Patsy Bates

Patsy Bates


Responsibilities: Volunteer Allotment Manager, Trees & Greens Working Party, Finance Committee, Staffing Committee, Complaints Committee member plus clock winder

Patsy has lived in Easton on the Hill for over 60 years and delivered your post for 31 of them. She has the most experience as a Parish Councillor having been in post for over 30 years. She is married to decorator Martyn, and they have enjoyed being members of our wonderful village community.

Contact details; Address 28, Westfields, Easton on the Hill PE9 3LY, phone 01780751704 or 07742803701, no email address 


Emma Hanson

Responsibilities: Chair of the Staffing Committee, Planning Committee member and Complaints Committee member

Emma Hanson has been an engineer serving with the Royal Air Force since 1984. Whilst serving at Wittering, she moved to the village in 2003 and decided to make the village her base. Since taking up the role of PC She has stated: I have had a greater insight into what the village needs as well as wants. As part of the planning committee I am able to assist with the decision making of developments of people's homes but ensure the core beauty and function of the village is maintained and I look forward to future challenges.

Anne O

Anne O'Grady

10 Sherwood Close

07870 281497

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Responsibilities: Planning Committee member, Trees and Greens Working Party 

Anne lived in Easton on the Hill for 14 years and although she has recently moved a couple of miles away, she is still very involved with village life. Anne has been a Parish Councillor for 4 years and is also a Trustee of the Village Hall, in addition to her responsibilities within the Parish Council. Anne is a qualified teacher and teaches French.

Anne Cutforth

Anne Cutforth

20 Stamford Road
Easton on the Hill

01780480151 / 07761152159

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Responsibilities: Chairperson, plus Village Plan Working Party, Planning Committee member, Staffing Committee member, Complaints Committee member, Finance Committee member

Interests include natural history, especially bird watching and invertebrate ecology, gardening, cooking and many handicrafts.

Although still a relative newcomer to the village, I have always had an interest in all aspects of the village, whether it be historical, environmental or just social, and have tried to play my part in improving many aspects of village life. Now I have more free time, and as there appears to be a need for more councillors, I feel this is a good time to offer my services.

 Experience - Parish Councillor for Easton on the Hill 1999-2005 with one year as chairman of the council.  Easton Parish Council representative for the Northamptonshire Wildlife Trust and still work with them as a volunteer specialising in plant and invertebrate life.  Editor of News and Views for may years.  For about 5 years I was clerk to the Governors of Easton Garford School and Clerk.  Treasurer and Clerk of Works for the Trustees of Garford Educational Foundation.

From 1999, Parish Council representative, then secretary, and currently Chair of Easton Village Hall and Management Committee plus the above council responsibilties. 

Jerry Rawlinson

Jerry Rawlinson

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Responsibilities: Vice Chairman, Staffing Committee, Planning Committee and Village Traffic Group member and Vehicle Activation Devices. 

Originally from Manchester, Jerry joined the RAF and served 16 years as a weapons technician in posts both home and abroad. This was followed by 7 years in the Middle East before returning to the Cambridge area to marry Christine. He then worked for Network Rail as a signals technician before taking early retirement in 2016. He and Christine (Chrissie) looked to find somewhere away from the city life and decided on Easton on the Hill as a place to settle. They were both struck by the friendliness of the villagers and soon made many new friends. Chrissie is a member of the Horticultural and Crafts Society, both are members of the Bowls Club and Jerry has recently joined the widely acclaimed male voice choir “Harmony on the Hill” and is learning to ring the Church bells. He welcomed the opportunity to give something back to the Village by serving on the Parish Council.

Daphne Sharpe

Daphne Sharpe

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RESPONSIBILITIES - Finance Committee, East Northants (North) Joint Action Group, Traffic Working Party and East Northants Resource Management Facility Liaison Committee 

I was born and brought up in Kings Cliffe.  I moved to Coventry after University, and then to Southampton. I moved back to Kings Cliffe when I inherited property there and organised the conversion of a Grade 2 listed barn to my home.  I was a member of Kings Cliffe Parish Council for many years.

I have lived in Easton on the Hill for thirteen years. I was co-opted to the Parish Council, serving for about five years before retiring at the last election in 2015.  I came out of retirement when the Council was in need of new members and was co-opted in January 2019.  I will be standing in the May 2020 election.

