Parish Councillors

The current Parish Council was elected in May 2015.

While each Councillor has accepted responsibility for differing areas of interest, residents are encouraged to speak to any Councillor regarding questions or concerns related to the village.

Queries can also be addressed to the Clerk, Mrs Jayne Webster, at

Neil Holt (Chairman)

Neil moved to Ampney Crucis in 1989 and subsequently moved house within the village in 1994. He is married to Sandra, who worked for some years at the village school, and has a daughter (Laura) who grew up in the village. Neil is now retired, having worked for Barclays Bank, the Royal Agricultural College and most recently for international consulting engineers, Halcrow. He is also Treasurer for Ampney Crucis Parochial Church Council.

holt.neil@btinternet.com07885 202050

Douglas Crook (Vice Chairman)

Doug moved to Ampney Crucis in 1999 but, along with his wife Debbie, had purchased a field on the London Road in 1989 which was home to Jack, a Welsh Cob, until his passing in 2014. Doug moved to Cirencester in 1986 when Intergraph relocated from Newbury to Swindon and had a 27 year career with them as he transitioned through the electronic and computing revolution of the 80's, 90's and on until 2011 when an opportunity to leave came along.

Doug has 2 daughters, Josephine working and living in Cirencester and Laura married to Rick and living in Blackpool, which is why he foolishly follows the football clubs fortunes as a season ticket holder.

Doug is still an active Member Nominated Trustee of the Intergraph Defined Contribution Pension Scheme and has been for more than 15 years. While in theory retired, Doug's involvement with commercial and residential properties keeps him busy.

doug@opeltd.com07896 671730

Rosanna Armitage

Rosanna and her family moved to Ampney Crucis in 2000 and are very settled here. She is actively involved in the village fête as well as helping with the playground and the Ampney Crucis Community Trust, on which she is the Parish Council's representative. Rosanna became a Parish Councillor in 2014.

rosannaarmitage@gmail.com01285 850005

David Hardy

David has lived in the locality periodically since 1987 having lived in Latton, Down Ampney, Harnhill and moved to Ampney Crucis in 2009. Married to Jane who works at Ampney Crucis Primary School as a teaching assistant, his 3 girls all attended the village school before moving on to Kingshill and Farmors. He served on the Harnhill & Driffield PCC for 7 years. David farmed locally until 2014 and now works as an independent agricultural consultant - amongst other things!

agrarianmanagement@btinternet.com01285 851510

Tracy Oosthuizen

Tracy has lived in the village since 2004. She was born in Cirencester and has attended local schools in between periods living in South Africa and New Zealand. She attended Ampney Crucis School for a short period in 1976 whilst living with her grandmother in the village. She returned to the UK permanently in 1999 and has a son (Luke) who grew up in the village and is currently studying at Sussex University. Tracy is currently Assistant Head of School at a special school.

tracyoosthuizen@hotmail.com01285 850620

Andrew Raphael

Andrew moved permanently to the area in 2003, having spent much of his childhood and some of his school days in and around Cirencester. He was married in the village church and moved to the village in 2011, with his wife, who's family have lived in the village for many years, and 3 children. Andrew works in Cirencester.

andrewdraphael@icloud.com07770 577043

Tony Williams

Tony was born in the village in 1966 and attended the village school before secondary education at the new Kings Hill and Deer Park schools. In the late nineties he purchased a property in the heart of the village where he now lives with his wife Michaela and his two children, who also attend Ampney Primary School. After a variety of work in Cirencester and the local area he now runs his own business from the village contracting for local councils, schools and sports associations maintaining green areas.

cgs.twilliams@googlemail.com07778 568927