Your Councillors

The Parish Council consists of 9 Councillors, one Councillor is appointed as Chair at the Meetings and one as Vice-Chair. The Parish Clerk is employed by the Parish Council and acts as the Responsible Financial Officer, administrator and advises the Parish Council on lawful decision making and implementation. The Parish Council works to a set of rules called Standing Orders. These are available for the public to view either online or by contacting the Clerk.

Monica Carroll

Monica Carroll

Chair

Filey Cottage
Gildingwells Road
Woodsetts
Worksop
S81 8AT

01909 569143 / 07813 920844

mc.carroll@sky.com

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Born in Ireland in 1949 and moved with parents and family to England in 1967.

Married Phillip and moved to Woodsetts in 1971.

Qualified as a teacher, teaching all primary age groups. Retired in December 1999.

An active member of St Joseph’s Catholic Church, Dinnington.

A Parish Councillor since 1983 and is the current chair having been elected in May 2021, this being the third session of chairing.

Member of the Village Hall Management Committee since its opening in 2007.

Past Chair of Governors at Dinnington High School and current Member of LEAP Academy.

A Trustee for Yorkshire Rural Community Council until its amalgamation.

Awarded an MBE in 2019 for Services to the Community of South Yorkshire.

Is an active member of the local community of Woodsetts, always keen to engage with young people and passionate about the wellbeing of all residents and their quality of life.

 

 

Phillip Clark

Phillip Clark

Councillor

39 Berne Square
Woodsetts
S81 8RJ

phillipclarke60@outlook.com

 

Phillip and his wife Helen moved to Woodsetts in December 2000 and moved into Berne Square in 2014.

Phillip is from a mining background and he and his family worked at various Collieries including Waleswood; Brookhouse and latterly at Kiveton Colliery where he remained until his retirement at the age of 50.

He has been on the Area Housing Panel for many years representing local residents. Phillip was elected to the Parish Council in 2015.

Carol Cockayne

Carol Cockayne

Councillor

2 Whitfield Gardens
Woodsetts
Worksop
S81 8SS

woodsetts2@gmail.com

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Carol was born in West Yorkshire and came to live in Woodsetts with her family, in 1973. She has three children, all of whom attended Woodsetts Primary and Dinnington Comprehensive Schools.

She became a Parish Councillor for the second time, in 2006 - the first time having served from 1983 to 1993. Carol is an enthusiastic and active supporter of the village, being involved in a number of community and regional groups. She has also been a Community Governor at Woodsetts Primary School for over six years.

Adrian Knight

Adrian Knight

Councillor

7 Lindrick Road
Woodsetts
S81 8RD

01909 281277 / 07871 748347

ajkboss@protonmail.com

Adrian has lived in the village since 2009 after moving from Worksop.

He has managed Dinnington Town Football Club and has led them to many successful seasons most recently winning the cup with the under 18’s during the 20/21 campaign.

A founding member of Woodsetts Against Fracking made Adrian realise the power the people of a community have when they all pull together.

Adrian and his family enjoy living in the Village and he is looking forward to engaging with you.

Richard Scholey

Richard Scholey

Councillor

3 Manor Farm Croft
Woodsetts
Worksop
Notts
S81 8SQ

scholey207@gmail.com

Richard was brought up on the family farm in Woodsetts and has lived in the village for most of his life. He is married with two grown sons.

During 30 years’ service with South Yorkshire Police, he worked in Rotherham and helped develop neighbourhood policing teams across South Yorkshire. He spent a number of years as the community Police Inspector covering Woodsetts. He retired from the police in 2017.

Richard was a founder member of Woodsetts Against Fracking and represented the community at a public planning enquiry in opposition to exploratory drilling in Woodsetts. He has formerly been involved in supporting the local community through the Millennium Group, helping to plan and run many summer festivals.

He joined the Parish Council in May 2021.

Judith Sherratt

Judith Sherratt

Councillor

20 Grange Avenue
Woodsetts
Worksop
S81 8RP

jude6045@live.co.uk

 

Judith was born in Keighley, West Yorkshire.

She moved with her family to Woodsetts in 1987. She is an active member of St Joseph’s Parish, Dinnington.

After a Nursing and Midwifery career, she worked as a lecturer at both Rothervalley and North Notts Colleges.

Since moving to the Village Judith has been an active member of the Community and joined the Parish Council in 2011.

Judith is a keen walker and she can often be seen walking around the Village with her dog Flynn.

 

Richard Swann

Richard Swann

Councillor

61 Worksop Road
Woodsetts
Worksop
S81 8RW

01909 562279

swann489@btinternet.com

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Richard was born in Pocklington, East Yorkshire and lived in Otley from the age of 5.

Joined the Civil Service in 1960 and worked in Ripon; Doncaster; Sheffield and Retford as a tax inspector until retirement in 1996.

Married Linda and moved to Doncaster in 1964.

Richard and Linda moved to Woodsetts in November 1972.

He was elected to the Parish Council in 1979 until 1995 when he stood down due to work pressures. In May 2003 Richard was re-elected to the Council and He served as Chairman until May 2021.

Richard played Cricket from an early age; is a founder member of Woodsetts Cricket Club being elected President in 2015 and is also an Umpire for the Bassetlaw Cricket League.

Richard is an active participant in the village being a member of Woodsetts Village Hall Management Committee; a Member of the Neighbourhood Watch group and the Local History Society.

Simon Tweed

Simon Tweed

Councillor

07535831924 / 01909 518134

simontweed1322@gmail.com

 

Simon has lived in Woodsetts all of his life and worked for Royal Mail for over 30 years.

He is the Vice Chair of Dinnington Resource Centre. He also serves as a Justice of the Peace.

Simon has previously been a Councillor in Woodsetts but left when he was elected to the Borough Council to serve as a Councillor for the Dinnington Ward.

Simon was co opted on to Woodsetts Parish Council in May 2021.

Simon hopes that with his experience and knowledge and that of his fellow councillors that Woodsetts becomes the best village in the Rotherham area.

 

Robert Woodhead

Robert Woodhead

Councillor

10 Grange Farm Court
Lindrick Road
Woodsetts
Worksop
S81 8SN

01909 561319

rwwoodhead99@gmail.com

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Robert was born and raised in High Green .

Worked in Heavy Engineering in Chapeltown for 12 years and then moved to the Midlands to procure Engineering Goods and Services. Later moved to Farnborough to join a major UK Industrial Gases Provider as a Supply Manager and finally to Sheffield.

Robert and his wife Maureen moved to Woodsetts Village in 1994.

He became involved in village life shortly afterwards as a supporter of and volunteer with the Millennium Group and then as a member of the Village Hall Management Committee. He was elected Chair in 2015 .

He has been a Parish Councillor since 2015 and hopes to remain on the Parish Council for some years to come. His aim is to work with fellow councillors to maintain the attractive and peaceful nature of the village.

He and Maureen enjoy living in Woodsetts.