Portishead Town Council
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Town & District Councillors

If you need to talk to one of your ward councillors, their names, addresses and telephone numbers can be found here, along with Register of Interests documents. If you need to find out which Ward you live in click on this link to take you to North Somerset Council's interactive map.

There is currently a vacancy for a Portishead East Ward North Somerset District Councillor, in respect of which an Interim Notice of Election was issued on 12 June 2020. An election for the seat will be held after 5 May 2021.

Portishead West Town Council Ward

Sue Mason (Chair of Planning and Regulatory Committee; Town Council rep: Portishead Partnership Steering Group for Portishead Children's Centre) - Liberal Democrats

15 Monmouth Close. Portishead BS20 8BZ
Phone: 01275 849 553 Email: [email protected]

Sue has lived in Portishead for 40 years. Sue is keen to see more investment in Portishead. She supports a new skatepark for the town and wants to see investment in the High Street, she is also campaigning for road repairs on West Hill. Sue says we are lucky to live in a beautiful area and it is vital that we protect it.

View Register of Interests for Sue Mason.

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Robert Bull (Chair of Staffing and Finance Committee; Town Council rep: Parish Wharf Winter Boat Storage) - Portishead Independents

1 The Deans, Portishead BS20 8EG. Email: [email protected]
Phone: 07985544203

Bob has lived in Portishead with his family since 1970 and since retiring from a career in engineering and computing has taught computing at the library. Bob’s priorities include more community service improvements along with better transport and an improved police presence to restore Portishead’s reputation as the best place to live in North Somerset.

View Register of Interests for Robert Bull.

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Tanya Slatter (Vice Chair Portishead Town Council; Portishead Youth Centre; Portishead Partnership Steering Group for Portishead Children's Centre) - Portishead Independents

9 Ridge Close, Portishead BS20 8RQ Email: [email protected]
Phone: 01275 847078

Tanya has lived in Portishead for more than 15 years, is married with two children who attend Gordano School, and is herself a learning mentor in a primary school. One of Tanya’s top priorities will be to engage with the people of Portishead, to find out what they want, and to take advice and suggestions from them on board when making decisions affecting the town.

View Register of Interests for Tanya Slatter.

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Patricia Sterndale (Vice Chair of Planning and Regulatory Committee; Town Council rep: Nailsea and District Community Transport) - Portishead Independents

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 01275 847078

Having lived in Portishead since February 1972 Paddy, a retired Aerospace Engineer, is a member of the Gordano Society as well as the Weston, Clevedon and Portishead Railway Group. She is increasingly concerned with the ad hoc over-development of Portishead and wants to ensure that Portishead has a cohesive plan for the future.

View Register of Interests for Patricia Sterndale.

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Nicola Holland (Town Council rep: Portishead Youth Centre) - Portishead Independents

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 07799062344

Nicola and her family moved to Portishead from Bristol. Her two children are at primary school, while Nicola works as a secondary school supply teacher. Nicola has vowed to ensure all planning applications are scrutinised and the claims in them are correct as she says the town needs protecting, both from over-development and the wrong type of development.

View Register of Interests for Nicola Holland.

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Portishead East Town Council Ward

Caroline Goddard (Vice Chair Staffing & Finance Committee; Vice Chair Recreation & Works Committee; Town Council rep: Lake Grounds Management Committee; Plastic Free SG) - Portishead Independents

3 Dandys Meadow, Portishead BS20 7LA Email: [email protected]
Phone: 01275 847078

Caroline (Caz) has lived in Portishead all of her life and her father used to work at Portishead Power Station. She lives with her partner Nick and their two children. She is MD/Director of two local businesses: an HR company, and a horse livery company. She also sits as a director for two other local companies. Caz’s priorities are communications, and engagement with residents and businesses.

View Register of Interests for Caroline Goddard.

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Paul Gardner (Chairman of Portishead Town Council) - Portishead Independents

2 Chaplains Wood, Portishead BS20 8GA Email: [email protected]
Phone: 07307168506

Paul has lived in Portishead since 2004 with his wife and daughter who is currently doing her A levels at Gordano. He is a director of both a technology business employing 25 people and a start-up company aiming to provide products to monitor, manage and improve air quality. Number one on Paul’s list of priorities is to work together with the town to build a community and neighbourhood plan.

