Charlotte Shadbolt

Charlotte and her husband moved into the Parish in 1998; she has 4 grown up children who all attended Balsall Common Primary School and 3 of whom went to Heart of England School. She is a Maths graduate whose career was in Corporate Banking until she stepped away to look after her children. Since stopping work Charlotte has been involved volunteering in the local community undertaking roles such as School Governor, Balsall Common Village Residents’ Association Committee Member and Explorer Scout Treasurer. She wishes to work hard to ensure Berkswell Parish remains a great place to live, for old and young, despite the many changes coming our way.

Dinah Edwards

Dinah joined the Council having been co-opted at our meeting on 18 June 2015.She lives in Berkswell Village itself and has a young son at Berkswell Primary School. She is a Para Legal and works at a local law firm, her background is Housing law. She is particularly interested in day to day issues affecting the village and helping Berkswell Parishioners young and old.

Richard Drake

Richard has lived in Balsall Common since 1991. Crossing the border into Berkswell Parish in 2014. His children attended both BC Primary School and Heart of England secondary school. Now retired, Richard is a Management Accountant with a degree in Business Studies. He was born and grew up on a family dairy farm in rural East Devon. His career spanned a number of industries but from 1990-2012 he was a property accountant with Barclays at Westwood Heath (and London). Richard is a keen horse-rider, skier and walker. He was for 6 years Treasurer of the Balsall Common u3s and still leads walks and arranges theatre trips for them.  As a former TAVR soldier he is a member of The Parachute Regiment Association. Richard is also a Councillor of Balsall Parish

Kay Howles

Kay is a history and politics graduate who spent her early career as an executive in the fashion retail industry. More recently she ran her own small business in the Parish and has renovated a number of old properties. Her Council experience includes work on the historic environment, conservation and strategic planning issues. She is a strong supporter of Green Belt protection and is liaison with our planning consultant.

Richard Lloyd

Richard Lloyd is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer (and Cambridge Graduate) who has carried out research and development work on military vehicles, constant velocity joints, and gearboxes. Other interests include photography, archaeology, and hillwalking, and he has climbed all the ‘Corbett’ and ‘Munro’ mountains and three of the continental summits. Richard has lived in Balsall Common since 1984 and greatly values the rural setting of our communities.

Anne Lycett

I have been a Berkswell Parish resident for more than 30 years and feel strongly about actively supporting our local community. My background is in business having worked for JLR for most of my career. I am also a local business owner.

Serving as a parish councillor is complimentary to my role as a school governor (currently Chair of Heart of England School Trust Board) as both roles encompass the opportunity to positively contribute to improvements that will benefit our community.