Councillors and Staff

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Neil Tysall  (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.

Tel: 01299 271189


Martin Winward (Vice-Chair)

My family and I moved to Cleobury Mortimer in 2017 having previously lived in the Channel Islands, Falkland Islands and Wiltshire. Since graduating Manchester University with a BA(Hons) in Biblical Theological Studies with Greek.

I attended Bath Spa where I undertook my initial teacher training.

More recently my studies in special educational needs at the University of Winchester has led me back to working with children and young people in Shropshire as a Headteacher of a specialist school.

Please contact me using the mobile number below should you have any questions or if you feel I may be of help.

Mobile: 07460 086653

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.

Tel:  01299 270900

Mobile:  07532 230051

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.

Tel: 01299 271501

Mobile: 07767 786961

Ken Walsh

Originally from Liverpool, I have lived in South Shropshire for over 30 years, first in Stottesdon and now in Cleobury Mortimer. I am married with grown-up children all living in different places but having benefited from attending our local schools and living in such a welcoming environment. An economist by training, I specialised in labour market policy working on projects in the UK, Europe and beyond. This gives me a particular interest in employment matters and how existing jobs in our town can be sustained and new ones created.

I want to contribute towards maintaining and enhancing the appeal of Cleobury Mortimer as a place to live, work and visit in collaboration with my fellow Councillors and all those with this shared aim.

Mobile: 07899 740282

Graziano David Abbatiello
Originally from Hertfordshire, I moved to Worcester with my parents in the 70’s and finally settled in Cleobury Mortimer 17 years ago with my wife.  

I retired 2 years ago from a Worcester based engineering company after 38 years and gained a wealth of experience. I worked in both design/manufacture and sales and travelled around the world to Commision and repair equipment for both the oil industry and high-pressure water jetting applications. 

I find Cleobury Mortimer a wonderful place to live with much to offer. As a town Councillor I hope to continue the good work our current and previous councillors have done for the community over the years.  

Mobile: 07854855533 



CMTC Roles and Appointments 2024-25

Town Councillors Register of Interests

Dorothy McBride – Town Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

I was appointed Town Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer in April 2023, having 16 years’ experience working as a Parish Clerk for two neighbouring Parish Councils and also as the Town Council’s Finance Officer since February 2014.

I 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 working in retail management for over 20 years I returned home to Shropshire.

I am interested in the rural environment as well as the provision of services and facilities to promote a thriving community.   

Tel:  01299 271154


Anna Shaw – Deputy Town Clerk

I became the Deputy Town Clerk at the beginning of 2024 and have over 18 years of Business and Customer Service experience. I originally moved to Cleobury in 1998 and attended Lacon Childe School. After college I moved away for around 10 years before returning and starting a family.

I hope in my role I can help maintain and develop our community, as well as ensure our town is a lovely place for my children and others to grow up in.

Tel: 01299 271154


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

Mobile: 07703 965064