Wellesbourne and Walton

Parish Council

2 School Road, Wellesbourne, CV35 9NH

01789 841434

Council Members

Tony Dipple

Walton Ward

Tel: 01789 470182




Tony Dipple

I moved to Wellesbourne from Coventry in 2003 to work at Walton Hall Hotel when it was Timeshare.  My Partner Lindsey and I lived in Wellesbourne for 12 months then moved to our ideal home in Walton.  In 2011 after a 25 year engagement, we finally married and thanks to the local community, farmers and Walton Estate, we held our wedding and reception in the field next to our home, it was perfect.

My hobbies include cooking, BBQ’s being number one.  I have three charcoal BBQs, a wood burning pizza oven and just in case, a gas BBQ and you will find me in my element cooking outside for all our lovely friends, neighbours and family.

I look forward to being of service to the residents of Walton as their Councillor.

Cn. Rosalind Bolton

Hastings Ward

Tel: 01789 840814

19 Kineton Road


CV35 9NE

Rosalind Bolton

Cllr Bolton has been a member of the Council since 1980 and is the Vice Chairman. She is Chairman of the Index Working Party and is the Parish Council representative to the Village Hall Committee.


Hastings Ward


Ollie Cannon

Mountford Ward

Tel: 07970 679074





Ollie Cannon

I moved to Wellesbourne in 2015, through buying my first home. Since then I have married in the village and started a family.  I work in the village as an automotive engineer. A big lover of the outdoors, I’m often found walking, running or cycling around the local area. This year I took part in the Fred Witten challenge, cycling over every pass in the Lake District. I have also cycled the length of the country from John o Groats to Lands End. I enjoy travelling and travel with work to many places including the arctic circle.

I hope to serve the community usefully on the Highways, Environment & Emergency committee and play a part in shaping the future of Wellesbourne and Walton.

cn. Alan Shepherd

Hastings Ward

Tel: 01789 841332

6 Charlecote Fields


CV35 9PG


Alan Shepherd

I am married with a daughter and have lived in Wellesbourne for 19 years, 30 years in Stratford Upon Avon district.

I worked in the financial services sector for over 40 years including running a micro finance fund assisting charities and other community enterprises.  I was previously a member of the Parish council from November 2011 to January 2020, where I sought to listen to all the arguments before coming to a reasoned independent view on issues affecting Wellesbourne.

My hobbies are travel and visiting new places and experiences.

Danny Kendall

Mountford Ward

Tel: 01789 601293

1 Honeysuckle Lane


CV35 9SG


Danny Kendall

I first joined the Council in 2011 and was re-elected in 2012.  I grew up in Wellesbourne and have always lived in the village. As well as being a district councillor for Wellesbourne, I am also a history teacher. My interests in include reading; skiing and taking part in the King’s Head Pub Quiz, where the team are becoming accomplished losers!

• Cllr Kendall is a member of the Community Facilities Committee and is a WWPC representative to the Wellesbourne Sports Association, Wellesbourne Matters and Chedham's Yard. He is also one of three Parish Councillor trustees of the Wellesbourne Sports & Community Centre.


Mountford Ward


Andy Blake

Mountford Ward

Telephone: 07581 778310

14 Wheelwright Way


CV35 9SZ

Andy Blake

I have lived in Wellesbourne since 2016 with my family after moving from West Sussex. We love where we live and have lovely views of our fantastic airfield.

My background is in Learning and Development, and I have over 30 years experience of training in the private and public sector. During that time, I have worked with lots of different people in various fields and have built up a skill set that I hope to put to good use in my work with the Parish Council.

Since moving to the village, I have looked for ways that I can give back to the wonderful community that welcomed us. I joined the Lions Club, becoming the treasurer. I am also treasurer for the Village Hall and a parent representative on the Scouts Committee. I enjoy the work that these organisations do to help the community and look forward to extending that with the Parish Council as a member of the Finance Committee.

I enjoy music, reading, films, and walking. You may see me on one of my regular walks around the village as part of the #walk1000miles challenge that I commit to every year.

Cn. Anne Prior

Mountford Ward - Chairman

Telephone: 01789 842103

7 Wyvern Close


CV35 9TA

Anne Prior

I was elected to the parish council in May 2012. I have lived in Warwickshire for forty years working in education and have lived in Wellesbourne for thirty of those years. My children have been educated here and now have moved back to the village with their families. I am involved with various groups in the village and am a volunteer with a national support agency, working in Warwickshire.