View Register of Interests for Paul Gardner.

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Ben Aldridge (Chair of Recreation and Works Committee) - Portishead Independents

9 Holmlea, Portishead BS20 7LW Email: [email protected]
Phone: 07940905675

Family man Ben is proud of Portishead’s community spirit and has been happy to use his professional skills to support local events. He is passionate about giving the young people of Portishead skatepark, protecting the nature reserve and the local economy. He wants to ensure the Town Council will support all that is essential to the local community.

View Register of Interests for Ben Aldridge.

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Polly Shepperdson (Town Council rep: Twinning Association; North Somerset Citizens Advice Bureau) - Portishead Independents

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 07966771927

Polly is keen to make local council processes and decision making accessible to residents. She is also committed to ensuring that relevant experts are included in discussions on topics that the council is involved with or invited to comment on. Her particular interests include environment, transport and health.

View Register of Interests for Polly Shepperdson.

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Portishead North Town Council Ward

Tim Snaden - Portishead Independents

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 07460772224

Tim was born in Portishead with many generations of his family having lived here. Whilst he loves living in Portishead, he feels the town has been neglected and has grown too big too quickly for the infrastructure. His priority will be to use the results of a community survey to put a plan in place for next four years.

View Register of Interests for Tim Snaden.

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Janet Davey (Town Council rep: Twinning Association; Lake Grounds Management Committee) - Portishead Independents

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 01275 847078

Janet has been involved in a variety of local issues for the past five years and feels strongly about Portishead providing facilities for young people, especially those in the 12-20-year-old age group. Janet says she will fight for people to retain access to the green open spaces in our town. She is also keen to see developers’ S106 money secured and spent on things of benefit to Portishead.

View Register of Interests for Janet Davey.

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Portishead South Town Council Ward

Robert Cartwright (Town Council rep: Gertie Gale and North Weston Allotments) - Portishead Independents

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 01275 847078

Bob has lived in Portishead for the past eight years. He has worked in retail for 25 years and is a keen amateur photographer and kite-boarder. He loves Portishead and its great community spirit and traditions, combined with being a modern town. He is keen to give everyone a voice on issues like traffic, parking and the Lake Grounds maintenance and has a particular interest in crime prevention

View Register of Interests for Robert Cartwright.

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Steve Temple (Town Council rep: Gertie Gale and North Weston Allotments; North Somerset Citizens Advice Bureau) - Liberal Democrats

35 Burlington Court, Lower Burlington Road, Portishead BS20 7BA Email: [email protected]
Phone: 07782207796

Steve has lived in Portishead for 12 years and has owned a digital agency for the past 10 years. He wants to ensure a vision for Portishead that will deliver the services needed in line with the increasing population of the town. His main priorities are building the long-awaited railway station, road network improvements; ensuring adequate school places, healthcare facilities and skatepark.

View Register of Interests for Steve Temple.

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Portishead East District Council Ward

Caritas Charles (North Somerset District Councillor) - Independent Member

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 07881320527

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Portishead North District Council Ward

Tim Snaden (North Somerset District Councillor: Chair of Childrens Champions; Scrutiny Panels: Children & Young People, Health Overview; Public Rights of Way) - Portishead Independents

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 07460772224

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Portishead South District Council Ward

Huw James (North Somerset District Councillor: Scrutiny Panels- Adult & Housing; Children & Young People; Strategic Planning & Economic Development;Health) - Liberal Democrats

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 07716902189

Huw James is your North Somerset Councillor for Portishead South. Huw's priorities are getting Portishead back on track through building the Portishead Railway, investing more in our town, and tackling inequalities and climate change on a local level. For further information and topical updates please visit Huw's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/cllrhuwjames/

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Portishead West District Council Ward

Nicola Holland (North Somerset District Councillor) - Portishead Independents

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 07799062344

Nicola is also the North Somerset Council Assistant Executive Member for Community Engagement with portfolio for Town and Parish Liaison and North Somerset Together.

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John Cato (North Somerset District Councillor) - Independent

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 07973208940

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