Parish Councillors

We have 7 councillors who work voluntarily to support and represent the community. All councillors must follow a Code of Conduct which you can find here. If you are interested in learning more about your councillors, scroll down to read their profiles.


jane pic Jane Bristow (Chairman)
Adare, Main Street, Tatenhill,
Phone: 01283 542933
Martin-Hooper Peter Cooper
Mill Cottage, Main Street, Tatenhill
Phone: 01283 538182
Rob-Cumming Danielle Westlake (Vice-Chairman)
Brookfields Farm, Dunstall Road, Tatenhill
Phone: 01283 515312
martin-freeman Diane Milner
3 Church Cottages, Church Road, Rangemore
Phone: 01283 711839
Helena pic Helena Pointer
Cuckoo Cottage, Cuckoo Cage Lane, Tatenhill
Phone: 01283 713354
Lesley-Holdway John Fawn
1 Rangemore Hall Mews, Rangemore
Phone: 01283 716400
Email: my profile here
   Dorothy Walford
Studway House, Wilmore Lane, Rangemore,
Phone: 01283 711602

Finance & Policy Committee

Jane Bristow (Chairman), Peter Cooper, Danielle Westlake & Helena Pointer

Personnel Committee

Helena Pointer (Chairman), Danielle Westlake & Peter Cooper

Councillors Register of Interests

Click here to see your councillors Register of Interests which are published on the ESBC website

Councillor Profiles

Jane Bristow

Born in Burton on Trent and educated at Burton Technical High School.

My Family moved to Cheshire in the mid-sixties and I completed my education at Wilmslow County Grammar School for Girls.

After leaving school I started work as a Commercial Trainee at Renold Limited in Manchester, later transferring to their Burton facility in the early 70s.   In 1974 I moved to Jones and Clark (Burton on Trent) Limited eventually becoming their Company Secretary and a Director.

I moved to Tatenhill in 1976, Mike and I bought Adare in 1980.  We spent much of the 1980s renovating the house. Like most older houses there is always something to do.

After Mike’s death in 2004 I took early retirement from work.  I went to Broomfield College in Derby and took an RHS Level 2 Certificate in Horticulture which I passed with a commendation.  I thoroughly enjoy gardening and now have a little more basic knowledge.  I am also researching my family tree and to date have found links in many parts of the UK and as far field as Australia. I am now back some 9 generations and have found my first ancestor born in the late 1600s who appears to have been a Huegenot Lace Maker.

Since retiring I have been able to indulge my love of travel, highlights have been camping in Botswana, visiting Nepal, China and Japan.  This year I spent some time in Australia.

I belong to the knitting group in Tatenhill. We knit to raise funds for various charities such as the Church of England Childrens Society.  This autumn we had a sale of work and raised over £1000 for the Burton Hospital League of Friends

Since 1989 I have served as a member of Tatenhill  Parish Council and also represented the Parish Council as the Minor Authority Governor of All Saints School, Rangemore for 2 four year terms.  I am also the Secretary of the Village Hall Management Committee and a Trustee of the Charity

Pete Cooper

Pete Cooper was born in South Derbyshire and attended Burton Grammar School. He joined Burton upon Trent County Borough Council as a trainee Public Health Inspector in the mid sixties. After qualifying in 1970, he held a number of posts and joined the new East Staffordshire Council in 1974 to head up the Pollution and Safety Division of Environmental Health, gaining further qualifications in both acoustics and atmospheric pollution.

Pete went on to complete almost 40 years in local government, holding senior posts in both Staffordshire and Cheshire which culminated in 8 years as Chief Executive at Congleton Borough Council. He holds a Masters degree in Business Management and during his time at Congleton established a successful housing company and enterprise company-his first forays into the private sector.  Since taking early retirement 12 years ago, he has worked as a business consultant to both private companies and local government.

Pete has been married to Carol for 43 years, but still occasionally struggles with her Ulster accent. They have a married daughter who works in Burton and lives in Anslow.  They also have a 3 year old granddaughter and enjoy their regular stints looking after her. They are both enthusiastic about East Staffordshire having lived in Abbots Bromley for 28 years before moving to Tatenhill 10 years ago, during which time they have been non-stop on their retirement project, Mill Cottage.

Peter became a parish councillor some 8 years ago and has been keen to join in the desire to make the Council work more effectively for the community as well as taking the opportunity to learn as much as possible about the local area. He took a lead on facilitating the Parish Plan, and chaired both the Broadband and Neighbourhood Plan working groups, as well as taking on the role of interim Parish Clerk between permanent appointments.

