Patsy Bates

Patsy Bates

Responsibilities: Trees & Greens plus Complaints Committee member

Patsy has lived in Easton on the Hill for 58 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.

Emma Hanson

Responsibilities: 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 and PC Representative for the Priest's House, ICC Check

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. She also enjoys looking after her allotments in the village, come rain come shine. 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 and Trees and Greens

I was born in Cornwall; Spent my formative years in a North London suburb; and my early married life in Kent. Moved from Kent to Easton on the Hill in 1989, for job promotion, and married Paul Cutforth in 1991, when he returned to his childhood village.

Always been involved in community life from time as a teenager collecting a shilling a week from parishioners for the church 200 club. Ran town and boarding school Girl guide Companies for 10 years.

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

Although still a relative new-comer 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.

Jerry Rawlinson

Jerry Rawlinson

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Responsibilities: Vice Chairman, Planning Committee and Traffic Group member, 

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 now welcomes the opportunity to give something back to the Village by serving on the Parish Council.

John Ward


I was born in Easton on the Hill 71 years ago, and married my wife in Easton Church 50 years ago. I was educated in both Easton and King’s Cliffe schools, on leaving school, I worked for 2 local builders and a local farmer before going to work for Stamford Construction operating heavy plant, building new roads and repairing old ones. I was self employed in the building industry for 10 years before moving to Linecross Plastics for 20 years. Then thankfully I retired.

I have had dogs all my life and for over 50 years have walked them up Ketton Drift Bridleway. I have had an allotment on the Westfields site for over 26 years, my wife and I spend lots of time working our plot, health and weather permitting.
I have bred exhibition canaries since I was boy and have been a member of Stamford Cage Bird Society since 1985, we have held our monthly meetings in Easton Village Hall for over 30 years. I am currently President of the Society.

I was a member of the Parish Council in the 1990s on the Trees and Greens committee, and was also Allotment Office. I gave it up due to working shifts at the time and other reasons. I was co-opted back on in 2018 hoping I could make a difference for all residents.

Ian Forman

Ian Forman

17 Western Avenue
Easton on the Hill

0180752196 / 07920658972

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Responsibilities: Playing Fields Working Party and Complaints Committee member

I moved to Easton on the Hill in October 2017, with my wife Karin. We have 2 children, the eldest works in Peterborough and the youngest is at Royal Agricultural University Cirencester studying Rural Land Management. We also have a dog, Lilly and often meet other residents during our dog walks.

My work is based in Peterborough and which also takes me around the country on business.

I recently joined up with Volunteer Action, based in Oundle, as a volunteer driver. This scheme offers lifts to people who are unable to get this kind of support from friends or family, or a reliable local bus service.

My previous job was a farm manager of a large estate in North Norfolk. It was here that I became a parish councillor for Barsham and Houghton Parish Council. This parish is made up of 4 villages and I became vice chairman in 2009.

Now that we have lived in Easton for over a year and I would like to get more involved with what is happening in our local community and have an input on decisions that are made for all the villagers to benefit from. It should also give me the opportunity to meet more people from the community and hear their thoughts and needs. 

Daphne Sharpe

Daphne Sharpe

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Responsibilities: Joint Action Plan Group, Traffic Working Party and ENRMF Liaison Committee

I live in the Western Avenue area of the village. I was co-opted to the Parish Council in January 2019. I previously served on the PC for about five years and didn't stand at the last election.

I am a member of the History Group and the Horticultural and Crafts Society. I am on the management committee of our National Trust property, The Priests House which also houses the village museum. I am a volunteer with Hearing Dogs for the Deaf and look after puppies on a temporary basis.

Debbie Greaves

Debbie Greaves

07456 535368

Responsibilities: Playing Field Working Party

 Debbie Greaves (still known as Debbie Ward by many)

Debbie’s family has lived in the village since her great, great grandparents. She grew up in the village and returned here in 2001, after moving away when she married Simon.

Her own 2 boys will always be her main focus, but she has played a role in the lives of many of the children from the village. She ran the Youth Council when previously on the Parish Council – giving the children of the village a voice. She ran the village pre-school, worked at Easton Garford School, and was an active member of the PTFA.

She remains passionate about supporting local families, and has started running a family activity club in the village hall in the school holidays and is on the Playing Field Working Party as she wants to give local children more opportunities in the village.

Tim Nicol

Tim Nicol

07803 050108

Responsibilities Traffic Working Party

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.


Vacanct position

Due to the resignation of Will Davis, there is a vacant position on the parish council.  A notice will be placed for the position and if someone suitable comes forward the council may co-opt someone in accordance with the co-option policy.