Bill Cook   

Bill Cook – Chairman

01608 684771

I have lived in Long Compton since 1987 and have participated in a number of its social and sporting groups. Since my retirement last year I have now the time to put something back into the village.

I want to see the village continue to thrive as a community, welcoming new villagers, making provision for our younger families and ensuring that our older inhabitants are able to continue to live here as long as possible. Long Compton is a great place to grow up and live in – our job as the parish council is to make sure it stays that way.

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Lindsay Forbes  

Lindsay Forbes - Vice Chairman

01608 684890                                

I was born and bred in Chipping Norton and lived in Long Compton for over twenty years.  I have always been interested in planning and development issues and now my daughter is at University I have the time to dedicate.

I am currently on village hall committee and strong supporter of village events.

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Colin Stag



Colin Stagg

07973 734575

I moved to Long Compton almost two years ago when I retired from my business.  I would like to see the village develop as a vibrant community with an active social core.  My hope is that the new village website will go some way to achieving this end.                     

I am concerned about speeding traffic and would like to see some proactive measures taken to address this problem.

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Janet Blackwell  

Janet Blackwell

01608 684740

I have been in and around Long Compton since 1971, and lived down in the village since 1992.    My husband died in October 2007, and shortly afterwards I saw the advertisement for a Clerk to the Council, and knowing that I was going to be made redundant at the end of December that year, decided to give it a go.     I retired last December after seven years as Clerk, but not wishing to divorce myself entirely from the Council, decided to stand for election as a Councillor in May, and here I am.   I will do my best to make the correct decisions for the good of the village and its residents. 

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Simon Bing  07912 478317


My wife and I moved to the village 8 years ago, and have two young children, the eldest now at Acorns school. I am the Assistant Farm Manager on a local Estate, and aim to draw on my practical experience of living and working in and around Long Compton to ensure it continues as a thriving working village.   

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Harry Dodds 01608 684606

I have lived in Long Compton for four years but first came to the area in 1973.  I am enjoying my retirement from work as an independent educational consultant, and make a small contribution to village life as keeper of the church clock and as village editor for 'The Link' magazine.  As a Councillor, I am staunch supporter of the Neighbourhood Development plan, and will work hard to resist the efforts of opportunist developers

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 John Foster     01608 684086

My wife Christine and I moved to Long Compton 9 years ago, having spent 30 years in the Windsor & Maidenhead area.   We "Escaped to the Country".   We respect and enjoy living in the Village.  As I have now retired I have some time to devote to Village matters, to help it remain a lovely place to live ...for all.