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Councillors and Clerk

The Relevant Authorities (Disclosable Pecuniary Interests) Regulations 2012 require all members of Parish Councils to complete a declaration of interest form to register their financial and other interests, these include

  • Employment, office, trade, profession or vocation
  • Sponsorships
  • Contracts
  • Land (including property)
  • Licences
  • Corporate Tenancies
  • Securities

Declaration of interests will include those of a spouse, civil partner or equivalent and are listed below.

Councillor Details


Matthew Payne

Email: [email protected]

Matthew was co-opted onto the Parish Council in October 2021 and lives just outside Brooks Green. He was elected as Parish Councillor on 4th May 2023. His colleagues voted for him to be Chairman on 18th May 2023.


Derek Larcombe

Tel: 01403 740048   Email: [email protected]

He was elected as Parish Councillor on 4th May 2023. His colleagues voted for him to be Vice-Chairman on 18th May 2023. Derek is a member of the Shipley History Society.

Ginny de Zoete

Tel: 01403 741460    Email: [email protected]

She was elected as Parish Councillor on 4th May 2023. 

Jason Emrich

Tel: 01403 741235   Email: [email protected]

Jason has lived and worked in Shipley Parish since 2000.  He helps manage the Knepp Castle Estate which employs approximately 50 people in the Parish, provides homes for many and work premises for over 250 people.  The Estate has an important conservation project at its heart and also farms beef cattle. He was elected as Parish Councillor on 4th May 2023. 

Bridget Huggett

Email: [email protected]

Bridget was first co-opted onto the parish council in 2022. She was elected  as Parish Councillor on 4th May 2023.

Jo Nunn

Email: [email protected]

Jo joined the parish council by co-option in July 2023

Stephen Roggendorff

Tel: 01403 741270   Email: [email protected]

Stephen has lived in the locality for 38 years, ran his own consultancy business for over 25 years. He was first elected as a Parish Councillor in May 2014 and was re-elected on 4th May 2023.

Rebecca Smale

Email: [email protected]

Becki joined the parish council by co-option in July 2023.

Judy Tuck

Email: [email protected]

Judy joined the council by co-option on 12th June 2023.

Ray Wright

Tel: 01403741986   Email: [email protected]

Ray was elected to the parish council on 4th May 2023

Harry Woodage 

Email: [email protected]

Harry re-joined the parish council via co-option on 12th June 2023.


Paul Richards

Paul joined as Clerk in January 2017 having spent over 40 years working in and around local government.