Danielle Westlake

Danielle Westlake became a Parish Councillor in May 2010.She moved to Tatenhill in 1999 after 7 years of living out of the UK in France, Italy and Turkey. Born in Lancashire, she moved to Dorset aged 12 and then went on to become an Occupational Therapist training in Exeter. She started her career in London and after 5 years took a long break to accompany husband Jeremy with his international career moves, and started a family along the way. She returned to Occupational Therapy part time when the youngest of her 3 children became school age but stopped again when Jeremy’s career took the family to the USA for 2 years in 2007. The family returned to the same house in the Parish in September 2009. Since returning to the UK, Danielle has been active in Tatenhill Community Group, Friends of Tatenhill Fundraisers and is a trustee of the Brookside Cottage Homes ( Tatenhill Almshouses) She  became a member of the Church Parochial Council of St Michaels & All Angels, Tatenhill , and is determined to try to keep the church open for worship. She has 3 children who have attended the parish catchment area schools and she was a past chair of All Saints PTA.

Danielle has recently been accepted for Magistrate Training and will be sworn to the bench in March 2016.

In her spare time ( what spare time?) Danielle plays golf badly and enjoys activities with the family  -walking,dinghy sailing, kayaking, she holds a powerboat licence and then there’s skiing – although she’s currently taking a rest for a while after a fractured ankle in April ’14!

Diane Milner

Born in Derby and educated at Spondon School and Derby College. Diane has lived and worked in London, Leek and Derby before moving to Rangemore in 2005. Diane has worked in the IT industry for over 30 years working for Banks, Building Societies, Rolls Royce and large IT Storage companies.

She is passionate about the countryside and you will see her walking her dog Scoot around Rangemore most days. Her hobbies include dog walking, walking around Staffordshire and Derbyshire, hockey, squash and photography. She is both Derby County and Team GB supporter, avidly going to every Olympics since Athens 2004.

Helena Pointer

Helena, who joined the Parish Council in 2011, after being a member of Tatenhill Parish Community Group says:

As a resident of the Parish for the past 22 years, I am very pleased to take on the role of Parish Councillor and to act as treasurer for the Tatenhill Community Group.

I moved to the Midlands with my family in 1991 having spent my life further south in the Home Counties and London. My 3 children have attended schools and sports clubs in the Burton area.

I have recently retired from work after 45 years as a radiographer mainly in management roles. My main hobbies are very much home based – I love gardening and cooking. I also enjoy walking and exploring the local area and Derbyshire. I am a member of the National Trust and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and have recently joined Staffordshire Wildlife Trust.

I look forward to getting to know more residents of the Parish and working with the Council to improve our environment wherever we can and maintain what is a lovely part of the countryside and a delightful place to live and work. I am passionate about maintaining our environment and preserving the landscape and habitats which support a wide range of wildlife.

John Fawn

John Fawn is 68 years old. He spent his childhood in Derbyshire and started his career as a Rolls-Royce apprentice, after taking A levels at Derby Tech. During his time at Royce’s he gained an MA in Engineering from Oxford University and an MBA from London Business School. In the 1980s he spent time lecturing in Business Strategy at Cranfield University where he gained his doctorate.  In the late 1980s he joined an European Education project based in Paris transmitting cutting edge technology education across Europe by satellite. In the 1990s he set up a knowledge management company based locally and also founded a company in Beijing. He is still actively involved in both. Much of his knowledge business is based in Geneva and in recent years he has become involved in asset management as a director of a company also in Geneva. He therefore spends a considerable part of his time travelling.

John came to Rangemore 26 years ago when he was still working in Paris. He had worked out that it was faster to get to the Office in La Defense from Rangemore than if he had lived near his colleagues in the south of Paris. His wife is a professor of International Business in Hong Kong. He chose to base himself in this part of Staffordshire because the countryside, community and beer are better than that found further south. John has been on the Parish Council for some thirteen years and is also Chairman of the Community Group.


Dorothy Walford

Dorothy was born in Surrey and attended Hinchley Wood School where she completed her A levels. At the age of 18, she went to the University of Sheffield and was awarded an honours degree in Physiology. After graduating, she was employed by the NHS in Birmingham as a Clinical Scientist and helped develop a centralised service for hospitals in the West Midlands carrying out bone marrow (stem cell) transplants, later becoming head of department. Whilst working, she studied for a PhD in Immunology at the University of Birmingham.

On retirement, Dorothy moved from Sutton Coldfield to live in Rangemore and having been a horse owner for many years, was able to spend more time indulging her passion with a particular interest in dressage.

After joining the local community group in Rangemore, she became a member of the Parochial Church Council. She was then asked to pilot the Friends of Rangemore Church which raises funds for updating the churc interior with the intention of it becoming a centre for community activities. She joined the Parish Council in 2017 and has also been instrumental in the birth of a new local history society.