• Cllr Prior is Chairman of the Parish Council and of the Community Facilities Committee, and an ex officio member of all WWPC Committees. She is also a WWPC representative to the Neighbourhood Plan team, Wellesbourne Sports Association, the WALC Southern Area Committee and Wellesbourne Matters, and is one of the Parish Councillor trustees of the Wellesbourne Sports & Community Centre.

Mark Keogh-Bywater1

Hastings Ward

Telephone: 07766 748904

75 Willow Drive


CV35 9RX

Mark Keogh-Bywater

I have live in Wellesbourne for 37 years, in which time I have married and helped bring up my two boys, who are now at high school. I grew up in the village, going to the local primary school and then on to Kineton High. Whilst at high school I used to work in the local butchers, A & K Russell, part time.

When I left school I worked for Munster Joinery and then On-Time Automotive where I qualified as a vehicle repair and paint technician. I've spent the last 15 years working for the local water authority, looking after the area's sewage treatment works and pump stations.

I have been on the Parish Council before back in 2004-5 and, at the time, I was the youngest Councillor in Warwickshire and I'm looking forward to serving the community again.


Hastings Ward

Telephone: 01789 841941

34 Hammond Green


CV35 9EY

Dan Barton

The conduct expected of members and co-opted members of the authority when acting in that capacity 

You are a member or co-opted member of the Wellesbourne Parish Council and hence you shall have regard to the following principles – selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.

Accordingly, when acting in your capacity as a member or co-opted member:

You must act solely in the public interest and should never improperly confer an advantage or disadvantage on any person or act to gain financial or other material benefits for yourself, your family, a friend or close associate.

You must not place yourself under a financial or other obligation to outside individuals or organisations that might seek to influence you in the performance of your official duties.

When carrying out your public duties you must make all choices, such as making public appointments, awarding contracts or recommending individuals for rewards or benefits, on merit.

You are accountable for your decisions to the public and you must co-operate fully with whatever scrutiny is appropriate to your office.

You must be as open as possible about your decisions and actions and the decisions and actions of your authority and should be prepared to give reasons for those decisions and actions.

You must declare any private interests, both pecuniary and non-pecuniary, that relate to your public duties and must take steps to resolve any conflicts arising in a way that protects the public interest, including registering and declaring interests in a manner conforming with the procedures set out in the box below.

You must, when using or authorising the use by others of the resources of your authority, ensure that such resources are not used improperly for political purposes (including party political purposes) and you must have regard to any applicable Local Authority Code of Publicity made under the Local Government Act 1986.

You must promote and support high standards of conduct when serving in your public post, in particular as characterised by the above requirements, by leadership and example. 

Registering and declaring pecuniary and non-pecuniary interests 

You must, within 28 days of taking office as a member or co-opted member, notify your authority’s Monitoring Officer of any disclosable pecuniary interest as defined by regulations made by the Secretary of State, where the pecuniary interest is yours, your spouse’s or civil partner’s, or is the pecuniary interest of somebody with whom you are living with as a husband or wife, or as if you were civil partners.

In addition, you must, within 28 days of taking office as a member or co-opted member, notify your authority’s monitoring officer of any disclosable pecuniary or non-pecuniary interest which your authority has decided should be included in the register.

If an interest has not been entered onto the authority’s register, then the member must disclose the interest to any meeting of the authority at which they are present, where they have a disclosable interest in any matter being considered and where the matter is not a ‘sensitive interest’.

Following any disclosure of an interest not on the authority’s register or the subject of pending notification, you must notify the monitoring officer of the interest within 28 days beginning with the date of disclosure.

Unless dispensation has been granted, you may not participate in any discussion of, vote on, or discharge any function related to any matter in which you have a pecuniary interest as defined by regulations made by the Secretary of State. Additionally, you must observe the restrictions your authority places on your involvement in matters where you have a pecuniary or non-pecuniary interest as defined by your authority.

1 A ‘sensitive interest’ is described in the Localism Act 2011 as a member or co- opted member of an authority having an interest, and the nature of the interest being such that the member or co-opted member, and the authority’s monitoring officer, consider that disclosure of the details of the interest could lead to the member or co-opted member, or a person connected with the member or co- opted member, being subject to violence or intimidation.


Councillors' register of disclosable pecuniary interests

The Localism Act 2011 requires councillors to register any disclosable pecuniary interests. The same Act requires these details to be published on a parish council's own website or via a link to the website of its principal authority. Information in relation to Wellesbourne & Walton Parish Councillors can be found on the Stratford-on-Avon District Council website by clicking here.