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Our Parish Council covers a large area, one of the biggest parishes in Shropshire. The Parish boundary stretches from the Llysty in the east to Priors Holt on the Longmynd in the west including Acton, Brockton, Choulton, Plowden, Eyton, and of course Lydbury North itself.
The Parish Council is the first tier of local government, they provide very local services, e.g. bus shelters, play areas, grass cutting of verges etc.
Councillors are elected by local people to stand for 4 years at a time. The Councillors choose a chairperson each year.
Map showing Lydbury North Parish Boundary (PDF file opens in new window)

If you would like to contact any councillor please email the clerk (address on Contact us page)

Cllr Roger Plowden     (Chair)
Chairman with effect from May 2007 and member of Parish Council since May 1999. Married with one daughter. Landowner, farmer and  qualified Rural Surveyor. I enjoy country sports and riding around the lanes early in the morning with my dog. My family has been in these parts since the Crusades!
Cllr Robin Beaumond   (Vice Chair)
I have lived in Lydbury North all my life. I have been self employed since 1979.
I have worked throughout  the country, now working in and around Lydbury North on a wide variety of electrical, maintenance and engineering projects. I am a bell ringer and a member of the local air rifle club. I enjoy country sports.
Cllr Roger Evans
Roger Evans has been a dairy and poultry farmer all his life.  Roger is also a  popular author and columnist to farming publications., Roger is also widely regarded as one of the best modern spokesmen for the British farmer. He is married with two children, and five grandchildren all of whom live locally.
Cllr Jane Woosnam Roberts
Born in Brockton to farming parents and educated locally. I went travelling to Europe, Australia and New Zealand for a few years before eventually settling down and working for Children's Services in Liverpool. I married and we moved to Brockton where we built a house on family farmland. I worked for Children and Family Courts Advisory Support Services in Shropshire until we had our twins. I am now a full time Mum. I help out on the family dairy farm and I am a season ticket holder at Shrewsbury Town Football Club.
Cllr Georgie Ellis
Georgie is experienced in many aspects of local government, she represented Bishop's Castle on South Shropshire District Council until it was absorbed into Shropshire Council in 2009. She lives at Totterton in the Lydbury North parish with her daughter and works part-time in administration. She is a founder member of the Stone House Health Forum and a founding director of Bishop’s Castle Community Land Trust King’s Head Project, she is also a churchwarden at Lydbury North Church. Her other local work includes being a member of the development committee of Enterprise South West, the economic development group in Bishop’s Castle.
Cllr Judith Bowen
Born on Anglesey in 1942, the daughter of a farmer.  I was one of the first volunteers in the Community Shop and acted as Secretary to the Parish Plan Steering Group. 
 Being very committed to local democracy (preferably without the politics) I believe that the Parish Council is important. Before we came here I worked as a Social Worker, latterly inspecting care homes.   Now, with my daughter Rachel, I run the Art & Design bookshop in Bishop’s Castle.
Cllr Godfrey May

Cllr Sally Jones
Farmer's daughter from Beguildy, Knighton.  I have lived in Acton for 30 years and help out on the family farm with my husband and two sons.  We run an Agricultural Contracting business and farm arable, sheep and poultry.  I enjoy walking and the countryside.


Cllr Duncan Baker