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Who We Are

Longborough Parish Councillors

Chairperson Mr Charles Taverner - 01451 830517

Vice Chairperson - Mr Tim Gardner - 01451 870386

Vice Chairperson Mrs Lisa Alvis - tba

Mr Paul Nevin - 01451 870636

Mr Roy Wheeler - 01451 832108

Mr Joe McDonagh - 01451 830325

Ms Patricia Hayes - 01451 870309

Clerk to the Parish Council

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Short biography of each councillor

Tim Gardner.

I first joined the Parish Council in the 1990s, following a career as a Chartered Surveyor and then Secretary of Moreton-in-Marsh Show. I am interested in traffic and speed in the village and in planning matters, including the provision of affordable housing for young people and in down-sizing homes. I am currently [October 2016] one of two Vice-Chairman but, having served my term in the Chair, do not expect to do it again

Paul Nevin.

Self employed landscape gardener and handyman, married in the Village in 1988 with a son and two daughters, one of whom attends Gloucestershire University reading Religion, Philosophy and Ethics. Time served wood machinist with City and Guilds qualification. Interested in village environment and making it better for us all.

Charles Taverner. 

I joined the Parish Council in July 2016 having moved to Longborough in 2010 . My wife Helen and I and have previously lived in Henley on Thames, Richmond upon Thames, Mumbai India and Cheltenham.

I have a keen interest in preserving this historic village and have recently been involved in restoring the village Telephone box. I have been a member of the Friends of St.James Church Committee for several years. This charity organises and runs village events to raise funds for the maintenance of this important medieval building.

I am keen to work with fellow PC members to maintain the village charm and character. This includes resisting inappropriate development, intrusive road markings and street furniture, as well as carefully monitoring local planning applications and other issues affecting our village.

Joe McDonagh.

Our village publican moved here from The New Inn in Willersey in 2014 because he ‘fell in love with the place’.  He will celebrate 25 years as a publican next July and says he has lasted this long because he loves meeting people.  Before pub keeping he and Wendy ran a caravan and camping site in Cognac in France and very nearly stayed there permanently.  They had come back to England to sell their house and by chance thought twice about it and were offered the Seagrave Arms in Weston sub Edge and moved in three weeks later!  For Joe, a Winchcombe lad, it was a homecoming.  He and Wendy have four children, Anna, Sophie, Tom and Luke – Oh and mustn’t forget the donkeys!!

He was on the Parish Council in Willersey for a couple of years and is looking forward to his time on Longborough Parish Council.

Roy Wheeler.


Patricia Hayes

Patricia has lived in Longborough for over 5 years and is very sympathetic to the maintenance of this beautiful village. She has 25 years’ experience as a magistrate and has also been a Councillor and Chairman at Bourton-on-the Hill for over 20 years. Patricia has extensive experience in planning matters both on behalf of the Council and for her own business. Her hobbies include gardening, bridge, sewing and salmon fishing.

Longborough Parish Council Declaration of Interests

Below are the PDF file copies of the parish councillors declaration of interests, clicking on the links will open the file in a new tab / window.

Tim Gardener - declaration of interests

Paul Nevin - declaration of interests

Charles Taverner - declaration of interests

Joe McDonagh - declaration of interests

Roy Wheeler - declaration of interests

Lisa Alvis - declaration of interests

Patricia Hayes - declaration of interests


None at present.

Working Parties

TASIL(Traffic and Speed In longborough) - members TBA.


The Parish Council currently only employ directly the Clerk to the Parish Council.


There is no official / permanent office for the Parish Council, Council meetings take place in the Longborough Village Hall.