Eric (Ted) Ayres
Tel: 01608 812456
As a qualified Mechanical Engineer, Ted started what is now a family business, 40 years ago in Hertfordshire. Now semi retired having taken the position of company chairman. He and his wife Valerie moved to the Cotswolds in 2002 and settled in Todenham and Ted became a Parish Councillor in 2008.
Apart from business interests, Ted has been an active committee member of trade associations and was in Round Table for many years. Having moved to Todenham, he and his wife made the decision to get involved in village projects and activities and thereby enjoy being part of a small community.
Ted has tried, along with fellow members of council, to enhance village life by ensuring that important, small issues are addressed such as road repairs, the installation of grit bins, dog waste bins and the introduction of defibrillators with first aid training.
His interests include gardening, DIY, cycling and when time allows the odd frustrating game of golf!
William (Bill) Joss
Bill moved to Todenham in 2012 but is a long term resident of the area, having lived in Whatcote, about seven miles away, for ten years prior to that.
As a competitive Masters cyclist Bill enjoys the Todenham area as it offers quiet roads and stunning scenery.
In his business life Bill is chairman of several companies, originally in IT and technology but now also in engineering, print and legal services.
Bill became a Parish Councillor as it has always been his practice to become involved in supporting his local community; he is particularly interested in how rural communities evolve and develop to meet the needs of residents and he looks forward to helping to shape the Todenham of the future.
Tel: 01608 650152
Cynnie has lived in the village since 2001 and joined became a Parish Councillor in 2008 She is also vice chair of the Todenham Village Hall Committee.
She became a councillor as she was very keen to ensure the village keeps its roots. She is married to Maurice and works for a local estate agent as a PA/Secretary.
She is a country loving person who supports the local farming community with a passion for horses having run a yard for 25 years training point to pointers.
Tel: 01608 651089
James has lived in Todenham all his life. He is a fourth generation farmer and therefore his family has been part of the village for around 100 years. James is married to Clare who helps with the running of the farm. They have two young sons who attend local schools.
James has been an active Todenham parish councillor for 10 years, and his practical approach and knowledge of the area and those who live in it are a very valuable asset to the council.
Being a farmer with two young sons leaves James with little spare time, however he enjoys contributing to the village and the community within it.
James’ passion away from the farm is going to most meetings at Cheltenham racecourse, in fact the second part of his lambing season is timed to start only after Gold Cup week.
Tel: 01608 650515
Bruce was born in Moreton and brought up in Longborough. He moved into the village in 2011 and was elected onto Parish Council in May 2015. He is married to Alison and has two children.
Bruce joined the Merchant Navy in 1976 as an engineer and served until 1986 when he was made redundant. Since then he has operated a small heating and plumbing business.
Bruce has been a Scout Leader for over 20 years. He started the Explorer Scout Section in Moreton (ages 14 to 18) and ran it for about 14 years. He has since stepped down as Leader and is now Assistant Leader.
Bruce is very interested in MG cars and has owned several old and new models.
Tel: 01608 651104
Richard and his wife Louise have lived in Todenham for 6 years but have lived within a few miles of the village for over 30 years. First towards Paxford on Galloping Lane and then in Blockley. Their first connection with Todenham was way back in the 1980’s when Louise opened a tiny nursery school in the village hall. It grew so much that they had to move it to a purpose built school on Galloping Lane. Their two sons went to school at Blockley Primary and then Chipping Campden.
Richard has spent his whole working life as an actor which has of course involved a lot of travelling and time spent in London and thinks it’s useful to have an angle on how life goes on outside beautiful Cotswold villages. He spent several years on the governing council of the Actors Union British Equity.
Richard became a co opted member in December 2016. The things that interest Richard most are somehow keeping a social community going here at a time when many small villages seem to have shut their doors on their neighbours and tried to keep the world out. This must include helping the next generation to live here if they want to and finding ways to make that possible.