Council Office, Councillors and Staff

The Town Council Office is to the rear of the Memorial Hall on the High Street opposite the petrol station. The opening hours are 10 am - 1 pm Monday to Thursday. Access is through the black gate down the side passage to the left of the green double doors to the hall. The post box is on the double doors to the Hall. 

Council elections are held every four years and below are listed the current Councillors and Council staff:

Councillors

Cllr Gwyn Jones

Cllr Gwyn Jones

Mayor

Cllr.Gwyn.Jones@wstc.org.uk

I have spent most of my career in Local Government and have experience of both rural and urban administrations. As a member of Woburn Sands Town Council I feel that I can make a positive contribution to the life of the town by contributing to our community and improving our environs.

Cllr Keith Temple

Cllr Keith Temple

Deputy Mayor

Cllr.Keith.Temple@wstc.org.uk

"I have lived in Woburn Sands for 28 years. For 10 years I was a Town Councillor and Mayor during 2018/19. Due to my mother suffering dementia I became a carer and resigned in 2019. I am now free to rejoin Woburn Sands Town Council.

My main interests are environment, policing and communications. Passionate about Woburn Sands, I am also a volunteer for many local organisations."

 

Cllr Jo Green

Cllr Jo Green

Councillor

Cllr.Jo.Green@wstc.org.uk

Woburn Sands had been a long-standing pivotal part of Jo's life before moving to the town in 2015. She became a Town Councillor in 2019, having previously served as a Parish Councillor in neighbouring Central Bedfordshire. She serves on the Hall and Environment Committees, whilst also taking the lead on domestic and small-scale commercial planning applications in the town. She aims to protect the character and integrity of the community while enhancing the future strength, diversity and dynamism of the town with particular reference to communicating over SEMK and EWR proposals. Following the Covid pandemic, she took the lead in promoting the High Street in conjunction with Milton Keynes Council, with an Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) and an Economic Regeneration Grant (ERG). This work is still ongoing.

Cllr Trudie Sutton

Cllr Trudie Sutton

Councillor

Cllr.Trudie.Sutton@wstc.org.uk

Trudie became a Town Councillor in January 2022. Her career has always been in finance and now with more time on her hands, she wants to give something back to the community. She has served on our Halls and Finance committee over the past year. She has worked closely with the Christmas Fayre Committee and more recently the Music Festival to help raise money for local charities.


Cllr Alex Poppleton

Cllr Alex Poppleton

Councillor

cllr.alex.poppleton@wstc/org.uk

Alex has lived in Woburn Sands for 22 years and has a background in change management and community engagement.

In the past Alex has been involved in the Community of Woburn Sands group, and in 2020 ran a successful campaign to stop the Ox-Cam expressway from bulldozing through our community!

Alex is passionate about protecting our ecosystems and our living environment and wants to ensure future planning developments are aligned with what local people actually want. She feels that it is important that the voice of the community is engaged and listened to!

Cllr David Hopkins

Cllr David Hopkins

Ward and Town Councillor

david.hopkins@milton-keynes.gov.uk

David Hopkins is a lifelong resident of Woburn Sands and Wavendon and is also one of the ward councillors representing Woburn Sands at Milton Keynes City Council.

David is also a trustee of the local Poor’s Coal Charity (offering winter fuel grants to qualifying residents) and the George Wells Education Charity. He is also Chairman of Wavendon Parish Council and the Chair of Governors at a local primary school.

When relaxing David is a keen Bedford Blues Rugby supporter and still turns out occasionally for local cricket clubs and enjoys the varied and always excellent programme of events at the local Stables Theatre.


 

Cllr Richard Townend

Cllr Richard Townend

Councillor

cllr.richard.townend@wstc.org.uk

Born in Woburn Sands, Richard returned to the Town in 2009. Richard offers extensive experience in strategic and financial planning, gained from working in local government and higher education. Richard has served on a variety of grant awarding bodies and successfully managed numerous community projects, funded by public finance, throughout his career.

With a keen interest in sustainability, our built environment, and responsible public spending, Richard is committed to using his expertise for the benefit of Woburn Sands.

Office Staff

 

TOWN CLERK 

Alison Jordan is the Town Clerk of Woburn Sands Town Council. Alison can be contacted on a.jordan@wstc.org.uk or 01908 585368

 

 


 ASSISTANT to the CLERK/BOOKINGS MANAGER 

Sam is Alison's assistant and also manages the bookings for all of the Town Council's halls. Sam can be contacted on s.townend@wstc.org.uk or 01908 585368

 

 

COMMUNITY CARETAKER

Dan is our full-time community caretaker. He can be contacted on 07772 241214 Monday to Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm. 

 


Danesborough and Walton Ward

Woburn Sands is one of the rural parishes of the Danesborough and Walton Ward of Milton Keynes Council and has three elected councillors who receive a small remuneration. These councillors are:

Cllr David Hopkins
Conservative Ward Councillor
80 Walton Road, Wavendon
01908 582632
david.hopkins@milton-keynes.gov.uk 
Cllr Victoria Hopkins
Conservative Ward Councillor

01908 582632
victoria.hopkins@milton-keynes.gov.uk 
Cllr Tracey Bailey
Labour Ward Councillor

07482 457690
tracey.bailey@milton-keynes.gov.uk
Iain Stewart MP 
Constituency Office,
Winslow
01296 714240

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