Matthew Sheehan (Clerk)

I  was born and raised in Cleobury Mortimer with my family and cousins over 50 years ago, attending Lacon Childe School from 1970 to 1975, after which I attended Kidderminster College . At the age of 19 I joined the Army as a mechanic in the REME where I served 9 years and reached the rank of Corporal. After the Army I spent a few years in Peterborough as a mechanic before returning to the area . After living  on Clee Hill for 16 years I moved back to live in Cleobury Mortimer . I have taken on the role of Clerk as I have deep connections with Cleobury Mortimer and seeing the changes over the last 50 years will do all I can for the benefits of Cleobury Mortimer and its residence.

Telephone 01299 271154

Betty Davies

I have been a parish councillor for over 30 years, and still enjoy the involvement and commitment that it brings. I am a Shropshire lass who moved to Cleobury in 1970 from Stottesdon. My three children were educated at Lacon Childe School , and my grandchildren are at school in Cleobury now. I help to run the local Friendship Club; I am a Governor at the local Primary School, a trustee of the Parish Hall, and a member of Cleobury Mortimer Women’s Institute.
Telephone: 01299 270057

Michael Reiner
I am married with three grown up children and three grandchildren. I came to Cleobury Mortimer in 1969 to open a garage business, and came to live in the town in 1970. I have been on the Parish Council since 1979, except for two terms in the 1990′s. During this time I served as Vice-Chair for two years and Chair from 1987 to 1991. I have represented the Council on several committees in this time. My other activities include several years as Chair of the Parish Hall committee and two periods as Treasurer and one as Chair of the local Chamber of Trade. I have also been a member of several other groups and committees. If anyone feels that I can help with a problem then please contact me.
Telephone: 07818 754412

Debbie Brown (vice chair)

I grew up in Cleobury Mortimer, and returned to live here in 1992 after 10 years away, to be closer to my family and return to my roots. I live with my grown up daughter Jessica who attended both schools in Cleobury.  I work part time as a specialist nurse, and I am also a Director of a company that provides advice, training and expertise in safeguarding children.  I enjoy the commitment of being a member of the Parish Council, and I am the nominated representative for Cleobury Parish on the Local Joint Committee. In previous years I have been the Treasurer of the Friends of Cleobury Mortimer Primary School and the local Playgroup and I am currently the Secretary of the Nightingale Nursing Fund.

I am happy for anyone to contact me by phone or e-mail if they need any help with local matters.
Telephone: 01299 271530
Mobile : 07958 700768

Geoff Hainsworth
I  retired some years ago after spending nearly forty years working in the Automotive Industry as a Quality Engineer. I was born in Birmingham, then moved to Kidderminster when I married and settled in Cleobury more than 15 years ago. I am divorced and have two grown up sons and one grandson. I am also Chairman of the Cleobury Mortimer Footpath Association.
Telephone: 01299 271501
Mobile: 07767 786961

Sean Thorogood (Chair)

I have lived in Cleobury Mortimer since 2005. Prior to this, I lived in Kinlet for eleven years. I am married to Dawn and have a grown up daughter and son who were both educated at Lacon Childe school.

My career started in 1981 working within the family Engineering Distribution business based in Kidderminster (CBS Rotary Power Motion Ltd). I became Managing Director in 1995 and with the help and support of my brothers we expanded the business to a 9 branch, £7 Million sales operation, servicing the Midlands and South Wales .

In 1998 CBS was asked to become a member of IADA which was a £55 million sales turnover national alliance of independent authorised distributors, consisting of 20 independent companies across the UK. In 2006 I was asked to become the chairman of the group.

In 2007 CBS was approached by our largest competitor who were keen to acquire the business, which we subsequently sold. I remained with the new company to integrate staff up until December 2009. I am currently developing a business within the motor sport industry.

I became a Parish Councillor in June 2010 and am very pleased to be part of the team. My aims and objectives as a councillor are to help the community and add value where possible.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any parish issues that you would like to discuss.

Telephone: 01299 270235
Mobile: 07973 532723

Jack Martin

I have lived in Cleobury for all 18 years of my life. After leaving Lacon Childe School two years ago, I have recently completed an A levels course in Business, Economics, Politics and History at Worcester College of Technology, my chosen subjects playing a key part in my decision to join the council. I am vice-chairman of the Parish Hall committee and sit on the Cleobury Mortimer Concert Brass committee where I also lead the youth band. I currently work at Lacon Childe School in the PE department and at the Leisure Centre.


Mobile: 07534241630

Robert Hayward

I have been living in Cleobury Mortimer with my partner Beryl for nearly three years but was situated locally for the previous six months. The purchase of the local business The Crusty Cob was the reason for us coming to the area and we have both been very pleased by the welcome we have received.

My history is that I am a Sussex boy having been born in Chichester before subsequent moves to Burnham and Basingstoke.

My main working life was with Unilever PLC as a sales executive in their personal care and toiletries operation with customers covering most of the South of England.

In 1999 I took early retirement due to looming redundancy and formed a business as a sales agent representing some twenty companies mainly involved with pharmacy sector.

Due to the breakdown in a personal relationship I found myself living in London, but every cloud has a silver lining and I re-met Beryl after many years. We found that we had a mutual interest in catering so decided to look for a tearoom and we eventually found The Crusty Cob.

I am currently a member of The Owners Club committee at Cameron House on Loch Lomond representing those owners to ensure they get memorable vacations and looking after a multi-million pound budget on their behalf.

I belong to the Unilever pensioners club and have aspirations of joining their committee.

My outside interests are transport, current affairs and the occasional sporting event whether it be two or four legged.

I am looking forward to representing the residents of Cleobury Mortimer and obtaining for them value and security.

Please feel free to contact me at any time if you have a problem.


Mobile: 07973 279347

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