Council members and staff

If you wish to raise an issue with the council you can do so by contacting any of the councillors listed or, if you prefer, by contacting the clerk to the council using the contact details shown below.

Chairman
Cllr Simon Langley
8 Riverton Road
Puriton
Bridgwater TA7 8BW
Tel: 01278 683007
Email:simonjlangley@gmx.com

Staffing Committee member
Youth Provision representative

Profile: I am privileged to have been elected to a second consecutive term with Puriton Parish Council where I am currently the chairman of both the full council and the planning committee. I enjoy playing an active role in the community and am also involved with Villages Together and the Victorian Christmas. I have lived with my family in Puriton since 2006 when we began renovating our old house. I run my own electrical contracting company and lecture part time in the electrical department at Bridgwater College.

Vice Chairman
Cllr Judith Fletcher
Congregation House, 9A Woolavington Road
Puriton
Bridgwater TA7 8BE
Tel: 01278 685242
Email: judithfletcherppc@gmx.com

Representative for Youth Provision & Polden Hills Cluster Group

Profile: I moved to Puriton with my husband and two sons in 1996 after living and working in Taiwan for 15 years. In addition to being a parish councillor, I am chairperson of the Puriton Playing Fields, as well as being involved with Party in the Park, the Victorian Christmas and Puriton Happy Tots. I work as a free-lance copy editor with clients mostly in the Far East. In my spare time I like playing with my granddaughter, cycling, gardening and reading novels.

Council Member
Cllr John Lunn
1 Riverton Road
Puriton
Bridgwater TA7 8BW
Email: johnlunnppc@gmx.com

Chairman of the Staffing Committee
Representative to Polden Hills Cluster Group

Profile: I worked in London and then Suffolk as a languages teacher and examinations officer before retiring and moving to Puriton in May 2014. In May 2015 I was elected to Puriton Parish Council and represent the Council at meetings of the Polden Medical Practice Patient Participation Group . I enjoy spending time in France, watching rugby and playing the occasional round of golf.

Council Member
Cllr Sandra Tizzard
4 Middle Street
Puriton
Bridgwater TA7 8AU
Tel: 01278 685355
Email: sandratizzardppc@gmx.com

 

Profile: I moved with my family to the Post Office in April 1972, and since 1992 I have served as the village sub-postmistress. I was co-opted onto the Council in 1996 and, with the exception of a year’s break, have had the honour of being elected a councillor since. I have also enjoyed being an active charity trustee of the Puriton Playing Fields since 1986.

 

Council Member
Cllr Mark Healey
31 Riverton Road
Puriton
Bridgwater TA7 8BP
Tel: 685368
Email: mhealey@somerset.gov.uk

District & County Councillor

 

Profile: I am a Sedgemoor District Councillor, Somerset County Councillor and Puriton Parish Councillor. I am also Chairman of Devon & Somerset Fire Authority. I was delighted to receive an MBE in the 2016 Honours List in recognition of my work with the fire service and the recent ‘Fire Kills’ campaign, which I hope will go on to save lives.

Council Member
Cllr Barrie Crow
26 Hillside Road
Puriton
Bridgwater
TA7 8AN

Tel: 07770 895055
Email: barriecrowppc@gmx.com

Profile: I have lived with my family in Puriton for 30 years. I have served as a parish councillor for 4 years and was elected to serve on Puriton Parish Council for a second term in 2015. In addition to being a councillor I am a Non-Executive Director on Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. I used to own a builders merchants, but am now happily retired and enjoy playing sport and travelling. My aim is to help further improve Puriton.

Council Member
Cllr Vanda Crow
26 Hillside Road
Puriton
Bridgwater
TA7 8AN

Staffing Committee member
Email: vandacrowppc@gmx.com

Profile: I have lived in the village for over 38 years.  I am married and recently retired from the NHS after working in and around the area for 43 years.  I have many interests including having two dogs and I count myself as being a responsible dog owner!  I am keen to see Puriton benefit and positively grow, and not be ignored and disadvantaged by all that is going on around us.

 

Council Member
Cllr Julie Coleman

Email: juliecolemanppc@gmx.com

 

 

 

Council Member

Cllr Dawn Saunders

Email: dawnsaundersppc@gmx.com

I have lived in Puriton for 18 years, I work in a small local Accountancy practice in Bridgwater. I am an active member of the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group.  In my spare time I enjoy dancing, reading and spending time with my family.

 

Staff employed by the council

Parish Clerk & Responsible Finance Officer (RFO)
Sally Diaz
17 Sealey Close
Draycott
Cheddar
BS27 3UA

Tel: 01934 221659

Email: clerk@puritonparishcouncil.org

Profile: I have just joined the Council and I am looking forward to working with the Puriton Councillors and Parishioners.  My background has been in Education and administration and I have worked in both Canada and the Canary islands during my career.  Please feel free to call or email me regarding any issue.

Village Ranger
Chris Gulliford
2 Rowen Close
Puriton
Bridgwater TA7 8AL
Email: clerk@puritonparishcouncil.org

 

The Village Ranger is the caretaker for the village. He works part time carrying out minor maintenance and helps ensure the streets and open spaces are safe and clean.

Profile: I have lived in Puriton for 17 years and was appointed Village Ranger in April 2014. I worked at the Royal Ordinance Factory for 29 years before becoming a self employed gardener. I have many clients throughout the Polden Villages, including in Puriton. I enjoy taking pride in helping my home parish to look neat and tidy. I also sit on the Villages Together Floral Group.