John Bernard has lived in this area for the last 34 years, he has been married to his wife Ann for 44 years and has two children who have flown the nest, but still live within Cannock.
For all of John’s working life he has been involved with finance, sales and management, he feels this experience would benefit his role as a Parish Councillor. John has also been involved as a County, District and Parish Councillor over the last 20 years and now that he is retired feels that he needs to put his pennyworth in to help the residents towards a better quality of life in this Parish.
John will work to ensure our Parish Council uphold high standards and the treating of fellow Councillors and members of the public with respect regardless of age, race or background. John will also work to give value for money from your Parish Council Tax for improvements to the parish area for a better, cleaner and healthy area to live in.
Paris loves Heath Hayes. He has deep roots in the area having been educated and raised in the Parish. His family have lived in the area for over 30 years and have run local businesses.
Paris has been a solicitor for close to a decade and has built connections across the country. Now established with his own law firm, Paris is proactively working within the area to develop and further enrich what he feels is the best place to live in the country.
Lisa is an active part of the community of Heath Hayes and has recently become a District Councillor. Lisa has throughout the years co organised lots of charity events for local things The Tommy that sits on Five ways Island, a young boy had a bucket list that they helped him to fulfil, Lisa is part of the Heath Hayes angels that started during the first pandemic where they collected shopping & medicines for people who were shielding. Lisa has since set up a community food table offering free food, cleaning and hygiene products to local people.
Leslie is married with two sons and two grandchildren, he has lived in Heath Hayes since he married in 1977, his mother originated from Heath Hayes. Leslie is now retired, his career started as an apprentice engineer and ended as a sales manager for heavy plant and vehicles.
Leslie has been a Councillor of Heath Hayes & Wimblebury Parish Council for over 25 years, he is an ex District Councillor and is currently Chair of Governors at Five Ways Primary School and Norton Canes High School.
“ Martyn is Chairman of the Parish Council, he is also a District Councillor for Heath Hayes East and Wimblebury.
Martyn is the Vice Chairman of the District Council for the municipal year 2021-22
Martyn is from a Sports background and is keen to help promote sports events and get young people into sports and outdoor activities. Sports is a great way of keeping fit and active and helps promote good mental health too and is always keen to admire our parks in the parish and Cannel Mount.
Martyn loves to walk Cannel Mount and Heath Hayes Park and works on the Heath Hayes Park group to support and push for better facilities and projects.
Martyn is passionate about our villages and shops local as much as possible to help support our local businesses”
Adrienne is both a District and Parish Councillor and is passionate about our area, she works enthusiastically all year round to understand what matters to residents.
Adrienne is active locally and can often be found fundraising for various charities that touch our hearts, such as St Giles, The Womens Refuge and the Stroke Association.
She has 17 years invaluable experience working for a local authority; and works with the challenges we face; looking after our parks, doing litter picks. She set up the Hawks Green, Heath Hayes and Wimblebury Environmental Group to help safeguard our green spaces.
She believes the views of residents must be heard.
Philippa is a family woman; she lives locally with a self-employed husband and two young children. She is hard working, committed and passionate about improving the area we live in. As well as a Parish Councillor, she is a District & County Councillor.
Philippa is a member of the local Speed Watch Group working to tackle speeding. She has helped to establish a local Environmental Group which run nature walks. Philippa regularly enjoys going out with the community led litter pick team and is working with her children’s school as an active member of the PTA. Philippa cares about the area that we live in and the local issues we face. She loves the outdoors and wants to be able to help protect and conserve it.
Phil is a County, District, and Parish Councillor, and works in a Community Role for Staffs County Council, where his true passion lies, and especially within our Parish.
Phil also brings business acumen to his Council duties following a 41-year career in a blue-chip company. He has worked within community groups his whole life including extensive work with youth football and youth clubs.
His hobbies include walking, cooking and watching football.
Julie was born and bred in Wimblebury and has four children.
Julie is an owner of two children's nurseries in the local area with one being in Wimblebury. Julie has a master’s degree in leadership and Management and a BA honours degree in childcare and education.
Julie has been a Parish Councillor for two years, she joined because she wanted to try and make a difference in the local community.
Diane has lived in Heath Hayes since 2002 after moving from Wimblebury. Over the years the area has changed but our community spirit is still strong. Diane has served on the Parish Council for nearly 21 years, District Council for 14 years and previously 4 years on the County Council.
Diane is known throughout the area for her community work. Diane helped out at Wimblebury Community Centre and the Wimblebury playgroup when her children were young and then became a school Governor as her children grew up. Diane helped set up and Chairs the Senior Residents Support Group which aided the set-up of a lunch club at the Community Life Church by providing a new kitchen, funded the Bourne Chapel with a new cooker to provide meals, provided trips for our residents and residents support through befriending. She also set up and co-ordinates the Community Speed watch after hearing residents’ concerns on traffic issues such as speeding and dangerous driving. Diane also volunteers at the Library which is a community hub for our residents. She co-ordinates and runs Heath Hayes place of welcome offering people a warm and safe place to attend with tea, toast and company.
Diane is passionate about our area and getting the best for the people of Heath Hayes and Wimblebury.