I am General Secretary on the committee of Easton on the Hill Horticultural and Crafts Society.

My interests include natural history, gardening and handicrafts.


Tim Nicol

Tim Nicol

07803 050108

Responsibilities Traffic Working Party and Vehicle Activation Devices

Tim chose to live in Easton in 1990 when his job brought him to the area. His wife Joanne has local family connections and they have raised two daughters in the village, now married and moved away.   

His professional career includes 20 years in sales and marketing for Mars Petcare and Mars Food and 15 years in marketing consultancy. In 2010 he was selected to take part in BBC1’s “Village SOS” programme and lived in Tideswell in Derbyshire for a year as “village champion”, launching a project to develop the local food and drink economy. After this “gap year” he developed his hobby of home brewing into a local micro-brewery business, Stoney Ford Brew Co.

Tim has co-ordinated the village gala for 13 years, sits on the Friends of the Church and EATS committees, organizes the church mowing rota, is a member of Harmony on the Hill, the Horticultural Society, the History Group, the Bowls Club, and Stamford Litter Pickers. He is also a Trustee of local cycling charity “Tour de Sands”, raising funds for a local hospice, and was recently appointed as a member of the Independent Monitoring Board for Stocken Prison.


Robin Holwell

Robin Holwell

Parish Councillor

Fairview Farm
29 High St


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I am a village resident and farmer.  I have lived here all my life (over 50 years) and I am the third generation in my family to farm at Fairview Farm (on the east side of the village), after my Grandparents and Great Uncle moved to the village in 1932. With my Great Uncle, Grandfather and Father all having been part of the Parish Council, I also wanted to become a Parish Councillor to try to care for and help improve this village many of us call home.


Due to a recent resignation, there is a notice displayed for residents to request a bye election to fill the vacancy.  If no bye election is called (it would have to be in May 2021) then the council will co-opt to the vacancy as soon as it is possible.  We would love to hear from you!

John Wilson


58 High St
Easton on the Hill


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I have lived in the village since 2012, although Jodie and I did spend 3 years living in the US from 2014 to 2017.  I am originally from Peterborough and have worked for Cummins (Newage Int) for almost 25 years.  I have 2 sone from a previous relationship, both of who live away.  Sam lives in London and works in PR. Jack my eldest son lives in Tokyo with his wife Sachika and my grandson Kaede and granddaughter, Iona.

Prior to moving to the US, I spent 2 years as a director of the family charity, Home Start - Stamford, as part of the Cummins in the Community initiative.  In this role, I lead the strategic development work, creating a long term plan focused on minimising the risk of funding imbalance.  As part of my career in Cummins, I have built significant experience defining long term strategic plans by engaging multiple voices and building management and buy in.   I am a passionate believer in exploring alternatives and ensuring different views and perspectives are explored and understood.  This drives engagement and buy in as well as providing new and alternative opportunities.

 I welcome the opportunity to wotk with the Parish Council, learning and helping to build and shape the Easton of the future. 

 John has joined the Village Plan Working Party and become the new Parish Path Warden. 

Simon Woodman


The Malting
16 High St
Easton on the Hill


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I was born and raised in the village where I attended the Primary School before moving on to Kingscliffe and then onto Oundle Prince William Secondary School.After finishing 6th form I went to work at a local large scale farm.I then went on to do 3 years at an agricultural college.  After finishing that I went back to work on the farm before spending over 10 years working on farms all over the world and finally coming back to the UK in 2006 where I have been doing a variety of jobs from working back on the farm to driving a London bus.Before taking my HGV test and driving lorries on agency work before having 3 years working at Ketton cement before moving on to driving for Royal Mail as a network driver for the national hub taking the mail to all corners of the UK.I still do some farm work in my free time for a farmer in the village as well as some European truck driving for the music and F1 industry.

I'm open minded and think outside of the box with a can do attitude and have lots of local knowledge and contacts.I have many interests including travel, motor sports, machinery new and old and how things work.I was a member of the Horticultural Society committee for about 10 years mainly dealing with the marquee and the show, schedule and the scoring system as well as the printing. 

I'm looking forward to working with the Parish Council and pushing forward the plan of the village. 

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