Parish Councillors

David Truesdale MBE

David Truesdale MBE

Chairman

16 Church End
HP17 8AE

01844 291407

d.truesdale@haddenham-bucks-pc.gov.uk

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I have lived in Haddenham for over 25 years and served on the Parish Council since 2001, becoming Chair in 2017. After qualifying as a town planner, I have had a 40 year career in town planning, housing and community development, working in the local government, housing association and voluntary sectors. For many years I chaired an innovative Oxford charity supporting youth and older people’s projects at Blackbird Leys, and served as a governor of an Oxford primary school. I am a trustee of the Haddenham Youth & Community Centre, and of the Village Hall. In 2013 I was awarded the MBE for service to the community

David O

David O'Hanlon

Vice-Chairman

31 Printers Piece
HP17 8NF

07956 465704

d.ohanlon@haddenham-bucks-pc.gov.uk

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I have lived in the Village since 2010 and have two daughters and a son. My background is as a Charted Accountant with over 25 years’ experience of senior marketing. I was a strategist for some of the best known campaigns of the past decade including household names such as Tango and Ronseal. I now run my own business working with companies to create housing solutions to properties for 55+. My background in finance and planning has enabled me to assist the Council with budgeting, forward planning and setting of the precept.


My hobbies include skiing, cooking and DJ’ing with my extensive record collection.

Margaret Aston

Margaret Aston

Budnall Farm
Oxford Road
HP17 8TS

01844 291576

m.aston@haddenham-bucks-pc.gov.uk

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I have lived in Haddenham since 1983 and I have served over 40 years as Parish Councillor.
I am passionate about the importance of community and served as a County Councillor from 1993 until my retirement in 2017. During this time I served on numerous committees such as Health and Children Services; Fostering and Adoption Panels; Adult Social Care ; Aylesbury Medical Ethics Committee – to name but a few! Locally, I was a school governor for Haddenham Community Junior School for 20 years; I am President of Haddenham Tennis Club and on the board of Trustees for the Abbeyfield Care Home.

I have seen a lot of changes over the years in local government and I am delighted to still be able to bring my years of experience to the Parish Council.
 

Jim Brown

Biography 

My background is within the public service having been a member of the Metropolitan Police force from 2001 to 2016 and my most recent position as a Bank Branch Manager with the South Central Ambulance Service.

I moved to Haddenham in 2015 and have become increasingly involved in village life.  I live in the new development near the Train Station with my wife and two boys.  We have found the village to be a warm and welcoming environment.  I consider that I to an extent represent the changing face of Haddenham and I have become resident Director of the Chilworth Management Park and I enjoy this role immensely.  I stood as a candidate in the Haddenham & Stone by election in March 2019 - an experience I found to be most rewarding as it meant that I really got an insight into how the Parish Council and the village as a whole works. 

Dave Hoare

Dave Hoare

3 Bartons Farm 49 Townside
HP17 8AW

d.hoare@haddenham-bucks-pc.gov.uk

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My wife and I have recently moved into Townside, Haddenham, having lived in Harefield, Middlesex for some 20 + years. My wife works from home as a Contracts Manager in the field of Clinical Research and I’m a Project Manager for one of the larger MEP contractors, currently working on Battersea Power Station and The Madison at Canary Wharf to name a few.

We’ve both been overwhelmed by the warmth and generosity of the welcome that we have received in the village and wish we had made the move many years ago We’re looking forward to taking part in all that the village has to offer and to do as best we can to help the Community maintain the unique qualities that make it such a lovely part of the world in the face of mass development and other challenges.

David Lyons

David Lyons

6 Clerkenwell Cottages
Townside
HP17 8RJ

01844 296174

d.lyons@haddenham-bucks-pc.gov.uk

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I am on a second 4 year term as a parish councillor and have learnt a lot from the experience. As I have a full time job in London and many other commitments I find the council work demanding but also very rewarding and it has enabled me to connect with many people in the village. I am a great believer in the value of social capital and strive to promote this in the work of the parish council. My main activities are as a member of the environment committee and the parish council representative on the environment and Haddenham walking and cycling group. I was one of the early promoters of the planned new Haddenham burial ground and hope to it will form a second nature reserve for the village.

John O

John O'Loughlin

16 Marriotts Way
HP17 8BW

j.oloughlin@haddenham-bucks-pc.gov.uk

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I moved to Haddenham in 1986 and served as the Chairman of the PTA for Haddenham First School. I am now retired after over 40 years in business both commercial and leisure industries.


