'Yacht Master Offshore Certificate' and has owned and skippered a 42ft motor cruiser based in Portugal for many years.
Walking, choral singing, Barber Shop group, and the Marchington Singers occupy a lot of his leisure time. He also entertains in retirement and care homes and organises concerts at local venues.
Keith is the proud father of two 'grown up' children and the proud grandfather of eight grandchildren, three of whom are triplets..
Denby Harris - Vice Chairman
Denby Has resided in Hill Ridware since 2007 and been a Mavesyn Ridware Parish Councillor since May 2019.
He is now retired from a career in corporate broking and running his own company.
Walking, cycling,fishing, and metal detecting occupy a lot of his leisure time.
Denby is married and the proud father of two grown-up sons and three grandchildren
Gill is a retired English literature teacher, examiner and University lecturer, having taught across Staffordshire, Birmingham and the West Midlands.
She is an educational consultant offering targeted support for students applying for top Universities, and also for disadvantaged students who may not have considered a university education.
She has worked in the European Parliament as a researcher and visitor coordinator and is involved in our local MP’s fight against the impacts of HS2 on our parish.
She has been a school Governor for many years, with a particular focus on Safeguarding.
She has until recently been Chair of Governors at Henry Chadwick Primary School and has helped to support the school and its pupils through recent changes in the educational landscape.
She is now a Trustee of Greywood Multi School Trust, of which Henry Chadwick School is a founder member, and sits on the Trust’s Standards Committee and Audit and Finance Committee. Reading, family history research and grandchildren occupy any spare time.
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"
My wife and I moved to Hill Ridware in January 2016. We are both retired and were looking for a community in which we can continue to enjoy a very full life and also move closer to one of our four children.
I spent my professional life working in secondary education. I taught science for nearly 40 years. During my teaching career I enjoyed a wide range of experience. I led science, technology and computer education as a faculty head in a large school for several years, served as a Deputy Head Teacher for curriculum and staffing and latterly held the post as Head of a Sixth Form Centre.
Throughout my career I also engaged in projects outside the school from examination work, a national research project and pursuing further qualifications. Since retirement I have undertaken a number of voluntary activities. Whilst living in an area closer to Stafford I volunteered with the House of Bread in Stafford, an organisation providing support to sections of the Stafford Community. Since moving to Hill Ridware I spent 3 years on the Village Hall Committee and I continue to be a member of the Speedwatch Group.
I am member of Rugeley Rotary and have enjoyed many of their activities. During the “Covid 19” period I have been volunteering with Brereton Millions. My interests include walking, cycling, camping and I love taking photos.
Travelling is a big part of my life since retirement and combines with my other interests. The decision to join the Parish Council I see as an extension of being a good neighbour, in the widest sense.
I believe that there is nothing more important than the people that make up the community in which we live and our willingness to support each other, working together.
Edward has had family ties to the village since 2004. He recently moved back to Hill Ridware, from a neighbouring parish, in 2018. He has since become a member of the Neighbourhood Watch.
Whilst residing in Armitage, Edward played an active role in the neighbourhood planning team to develop the Armitage with Handsacre Neighbourhood Plan, for future development in the village. This involved regular meetings with local and district councillors, whilst collating and analysing the feedback from the Armitage with Hansacre parishioners' questionnaire.
Edward has a background in Forensic Science and worked in Analytical Chemistry for several years before becoming a qualified science teacher in the West Midlands. He is currently a head of faculty in a school and leads a team of 9 staff to continuously improve the educational provision of the science department. He has recently completed a National Post-graduate Qualification in Middle Leadership (NPQML).
I have lived in the village for three years and having always undertaken voluntary work,
I have looked for a meaningful way in which I might serve this community.
Through spending 25 years in primary education and leading a Girl Guide unit, I have a particular interest in young people and how communities can support them and provide opportunities for them.
I enjoy walking, playing golf and spending time with and supporting my family.