Meet your Councillors


    Michael Welch

    Michael has been chairman of Highnam Parish since 2015.

    As well as his duties as Chairman he is responsible for Public Relations, scrutiny and budgets.

    Michaels’ residential address is:  7 Peter’s Field, Highnam GL2 8LR

    Michael’s email address is:

    • Tel: 01452 417219

    Vice Chair and District Councillor

      Derek Davies

      Derek has served on Highnam Parish Council for many years and is at present Vice Chair. Derek also serves on Tewkesbury Borough Council where he sits on the Planning Committee.

      On the parish council Derek is responsible for scrutiny and budgets.

      Derek’s residential address is: 12 Woodleigh Field Highnam GL2 8LP

      Derek’s email address is:

      • Tel: 01452 501816


        Terry Talbot

        Terry moved to Highnam with his wife Frances in 2011 and has served on Highnam Parish Council since 2016.

        Terry has been involved in several areas within the parish council and has formal responsibility for the Highnam recreation park, trees, biodiversity, footpaths, Highnam Surgery liaison and communications issues.  He is working on the Parish Plan 2017 project (Parish Plan 2007 Refresh).

        Terry’s residential address is: 9 West Field Highnam GL2 8LX

        Terry’s Email address is:

        • Tel: 01452 385889

          Charles Coats

          Charles has served on Highnam Parish Council since 2015 and has lived in the parish for many years.

          Charles has a background in local government and has used this experience extensively during recent issues arising from major planning applications.  Charles is working on the Parish Plan 2017 (Parish Plan 2007 Refresh),  planning and development and public relations.

          Charles’ residential address is: 14 Stoney Field Highnam  GL2 8LY

          Charles’ email address is:

          • Tel: 01452 503748

            Marian Moir

            Marian has served on Highnam Parish Council for a number of years and has recently been involved with the project to refresh the 2007 Parish Plan.

            Marian has formal responsibility for young peoples issues on the parish council.

            The residential address for Marian is: 23 Popes Meade Highnam GL2 8LH

            Marian’s Email address is:

            • Tel: 01452 410281

              Yan Watkins

              Yan has served on Highnam Parish Council  since 2010 and is a trustee and chairman of the Highnam Community Centre Trust (HCCT).

              On the parish council Yan has formal responsibility for crime, justice and the law, risk assessment and budgets.

              Yan’s residential address is: 21 Williams Orchard Highnam GL2 8EL

              Yan’s email address is:

              • Tel: 01452 302705

                Valerie Tustin Smith

                Valerie joined Highnam Parish Council in 2016 and has been involved in issues relating to the development of Highnam, in particular in the Lassington Lane area.

                Valerie’s residential address is:

                Lassingville Lassington Lane Highnam  GL2 8DH

                The email for Valerie is:

                • Tel: 01452 500415

                  Kelvin Ashby

                  Kelvin has lived in Highnam for over 30 years, and his three children all attended Highnam Primary School. He retired from his role as a director of two local companies in 2016 and joined the parish council in 2017.

                  Kelvin has taken over the role of website content editor, and makes sure that website content is relevant and up to date, he is also the person you should speak to if you would like to put material onto the Highnam Parish Council website.

                  The residential address for Kelvin is: 21 Popes Meade, Highnam, GL2 8LH

                  Kelvins Email address is:


                  • Tel: 01452 419059

                    Bill Badham

                    Bill Badham has lived in Highnam since September 2015 and currently works for Royal Mail.  He is planning to retire in May 2018 and wants to become more involved in village affairs.

                    He is a member of the Environmental working party on the Parish Plan Refresh, and interested in Wild Highnam and Highnam Hikers.

                    Bills residential address is 4 Micklemead, Highnam, GL2 8NF

                    Bills Email Address is

                    County and District Councillor

                      Phil Awford

                      Phil has served on both the County and Tewkesbury Borough Councils for many years.  He is an important link with Gloucestershire County Council for the parish council.

                      Phil has particular responsibility for highways.

                      Phil’s email address is:

                      • Tel: 01452 780979



                        Mr Richard Hicks

                        Richard can be contacted by email on
                        Alternatively use the ‘Important Contacts’ section on the Front Page.


                        • Tel: 01452 304500