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.  He is also a Trustee of HCCT ( Highnam Community Centre Trust )

    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 Deputy Chair.

      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


        Cllr Kevin Emmerson

        Kevin has lived in Highnam since 1983, and had until retiring worked for Severn Trent water for 25 years.

        His residential address is: 9 Oakridge, Highnam , Gl2 8EF


          Bill Badham

          Bill Badham has lived in Highnam since September 2015 and retired from Royal Mail in May 2018  He wants to become more involved in village affairs.

          Bill has taken on the role of Flood Warden, Footpath Warden and is also taking over the lead on Speed Monitoring in the village.

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

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


          • Tel: 01452 247112
          • Representing: Footpath Warden; Flood Warden
          • Email

            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

              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.

              He has also taken on the role of Web Site Editor

              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

                  Alan Mathieson

                  Alan has worked in the construction and building industry for most of his working life, and is now currently working part-time for the NHS at Gloucester Royal Hospital.

                  He lived in Churchdown for 28 years, and more recently at Brockworth before moving to the Lassington Reach development in Highnam.  One of his three daughters has also moved to Highnam.

                  His residential address is 1 Mimosa Avenue, Highnam, GL2 8NF

                  • Tel: 01452 503694
                  • Representing: Lassington Reach
                  • Email

                  County  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