Portishead Town Council
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Town and District Councillors

If you need to talk to one of your ward councillors, their names, addresses and telephone numbers can be found here, along with Register of Interests documents. If you need to find out which Ward you live in click on this link to take you to North Somerset Council's interactive map.

Portishead West Town Council Ward

Sue Mason (Planning Advisory Group Chair; Staffing & Finance Vice Chair; Town Council rep: Portishead Partnership Steering Group for Portishead Children's Centre) - Liberal Democrats


Phone: 01275 849 553 Email: [email protected]

Sue has lived in Portishead for 40 years. Sue is keen to see more investment in Portishead. She supports a new skatepark for the town and wants to see investment in the High Street, she is also campaigning for road repairs on West Hill. Sue says we are lucky to live in a beautiful area and it is vital that we protect it.

View Register of Interests for Sue Mason.

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Robert Bull (Chair of Staffing and Finance Committee; Town Council rep: Parish Wharf Winter Boat Storage) - Portishead Independents

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 01275 843839

Bob is a retired Computer Systems Director for an American Automotive Company. He is married with 2 grown up children and his interests are in football, motor sport and travel.

View Register of Interests for Robert Bull.

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Tanya Slatter (Vice Chair of Staffing & Finance Committee; Portishead Youth Centre; Portishead Partnership Steering Group for Portishead Children's Centre) - Portishead Independents

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 01275 847078

Tanya has lived in Portishead for more than 15 years, is married with two children who attend Gordano School, and is herself a learning mentor in a primary school. One of Tanya’s top priorities will be to engage with the people of Portishead, to find out what they want, and to take advice and suggestions from them on board when making decisions affecting the town.

View Register of Interests for Tanya Slatter.

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Patricia Sterndale (Council Chairman; Planning Advisory Group; Community Matters & Staffing & Finance Member; Town Council rep: Nailsea and District Community Transport) - Portishead Independents

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 01275 847078

I moved to Portishead in 1972 and have watched it change and grow over the years. I worked at British Aerospace as an engineer for 40 years. I am Vice Chairman of the Gordano Civic Society and a Trustee of Nailsea and District Community Transport.

View Register of Interests for Patricia Sterndale.

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Nicola Holland (Town Council rep: Portishead Youth Centre) - Portishead Independents

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 07799062344

Nicola and her family moved to Portishead from Bristol. Her two children are at primary school, while Nicola works as a secondary school supply teacher. Nicola has vowed to ensure all planning applications are scrutinised and the claims in them are correct as she says the town needs protecting, both from over-development and the wrong type of development.

View Register of Interests for Nicola Holland.

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Portishead East Town Council Ward

Caroline Goddard (Vice Chair Staffing & Finance Committee; Town Council rep: Lake Grounds Management Committee; Plastic Free SG) - Portishead Independents

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 01275 847078

Caroline (Caz) has lived in Portishead all of her life and her father used to work at Portishead Power Station. She lives with her partner Nick and their two children. She is MD/Director of two local businesses: an HR company, and a horse livery company. She also sits as a director for two other local companies. Caz’s priorities are communications, and engagement with residents and businesses.

View Register of Interests for Caroline Goddard.

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Paul Gardner (Vice Chair of Portishead Town Council; Community Matters Vice Chair) - Portishead Independents

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 07307168506

Paul has lived in Portishead since 2004 with his family. He is a director of two businesses in the technology sector. Amongst Paul’s priorities are working with residents to create a Neighbourhood plan; Safeguarding Weston Big Wood and installing a Skate and Wheels Park.

View Register of Interests for Paul Gardner.

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Ben Aldridge (Chair of Community Matters Committee) - Portishead Independents

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 01275 847078

Family man Ben is proud of Portishead’s community spirit and has been happy to use his professional skills to support local events. He is passionate about giving the young people of Portishead skatepark, protecting the nature reserve and the local economy. He wants to ensure the Town Council will support all that is essential to the local community.

View Register of Interests for Ben Aldridge.

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Polly Shepperdson (Town Council rep: Twinning Association; North Somerset Citizens Advice Bureau) - Portishead Independents

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 01275 847078

Polly is keen to make local council processes and decision making accessible to residents. She is also committed to ensuring that relevant experts are included in discussions on topics that the council is involved with or invited to comment on. Her particular interests include environment, transport and health.

View Register of Interests for Polly Shepperdson.

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Portishead North Town Council Ward

Tim Snaden - Portishead Independents

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 01275 847078

Tim was born in Portishead with many generations of his family having lived here. Whilst he loves living in Portishead, he feels the town has been neglected and has grown too big too quickly for the infrastructure. His priority will be to use the results of a community survey to put a plan in place for next four years.

View Register of Interests for Tim Snaden.

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Portishead East District Ward Ward

Caroline Goddard (North Somerset Councillor) - Portishead Independents

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Portishead South Town Council Ward

Paul Churchill (Town Council) - Portishead Independents


Phone: 01275 847078

View Register of Interests for Paul Churchill.

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Portishead East District Ward Ward

Tina Mason (Town Councillor) - Portishead Independents


Phone: 07789 608198

Tina has lived in Portishead for almost 20 years with her husband and two sons who both attend Gordano school. She is a chartered accountant and works for a Bristol Financial Services company. She is passionate about getting feedback from residents and ensuring Portishead is a great place to live with facilities for all, meeting the needs of our community.

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Portishead North Town Council Ward

Janet Davey (Town Council rep: Twinning Association; Lake Grounds Management Committee) - Portishead Independents

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 01275 847078

Janet has been involved in a variety of local issues for the past five years and feels strongly about Portishead providing facilities for young people, especially those in the 12-20-year-old age group. Janet says she will fight for people to retain access to the green open spaces in our town. She is also keen to see developers’ S106 money secured and spent on things of benefit to Portishead.

View Register of Interests for Janet Davey.

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Portishead South Town Council Ward

Robert Cartwright (Town Council rep: Gertie Gale and North Weston Allotments) - Portishead Independents

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 01275 847078

Bob has lived in Portishead since 2009 and is passionate about working as part of the community to safeguard our town and fantastic environment for our children and grandchildren.

View Register of Interests for Robert Cartwright.

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Portishead East District Ward

Caritas Charles (North Somerset Councillor) - Independent

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 07881 320 527

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Portishead North District Council Ward

Tim Snaden (North Somerset District Councillor: Chair of Childrens Champions; Scrutiny Panels: Children & Young People, Health Overview; Public Rights of Way) - Portishead Independents

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 07460772224

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Portishead South District Council Ward

Huw James (North Somerset District Councillor: Scrutiny Panels- Adult & Housing; Children & Young People; Strategic Planning & Economic Development;Health) - Liberal Democrats

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 07716902189

Huw James is your North Somerset Councillor for Portishead South. Huw's priorities are getting Portishead back on track through building the Portishead Railway, investing more in our town, and tackling inequalities and climate change on a local level. For further information and topical updates please visit Huw's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/cllrhuwjames/

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Portishead West District Council Ward

Nicola Holland (North Somerset District Councillor) - Portishead Independents

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 07799062344

Nicola is also the North Somerset Council Assistant Executive Member for Community Engagement with portfolio for Town and Parish Liaison and North Somerset Together.

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John Cato (North Somerset District Councillor) - Independent

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 07375 853023

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Portishead East District Ward

Tina Mason (North Somerset Councillor)

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