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

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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.


Jim Brown

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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. 

Heather-Joy Garrett

Heather-Joy Garrett

9 Franklin Close
Haddenham
HP17 8LD

h.garrett@haddenham-bucks-pc.gov.uk

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I grew up in Harrow, went to Sussex University and moved to Aylesbury in 1984. Following the breakup of my marriage I had a period of homelessness and moved to Haddenham in 2019.

I worked for 10 years in the Civil Service, and then for Bucks County Council before developing and running Aylesbury Foodbank which I still manage.

My children are at university - Bath Spa and Christchurch Canterbury

I am by training a historian and a project manager and a qualified access auditor, having become a wheelchair user in 2001.

I am a spinner, weaver and dyer of yarn as well as maker of replica historical clothing for museums and re-enactors, a member of the National Trust and an online Shakespeare appreciation group.

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.

Nick Kidby

Nick Kidby

71 Sheerstock
Haddenham
HP17 8EY

n.kidby@haddenham-bucks-pc.gov.uk

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I have resided in our beautiful village for the past 23 years with my family. I have three children, four grandchildren and now a fifth is on the way in late May 2021, so we are all very excited to meet the newest member to join our growing family. For my business, I work in Financial Services. I started my career 33 years ago and from 1998 have worked as an Independent Financial Adviser in my own practice, part of a professional team helping build Chiltern Consultancy and looking after clients in the Home Counties. I enjoy most sports, but played rugby locally and am a passionate fan of the game and former coach. I’m also a keen swimmer as well as a real lover of the outdoors, nature, and our environment.

I hope my enthusiasm will benefit our community projects, I appreciate I’ve some big shoes to fill with supporting the Haddenham community, as well as building on the fantastic work already in place with many local projects. I also support Haddenham Beer Festival Committee, which I joined 3 years ago, as well as having attended all events since launch, being a keen member of CAMRA.

Vanessa Poole

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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 is a governor at St Mary's CE Infant School.  I held the position of Chief Education Officer of Bucks County Council and subsequently 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 am a trustee of the Haddenham Museum, where I edit The Haddenham Chronicles I am also a trustee of Haddenham Haddenham Parochial Charities. I have four young grandchildren and my main leisure interests are cricket and crosswords.

Greg Smith

Greg Smith

The Red House
10 Rudds Lane
Haddenham
HP17 8JP

g.smith@haddenham-bucks-pc.gov.uk

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I have enjoyed and valued the strong community spirit that characterises Haddenham since moving here with my family in 1998. I believe that if we want to keep this sense of community we need to get involved. When my children were little I was a school Governor, I was a founder member of the Thames Swimming Club, have been involved with a range of environmental projects, helped establish the Community Orchard at Townsend Green and was centrally involved in the Feast Festival. I am committed to addressing climate change in all aspects of public and private life but am also convinced that the community should be included and consulted in all decisions that affect them.

I have worked for Criminal Justice agencies and local Charities across Buckinghamshire and now work through a Justice Skills agency, currently placed within the Ministry of Justice in London. Belief in community means that I shop locally, use local businesses whenever practical, and leave my car at home whenever I can.

Alan Thawley

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My family and I have been very happy to live in Haddenham for the past eight years.
I work from home as a translator, so spend almost all my time in the village, and am a keen supporter of local businesses and amenities.
In my spare time, I also help to coach under 9s football for Haddenham Youth FC.
I’m an active member of both the Safe Walking and Cycling Group and Zero Carbon Haddenham and am passionate about environmental issues of all kinds, so I am very keen to help make the Parish Council’s plans for environmental action a success.

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.

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