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Members of the Council

The Council normally meets on the 2nd Monday of the month at 7:00pm but please check our published meeting dates.

Councillor Vacancies

Meppershall Parish Council needs a new team member; if you think you would like to join the team contact the Clerk on 07480 251746 or email

What is a councillor?
Councillors are elected to represent an individual geographical ward or parish, in Meppershall it is the entire parish. They are generally elected by the public every four years, but there are 3 Co-option spaces available on the Parish Council at the moment.

What do councillors do?
Councillors have three main components to their work:

  1. Decision making – Through meetings and attending committees with other elected members, councillors decide which activities to support, where money should be spent, what services should be delivered and what policies should be implemented.
  2. Monitoring – Councillors make sure that their decisions lead to efficient and effective services by keeping an eye on how well things are working.
  3. Getting involved locally – As local representatives, councillors have responsibilities towards their constituents and local organisations. These responsibilities and duties often depend on what the councillor wants to achieve and how much time is available, and may include; going to meetings of local organisations such as the Beds Police Priority Setting Meetings, reviewing planning applications, participating in litter picks and taking up issues on behalf of members of the public.

How much time does it take up?
Quite often councillors say that their duties occupy them for about an hour a week. Obviously there are some councillors who spend more time than this – and some less, but in the main, being a, parish councillor is an enjoyable way of contributing to village life, and helping to make it a better place to live and work.
As a councillor representing the parish you will help keep it a great place to live and work. You will be supported in your role and will be expected to undertake training. You should be comfortable working electronically. You should have a positive outlook and a can-do attitude and be willing to work as part of a team.

Still interested?
If after reading this notice you are interested in applying please review our Co-Option Policy and then complete and return to us a Co-option Application Form.
For an informal chat you can also contact the Clerk to the Council on 07480 251746 or email

Our team

john thompson
John Thompson – Chairman

Member of Personnel Committee and the Finance, Planning and Procedures Working Groups

alexandra marabese
Alessandra Marabese – Parish Clerk

Tel: 07480 251746

Please note that the Clerk works part time hours

john parsons
John Parsons – Vice Chairman

Member of the Personnel Committee, Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group; and the Finance and Procedures Working Groups.

peter chapman
Peter Chapman – Councillor

Member of Finance, Planning and Community Safety & Risk Management Working Groups

paul merryweather
Paul Merryweather – Councillor

Member of the Personnel Committee and the Environment & Leisure Working Group

Peter Crossley – Councillor

Member of Planning Working Group

mervyn morgan
Mervyn Morgan – Councillor

Member of the Finance, Highways & Transport and Environment & Leisure Working Groups

lucy standbridge
Lucy Standbridge – Councillor

Member of Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group and IT Working Group

William Addy – Councillor
Leo Wright – Councillor
Meppershall Parish Council Crest
Vacancy – Councillor

Member of …

viv thorne
Viv Thorne – Community & Environment Officer
anthony brown
Anthony Brown – Central Beds Ward Councillor

Mark Liddiard – Central Beds Ward Councillor

A full list of Council Comiittees, Working Groups and membership can be found here

All Members Interests Forms may be viewed on the CBC website by clicking here

To Contact a Councillor please email the Clerk, Alessandra Marabese