Council & Councillors

 Bob Dagger   Llandogo
 (01594) 530700 Bob Dagger

 Bob was born in Bristol and spent all his working life at Filton, involved in the design of the Concorde Air Intake Control System and most of the Airbus aircraft Fuel Systems; he is now retired. Bob and his wife Rose-Mary moved to Llandogo in 1999, and he joined the Community Council in 2002, and was Chairman between 2005 and 2019. Bob was a governor at Llandogo Primary School and is Chairman of Llandogo Village Hall Committee. He is interested in photography, aviation and football. 


 Lynne Parker   Llandogo
 (01594) 530126



Larry Stoter
 The Narth

(01600) 861836 

Larry and his wife, both now retired, moved to The Narth in June, 2016 from Bedfordshire where he was a Stotfold Town Councillor for some 12 years. Both have a number of personal and family connections with South Wales, Bristol and Gloucestershire. They have always enjoyed living in smaller communities where it is easier to get to know people and participate in local life. He is particularly interested in wildlife, the wider environment and public access to the countryside. In relation to this, he also takes an interest in all aspects of local planning and was a volunteer Area Planning Respresentative for CPRE.


 Rosemary Decker-Thomas  The Narth
(01600) 860085 cllr decker thomas
Rosemary moved to Trellech in 2012 and is particularly interested in participation in those activities which enhance the wellbeing of local residents.  She is a counsellor and psychotherapist and now runs a small private practice.  She founded and directed for over 15 years a charitable counselling agency in the London Borough of Barnet which specialised in helping those coping with the death of a child, those recovering from domestic violence as well as counselling children and young people.  Rosemary loves living in Monmouthshire and is proud to represent the residents of The Narth and is always happy to hear from them if she can be of assistance.

 George Weston   Llanishen
(01600) 860560 George Weston

 George was born and raised in Hampshire, from where he began a long career with BT sales and customer service, simultaneously clocking up 27 years’ service in the Territorial Army. He and his wife Pat moved gradually west with his job, eventually settling in Llanishen in 1988. On taking early retirement from BT, he took a forestry course, which led to another career as Tree Officer with Monmouthshire County Council, from which he has recently retired. George is currently Secretary of Llanishen Village Hall Committee. One of his interests is rock and pop music, and he plays guitar in a local band.


 Martin Blakebrough (Chair)  Llanishen
 (01600) 860186 martin blakebrough

 Martin was elected Chair of TUCC in May 2019.  Martin is the CEO of Kaleidoscope, a Charity supporting people with drug and alcohol problems in Wales. He is a director of Drug and Alcohol Charities Wales and a Board Member of Reach, part of the Seren Group, which supports vulnerable people. He was born in West Ham but has lived in Llanishen since 2002.


 David May  Penallt
 (01600) 711507

David and his wife Anne moved back to his Welsh roots to Penallt in 2007 following a teaching career in London. Keen to get involved in the community, he was jointly responsible for bringing high speed broadband to parts of the village a few years ago. He set up and runs the village website and its mailing list too and has chaired the village hall (Pelham Hall) committee for the past five years. A keen (Welsh) rugby and cricket fan, his main competitive sport is orienteering, in which he also has an administrative role as a long-standing member of its International Federation’s competitions committee.


  Mary Wakeling  Penallt
(01600) 712017




Guy Bowden  Catbrook
(01600) 861835

Guy retired after 30 years as a social worker in South Wales and has lived with his wife in Catbrook since 2016.  He served as a community councillor in Waterloo, near Caerphilly, for six years and was a founder trustee of the Caerphilly Woodlands Trust.  He is also a musician, playing regularly in a long established ceilidh band for events near and far.  In Catbrook he enjoys being part of the community, assisting with local events in the Catbrook Memorial Hall and beyond.  His other interests include walking with the family dog, and cycling on his newly-acquired e-bike, which makes the local hills a lot easier.


 Andy Pullan  Catbrook
 (01291) 689474

 Andy grew up in Somerset before moving to Bristol in 1982 when he joined the Avon and Somerset Constabulary.  He retired in 2012 after thirty years service in the Force having undertaken a variety of roles in and around Bristol and at Police Headquarters.

He and his wife Justine moved to the area in 2006 as they both enjoy walking, gardening and the wellbeing that comes from living in a beautiful and unspoilt area where community spirit is still important. 

 Iain Stokes  Whitebrook

(01600) 861823 

Born in Cheltenham, Iain spent his formative years in Monmouth before moving west to Abergavenny and Pontypridd.  He has been a Consultant at Nevill Hall since 1984 and moved to Whitebrook in 2005.  He was one of the chiefs of staff for Aneurin Bevan Health board and was instrumental in formulating the plans for the Specialist and Critical Care Centre planned for the Llanfrechfa Grange site.  Now semi-retired he enjoys writing and relaxing in this idyllic area.


 Alan Poulter Trellech Town
 (01600) 860681

 Alan was born in Bristol, where he studied for his degree in architecture at what subsequently became Bath University and where he met his wife Stephanie. They moved to Trellech from Bath in 1972. He has worked on the design of many hospitals and schools as well as commercial buildings and more recently domestic and conservation work, winning a number of design competitions. Alan was a founding member of the Wye Valley Riding Club, a founding member and past chairman of the Trellech Society, a former school governer, adviser to Bishop Childs on redundant buildings and has been a voluntary Wye Valley warden and a Community Councillor for some 35 years.


Alan Poulter

 Christopher Edwards Trellech Town

07712 376398 

Christopher was born in Glamorgan and was a career civil servant before joining a national charity as Organiser and Compliance Adviser for a major Wales-wide project aimed at reducing economic inactivity in Wales - upskilling people and improving the employability of disadvantaged people furthest from the labour market.

He moved to the Trellech area with his wife Sara in 2010 and not only saw his family expand but also a change of career.  He currently works with our Member of Parliament on local and national campaigns.  Christopher and his family love living in Monmouthshire and have made it their home.  He is happy to hear from local residents about any local issues or concerns they may have or for any ideas of what can be done to improve our community.  

Christopher is a governor at Trellech Primary School, a trustee of the Trellech Babington Educational Trust who sits on the committee of Trellech Village Hall, and editor of the local Trellech newsletter.  He joined the Community Council in May 2017. 

 Ann Davison   Clerk
  (07594 515701) Ann Davison

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