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.



New member –

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Mark Jones

Main Street, Tatenhill


Emma Coleman (Chairman)

The Yews, Branston Road, Tatenhill


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Jane Bristow
Adare, Main Street, Tatenhill,
martin-freeman Diane Milner
3 Church Cottages, Church Road, Rangemore
Dorothy Walford (Vice-Chairman)
Studway House, Wilmore Lane, Rangemore,
Paul Shipley

Tree Mount, Main Street, Tatenhill


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Helena Pointer
Cuckoo Cottage, Cuckoo Cage Lane, Tatenhill

Finance & Policy Committee

Jane Bristow, Emma Coleman, H Pointer  and Paul Shipley

Personnel Committee

Dorothy Walford (Chairman), Diane Milner, Paul Shipley, Emma Coleman

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

Mark Jones

I am very pleased to be the Parish Councils latest recruit.  I live in Tatenhill on Main Street, very close to the Village Hall.  I have recently retired and looking forward to giving a little back to the community.  I have lived in the parish for 23 years, 17 years in Rangemore and 6 years in Tatenhill.

I am married and and have two grown up children who both went through the local education system, All Saints and John Taylor.

We love the parish and are looking forward to exploring it even more on foot when my wife retires soon.

I love my garden and am a keen and enthusiastic golfer, if not particularly gifted, and hope to enjoy signing in the chamber choir ‘Friday Voices’ again when Covid allows.

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.

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 church 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.

Paul Shipley

Paul was born in Burton upon Trent and has lived in Tatenhill since the mid -1970’s, his family have lived in the village since the early 1800’s. He was educated at Repton School and the University of Greenwich, where he studied Building Design and Management and has a Masters Degree in Property Investment. He runs a local specialist sports car company and is also involved in property and CAD design. Paul has been married for 10 years and has a daughter and three step-sons.

Emma Coleman

Born in Derby I spent my formative years in suburban Mickleover so the move to rural Anslow following the 1971 Rolls Royce crash was enlightening. Having married in Holly Trinity, Anslow Phil & I set up home in Robin Hood Cottages and moved around the corner after 12 years. Oh – there were 31 months in Brisbane QLD in  there too.

Educated at Derby High School I graduated from Sheffield with BSc (Hons) in Genetics before changing tack and commencing a training contract with Bourne & Co in Burton. In Australia I moved from general practice into industry. Returning to the UK I worked as the assistant finance controller in the project team setting up the car seat manufacturing facility on Centrum.

Family life and all that entails opened new doors and experiences. Time flew by; 3 children in 63 months is a lot life. Family holidays have evolved from camping in Brittany, down the Atlantic coast into northern Spain; latterly staycations in cottages from Cornwall to Northumbria via the Llyn Peninsula in Wales. A love of language meant my youngest took me to Seville and an introduction to Andalucía.

The children all joined swim clubs.  “Amateur spectator” is not my style and I returned to my sport qualifying as a timekeeper and judge. We spent a lot of time in/ around pools current and past Olympians develop. Club swimming has dropped off the radar, but I continue to teach all ages and abilities.

It was 1994 when I took on the role of Clerk to the Parish Council. How that role has changed over the years. After 20 years I wanted a new challenge so left rural Tatenhill to Clerk Anglesey Parish in Burton.  With more time on my hands and keen to pick up on the “Community Involvement” which  I witnessed in the 2010s, I stood as a Parish Councillor in May 2019. It is extremely rewarding to see the 15 acres of land that Council made offer on in December 2012 is now an established woodland. I look forward to learning my new role in local government.