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


Sean Thorogood (Chair)

I have lived in Cleobury Mortimer since 2005. Prior to this, I lived at 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.

I work for Hayley Group Plc, which is an Engineering Distribution business.

I became a Parish Councillor in June 2010 and I am very pleased to be part of the team. My aims and objectives are to maintain, promote and develop our town and community.

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


Debbie Brown (Vice Chair)

I grew up in Cleobury Mortimer, and 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.

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 : 07375 522243

Tony Kirkby

I was born in St Albans, Hertfordshire and first moved to Cleobury Mortimer in 1991 where I met my wife, Kerry.  Since then we have lived in East Sussex, Derbyshire and West Sussex before returning to Cleobury in 2007.

I have three children, all of whom attended or are currently attending the Primary School and Lacon Childe.

I work for Capita, a London based company as a DSE Assessor and have been since 2007.

I joined the Council in 2014 and have a passion to see the best possible benefits for Cleobury residents. I am enjoying learning and embracing all the skills and qualities required for the safe and efficient future development of a town’s infrastructure such as ours and all the daily challenges that this brings.

Please feel free to contact me if you feel you have a concern that you’d like to discuss.

Telephone: 01299 270588
Mobile: 07486 459441


Geoff Hainsworth

1780773_10202491879791200_219346170_nI  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


Andy Goold

IMG_20170411_102657I am 44 years old and live with my fiancée on Hopton Bank. Before that we lived in Cleobury in Viols Walk. I currently work at Cleobury Sports and Social Club. Previously I have worked for a number of Local Authorities, including the Police Force.

As well as my work and family keeping me busy, I am a member of the Cleobury Mortimer Crime Reduction Group and the Youth Partnership Group. I feel that we are lucky to live and work in the Cleobury Mortimer area. I am very much looking forward to enhancing my contribution to our community in my role as a Parish Councillor.

Feel free to contact me regarding local issues.
Mobile: 07817 165682


Jon Bodenham


I have lived in Cleobury for 22 years with my wife and two children who went to school here. I want to carry on the development of Cleobury as a community that is supportive, creative and involving. I hope to bring my experiences as a Charity Fundraiser and senior executive for The Alzheimers Society, Diabetes UK, Royal Voluntary Services and other charities. My previous marketing experience was in Grocery and Financial Services marketing as well as running my own consultancy/interim management business. Now “at leisure” and caring for family members, I have the time and passion to devote to my home town. My interests lie particularly in health and wellbeing, improving employment,transport and affordable housing opportunities.

Telephone: 01299 271409
Mobile: 07795 121995


Paul French

paul french.psdI have lived in Cleobury Mortimer since 1986.

My son attended both schools and had an excellent education at both.

I formed the Cleobury Mortimer Footpath Association with other close friends and have been proud to see how that has developed.

I was a member of the working group for our Parish Plan before being co-opted onto the Parish Council.

During my time on the Council it has been a pleasure to see our community blossom and grow in strength. I am proud to have been part of that along with my Council colleagues and the very many committed individuals in our Town who strive to make Cleobury a happy, vibrant, successful and safe community in which to live.

My wish is to continue to be part of that process.

Telephone: 01299 270010
Mobile: 07808 682715

Lauraine West


I relocated from Worthing, West Sussex to Kidderminster in 2004, and moved again to the local area with my partner in 2007 where I found the local community at Cleobury Mortimer to be very friendly and welcoming to us. I am used to working in both the business world predominantly as Business Manager for an International Company where I visited businesses in Asia with their business plans including how to work together as a team and all issues affecting operational issues.

Recently, I left the corporate world and I am a Well-Being Coach working for women to regain their vitality such as the Menopause, Insomnia and Healthy Eating.

I have worked at Cleobury Country Centre and really understood how important local services are to local residents.  I understand how small businesses work and I love anything to do with health.  Mostly I enjoy knowing what your needs are and please call me.

Tel: 07754 670227



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