The current Parish Council was elected in May 2019.
Each Councillors' main areas of responsibility are listed below, although 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 email@example.com.
Douglas Crook (Chairman - Planning, Highways and Finance)
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.
Andrew Raphael (Vice-Chairman - Footpaths and Bridleways)
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.
Benedict Eccles (Communications)
I have lived in the Cotswolds for 45 years and have been in Ampney Crucis for 7 years. I live with my wife (who works at the RAU), my son (who attended Farmors and is now at UCL) and my mother in law (who is a member of the local WI). I work as a chartered psychologist running a specialist consultancy in London. I have always tried to volunteer locally – I have been a Community First Responder, a local charity trustee and a volunteer mentor for local young people. I consider myself to be politically 'independent' and I am a passionate supporter of both Gloucester and Fairford Rugby clubs.
David Fowles (Planning and Highways)
David joined the Parish Council in May 2019 having previously been the District Councillor for the Ampneys and Hampton Ward.
David runs a local sales and marketing consultancy called Cotswold Media which specialises in property marketing. He lives just outside the village with his partner Jane who has her own financial management practice with St James’s Place.
David is passionate about protecting villages from unnecessary and inappropriate development. Whilst on the District Council, David served for 8 years on the Planning Committee and was heavily involved in the development of the new CDC Local Plan.
David’s role on the Parish Council is to focus on the planning portfolio alongside the Chairman and Malcolm Pink and also the delivery of the new Ampney Crucis Neighbourhood Development Plan.
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Tracy Oosthuizen (Youth Programmes)
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.
Malcolm Pink (Planning and Village Assets)
Tony Williams (Playground and Village Assets)
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.
Each parish councillor is required to complete a Register of Members Interests, these can be found on the Cotswold District Council website by clicking here.