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


        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.

            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

                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.

                He has taken over the responsibilty for Environmental matters as a member of the Parish Plan Refresh Steering Group

                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 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, 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.

                  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