Councillors and Staff

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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 residents.

Telephone 01299 271154 or 07483  112290

Debbie Brown (Chair)

I grew up in Cleobury Mortimer, and I live here with my grown up daughter Jessica who attended both schools in Cleobury.  I work part time as a specialist nurse in safeguarding and child death, 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 Town Council, and having the opportunity to make a positive contribution.

I am happy for anyone to contact me  if they need any help with local matters.

Telephone: 01299 271530
Mobile : 07375 522243

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


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 Town 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

Neil Tysall  (Vice-Chair)

I moved to Cleobury Mortimer from Coventry in 1990 and very quickly fell for this wonderful town, its people and the beautiful countryside. I live here with my wife, Deborah, a secondary school teacher in Ludlow. We married in St Mary’s over a quarter of a century ago and have been here ever since. My parents moved to Cleobury in 2012 and this has given me a new perspective on issues, particularly those affecting the more senior members of our community.

My interests lie in public service and I am treasurer of the Cleobury Mortimer Men’s Shed association, a newly formed group which I hope we will see blossom in the near future.

I am pleased to be part of the team and I hope to make a positive contribution to our community.

Please feel free to contact me with any parish issues that you would like to discuss.

Telephone: 01299 271189

Alexander Smith

20180228_214401I am originally from Birmingham and have lived in Cleobury since January 2016 with my wife Michelle who is local to the area. I currently work as a Design and Technology teacher at a secondary school in Madeley, Telford.

Cleobury Mortimer is a fantastic place to live and it is the strong community spirit and pride that I have in living in this beautiful area that led me to join the Town Council.

Feel free to contact me regarding any local issues.

Mobile: 07557 533036

John Greaves

I am originally from Codsall (near Wolverhampton) before moving to Billingsley in 2005 and have lived in Cleobury since June 2014. I married my wife Becky in 2016 after meeting her when we worked together for an Anaerobic Digestion company in Ludlow. I am currently involved with the project management of new build energy projects across the UK and have recently become freelance.

Growing up, my parents owned a holiday home in Doddington and I have happy memories of exploring the local area during my childhood. I am proud to be part of the Cleobury Mortimer community and to have the opportunity to be a member of the Town Council.

Feel free to contact me regarding any local issues.

Mobile: 07958 913321

Guy James

I have lived in Cleobury since 1986 together with my wife Maggie, and it is my firm intention to never leave. It is a town to which I feel strongly connected and although I did not come here until adulthood, all of my three children were educated at the local primary and Lacon Childe schools. I spent my working career as a Chartered Surveyor, the last 35 years in the residential sector; the quality of housing therefore is of particular importance to me.

I hope that as a councillor I can contribute to the development of the town so as to improve the lives of its residents whilst at the same time to retain as much as possible of its character and sense of community.

You are welcome to contact me at any reasonable time if you have any issues which you would like to discuss.

Telephone:  01299 270900
Mobile:  07532 230051

Patrick Buck

I moved to Cleobury in 2003 with my family and attended Cleobury Mortimer Primary and Lacon Childe School, graduating in 2012 and going to Bridgnorth Endowed for college. After college, I went to Cardiff Metropolitan University to study English literature  and Drama. After that, I returned to Cleobury, working in the Coop for a year, and doing some small teaching jobs in Wolverhampton and Ludlow. I later worked at Hobsons and in Ironbridge at Blist Hill as a Bartender. After volunteering at the Food bank for a while, I began considering other ways I could help Cleobury Mortimer’s community, and decided to apply to become a Councillor.

Home: 01299 270 464

Mobile Phone: 07975 942 326

Dorothy McBride – Finance Officer

Dorothy has worked as Finance Officer to the Council since February 2014. She is also Parish Clerk for neighbouring Neen Savage and Hopton Wafers Parish Councils. She was born and brought up in Neen Savage, attended Cleobury Mortimer Primary School and Lacon Childe School before moving on to college and university. After moving away to work in retail management for over 20 years she returned home to Shropshire. She is interested in the rural environment and supports local community groups including being a Leader of Cleobury Mortimer Guides.

Available: Mondays and Thursdays 9am to 1pm.

Tel: 01299 271154 or 07761 976610

Theresa Ray – Cemetery Administrator


I have worked as the Cemetery Administrator for Cleobury Mortimer for the past 20 years.  If you have a query regarding the cemetery or wish to obtain some information on your own family history please do not hesitate to contact me.

Available Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

Tel: 07703 965064 or email:

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