Since I have retired, I am now a twice weekly volunteer at Waddesdon Manor.

Vanessa Poole

Biography 

I have lived in Haddenham for many years with my children attending the local toddler groups and junior schools. I now run my own Childminding business and enjoy being able to use the parks and beautiful outdoor spaces. I am passionate about the feeling of community and always try and support the many amenities within such as the local shops and pubs. I have dogs and enjoy walking them around the village and I have a keen interest in how the Parish Council can improve the facilities for the youth of Haddenham.

Stephen Sharp

Stephen Sharp

Woodend House
High Street
HP17 8ER

01844 290597

s.sharp@haddenham-bucks-pc.gov.uk

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I have lived in Haddenham since 1984 with my wife Janet, who was a governor at St Mary's CE Infant School. From 1988 to 1995, I was Chief Education Officer of Bucks County Council after which I worked as a consultant with OFSTED, DFE and abroad for DFiD and UNICEF in India, Palestine, Jordan, Romania and South Africa. I am an honorary fellow of Oxford Brookes University and in the New Year's honours list 2006 I was appointed LVO for my work as Operations Director of The Duke of Edinburgh's Award.

I am committed to the Haddenham community. I chair the Community Library trustees and represent them on the committee of Haddenham Screen. I am a trustee of the Haddenham Museum, where I edit The Haddenham Chronicles. I represent the Parish Council on the Scout and Guide Association, Haddenham Parochial Charity and Haddenham Fete. I have four young grandchildren and my main leisure interests are cricket and crosswords.

John Wheeler

John Wheeler

5 Quakers Mede
HP17 8EB

01844 296134

j.wheeler@haddenham-bucks-pc.gov.uk

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Born and bred in Maidenhead, where I trace some ancestors back to 1600. I enlisted in 1969 at the age of 16 in 17/21st Lancers. I was invalided out and went to Teacher Training College and taught in London and Oxford till retirement in 2016. I am an avid quizzer setting quizzes and also playing in the Chiltern League. In my spare time I volunteer at Waddesdon Manor and I am keen vegetable grower and help co-ordinate the allotments.

Chris Young

Chris Young

50 Wykeham Way
HP17 8BX

01844 290269

c.young@haddenham-bucks-pc.gov.uk

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I was born and bred in Thame and I lived there for my first 23 years. I married Valerie in 1965 and we moved to Aylesbury. After nine years in Aylesbury we moved to Wykeham way Haddenham. We have had three children who all went to school in Haddenham. They are all moved out, married and I have two very lively grandsons. 

I joined BT in 1959 , originally working repairing Customers lines in the Thame area. After 37 years in 1996 I accepted voluntary retirement after working in Aylesbury, High Wycombe, Bedford and Oxford. I had several part time jobs in Haddenham before finally giving work up. 

Moving to Haddenham was one of the best decisions we have made and all of my family have been very happy living there. Some years ago the then Parish Clerk said to me why don't you come on the council. After discussing it with my family I put forward my name and was accepted. My main interests are the local Beer Festival, Birdwatching and watching Rugby. I have been on the council for about 12 years serving on most of the committees and now I am the Chairman of the Environment Committee.  

Aylesbury Vale District Council - 
District Councillors 

Haddenham and Stone Ward
Cllr David Lyons
dlyons@aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk
01844 296174
Cllr Judy Brandis
jbrandis@aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk
01844 292484
Cllr Brian Foster
bfoster@aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk
01844 290520 

Buckinghamshire County Council - 
County Councillor 

Bernwood Ward (which covers Haddenham)
Cllr Clive Harriss
charriss@buckscc.gov.uk
01296 614479 

 

District Council Responsibilities 
  • Anti-Social Behaviour
  • Business Rates
  • Car Parks
  • Conservation Areas
  • Council Tax
  • Dog Warden
  • Environmental Health
  • Food Hygiene
  • Household Waste Collection
  • Listed Building Regulations
  • Planning Applications
  • Taxi Licencing 
  • Theatres 
  • Tree Officers
  • Universal Credit

 

County Council Responsibilities 
  • Business and Benefits
  • Care for Adults
  • Care for Children and Families
  • Community Services
  • Culture and Leisure 
  • Education
  • Environment 
  • Health & Well Being
  • Libraries 
  • Transport and Highways (roads / footpaths)
  • Registration of births /deaths & civil partnerships 
  • Rights of Way
  • Waste Depot and Recycling