Councillor Lyn Harley
I have been a member of the Parish Council since 2003. I am currently the Chair of the council, Chair of the Finance & General Purpose Committee, and Vice chair of the Planning & Environment Committee. Although now retired, as a shareholder, I work two days a week for the family business. I am keen to remain active within Trowell and care passionately about the Parish and its parishioners. I like to walk regularly and we like to travel as much as commitments will allow.
Address: 10 Far Dales Road, Briars Estate, Ilkeston DE7 8YL.
Councillor Don Pringle
I have served on the Parish Council since 2015, and am currently the Vice-chair. I have lived in Trowell with my wife and family since 1990, we have 2 grandchildren at Trowell C of E Primary School. I joined the Parish Council in May 2015, after retirement in September 2014 after 50 years of continuous employment, including serving in the Army for 30 years. We are very lucky as a village to have good transport links to Nottingham, Derby, surrounding towns and villages. We also have great access to a network of paths and countryside. When I joined the Parish Council I wanted to ensure that they were well maintained, and where needed, enhanced to benefit the current, and future communities of the village. As a Council we regularly walk all of our footpaths, this happens beginning in April of each year, it you would like to join us or offer help, you will be made most welcome.
Address: 31 Nottingham Road, Trowell, NG9 3PF.
Councillor Geoff Cotton
I have lived in the village since 1988 and am married with two children and two grandchildren. I have worked in a variety of industries, and spent some time as a homecare manager. This entailed working with people in their own home who had dementia. I look forward to working with the rest of the Council in its endeavours to improve all aspects of village life, and especially the lives of the people who live here. I am the current vice chair of the parish hall and grounds committee.
Address: 8 Roehampton Drive, Trowell Park, Trowell, Nottingham
Councillor Helen Cumberpatch
I am currently Chair of the Parish Hall & Grounds Committee. I have lived in Trowell since 1991. My two children attended Trowell C of E School where I was lucky enough to help out in the classroom, go on trips and help with “Friends of Trowell” fund raising events. I have worked at Trowell pre-school, and ran the local Beaver Scout group for a number of years. I have also run stalls at the Trowell Christmas events. Although I now work full time, I want to be involved in the local issues which may affect the future of the village.
Address: 233 Stapleford Road, Trowell, Nottingham NG9 3QE
Councillor Margaret Birkitt
Margaret, and her late husband Keith, came to live in the village in 1988. Margaret has previously served as Chair of the Council. She has been involved as a volunteer at the Albany Junior School as a classroom helper. Margaret has many interests including environmental issues.
Address: 5 Needwood Avenue, Trowell Park, Trowell, Nottingham
Councillor Dr Graham Lewis
I have lived in the area since attending Nottingham University from 1977 to 1983. I moved to Trowell with my wife Jill in 1987 and have lived here ever since. Our sons attended Trowell School and the local Beavers/Cubs/Scouts group, where Jill and I both helped out. After university I worked for Rolls-Royce for 18 years before moving into the IT industry. I was lucky enough to be employed in the Construction industry on two of the biggest UK infrastructure projects, building the Olympic Park and building the Thames Tideway Tunnel, both in London. During this period I became very familiar with how large infrastructure projects are run, and the regulatory and public scrutiny processes they follow. This experience is directly relevant to the challenge of HS2 that Trowell faces. I retired in 2017 and have had the time to re-discover our local countryside and footpaths. We are very lucky to have kept a rural feel to the parish, but still have good links to local towns. I would like to help preserve and enhance Trowell, and bring my experience to the Council to help deal with the challenges ahead.
Address: 8 Barleydale Drive, Trowell Park, Trowell, Nottingham NG9 3QS
Councillor Cynthia McGann
Cynthia joined the council in 2006, she’s married to Rob, they have two children & three grandchildren. Before having her family, Cynth worked in an office and in various shops, afterwards she trained as an auxiliary nurse, but gave up work because of her disability. Cynth did voluntary work in a computer training workshop, and taught office & workshop procedures, desk top publishing and NVQ in information technology. Cynth uses her wheelchair or electric scooter to get around so appreciates some of the problems associated with access and disability. She helps to advise the council on accessibility.
Address: 17 Barleydale Drive, Trowell Park, Trowell, Nottingham NG9 3QS
Councillor Martin Westmoreland
Martin moved into the village in July 2014 with his wife and daughter. Martin was co-opted on to Trowell Parish Council in June 2017. Martin is an Engineering professional (30 years in industry) and continues to work as an independent engineering management consultant. Martin has a special interest in the environment and community, he wishes to be involved in issues that affect the Village of Trowell.
Address: 126 Ilkeston Road, Trowell, Nottingham, NG9 3PX