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 07940 587214

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, 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

Toby 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 

I am a married man now and I’ve returned to the world of adult learning as an industry trainer for the Sports and Leisure industry and teaching Paediatric First Aid in Schools and Nurseries.

Cleobury Mortimer is a wonderful place to live, work or visit. Yes it is changing and there are lots of influences from our larger neighbours in relation to development, housing and education but still, I honestly believe that this will benefit us all and make our town a better one for everyone.

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

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 Parish Council.

Feel free to contact me regarding any local issues.

Mobile: 07557 533036


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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