Keith Vernon 

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..

Gill Stockdale

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"

Robert Lowries

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.

Lorraine Moore

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.

Neil Cox

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.

David Birchall

David qualified as a solicitor in 1995. He is also a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, a member of the STEP Family Business Specialist Interest Group and has practiced in the area of estate and tax planning law for 27 years. As well as advising clients, David supervises and mentors individuals starting their career in Law. He also takes a keen interest in technology innovation in the legal services industry.

In his spare time, David is usually found in the great outdoors walking his Springer Spaniel or gardening. He has lived in Hill Ridware since 2017 and has been based in the Midlands for nearly 30 years. He is married with two adult children.