Ticknall Parish Council

Meet your parish councillors. If you are wondering who are the elected representatives here in Ticknall parish, then this is the page you need. Councillors fulfil their roles without compensation. The Clerk to the Parish Council is a paid position.

Paul Colleyshaw, Chair

16 Grange Close, Ticknall, DE73 7LF Tel: 865948 Mobile: 07931 862543  email: pmcolleyshaw@btinternet.com

Christina Oppenheimer, Vice Chair

Christina Oppenheimer was co-opted onto the Parish Council in 2017. She moved to Ticknall in 2006 with her husband and 3 children and all immediately felt at home in the village environment after a life spent in cities. Two of the children still live nearby. Christina retired from working in the NHS and then latterly at the University of Leicester.

As part of community connections the Parish Council recommends a community Governor for Dame Catherine’s School and she has done that since 2018. Christina also helped to reform Ticknall WI last year and they are now a thriving group of nearly fifty.

She says “We are fortunate in Ticknall in having a village which has so many advantages but it takes a strong local team to liaise with service providers to ensure we can remain so, and also to provide my voice in the system when needed.”

Walnut Cottage, 3 Ingleby Lane, Ticknall. DE73 7JX Tel: 01332 695272  email: caopp@doctors.net.uk

John Bentley

John has been on the Parish Council since May 2021. He has always been local, having grown up near Stanton by Bridge on the family farm, and then moving to Ticknall when he got married in 1998. He has two children who both attended Ticknall Toddlers in the mid 2000s, and their secondary education at Chellaston Academy. Their daughter is now at university and son is studying at Derby College. He is a builder, mainly concentrating on heritage properties.

He says “My free time is taken up with the children’s sporting activities, socializing and enjoying the surrounding countryside. I take a keen interest in looking after our village.”

23 Chapel Street. Ticknall. Tel: 07971 581252 email: parsleyedge@hotmail.co.uk

David Scott

David Scott was elected to the Parish Council in May 2023. He is now semi-retired having spent his career in the hospitality trade, working in the Midlands, with homes in Blackfordby, and for the past 12 years, in Ticknall with his wife Sandra, who is ‘a Ticknall Girl through and through’. He says “I am now free to join in a lot more. We are very lucky to live in such an environment, and part of my focus will be to maintain what we have, and encourage more participation from residents. In the future I would also like to assist in moving the village forward for current residents – and those who are still to arrive.

21 Ashby Road, Ticknall, DE73 7JJ Tel: 01332 863940   email: d_scott29@sky.com

Alison Thornhill

Alison has lived in the village with her partner Malcolm for almost 30 years, having worked with the National Trust at Calke Abbey as Community and Engagement Manager for 18 years, before moving to Trent Rivers Trust where she now works part-time helping to improve rivers in the Trent catchment. Her passion is wildlife and the environment and in her spare time she looks after their flock of Portland sheep, and an allotment. She also enjoys walking in the local area.

Alison was elected to the Parish Council in May 2023 “to be a voice for the village and represent residents views and what this village means to us all.”

Lime Cottage, 160 Main Street, Ticknall, DE73 7JZ Tel:  01332 865553 mob: 07983897137 email: trowhill203@gmail.com

Jen Woodhead

Jen Woodhead was elected to the Parish Council in May 2023. She has lived in Ticknall with husband Chris for 9 years. They have 6 children, all of whom have mostly left home, and 3 grandchildren. She is a member of the Coffee Club team, secretary of Ticknall22 WI, was on the Jubilee Village Event Committee and on the Coronation Event Committee. She is also a member of Ticknall Garden Club and supports the Ticknall Play Group by taking her young grand children along. With a background in food technical management, Jen believes her experience would be useful to her role as a Parish Councillor.

She says “Becoming a councillor will be a rewarding and privileged form of public service enabling me to give something back to the community that I get so much pleasure from. I will be in a position to represent the local community and to make a difference to the quality of people’s daily lives in the parish by delivering services to meet local needs.

Damson Cottage, 3 Stanton Hill, Ticknall, DE73 7LA Tel: 01332 695193 mob: 07803 748163  email: christopherjen@icloud.com

Celia Bunston, Clerk to the Council

Celia Bunston has been the Clerk to the Council since 1994 except for a short try at retirement when her husband Bill retired, but returned to the job in 2012.

4 Slade Farm, Rose Lane, Ticknall, DE73 7LB Tel: 865226  email: clerk@ticknallparishcouncil.gov.uk

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