Ronnie is still doing the cricket scoring after 43 years at Shipston Cricket Club. That's 400+ league games and some of the players are grandsons of the players we first met in 1970!
She was last year's Warwickshire Womens indoor Bowls President during a wonderful year of over 20 matches. She still plays bowls at the Norgren (outdoors).
She was delighted to be asked to be President of the Shipston Racing Pigeon Club, taking over from Tony Beard who was the First President when the club was formed in 1972/3.
Ronnie wants to be involved in as many organisations as possible this year so please contact her using the details below and invite her to any of your events!
22 Campden Road, Shipston on Stour. CV36 4DH
After reading Modern Languages at Cambridge I taught abroad, before switching to a career in international merchant banking lasting 30 years and spanning Venice, Milan and the City of London. We moved to Shipston in 2007. I love the variety of shops and pubs, the quirkiness of the townscape, the universal friendliness.
I serve as a trustee of the Shipston Educational Trust, as well as being a member of the Shipston Tourism and Neighbourhood Plan groups. My husband and I are also enthusiastic members of U3A, and I teach two U3A Italian groups.
I am keen that the Town Council should seize and promote every opportunity to adopt spaces where feasible and create pedestrian ‘links’ between one estate and another, and into surrounding countryside – the so-called ‘green fingers’. Likewise I will support initiatives that will enable us to enjoy walking beside the river which gives this town its name!
21 Badgers Crescent, Shipston on Stour, CV36 4BE
The Manor House, Sheep Street, Shipston-on-Stour CV36 4AF
Dan has lived in Shipston since 2004 with his wife and son. Dan is an independent IT Consultant who works with some major organisations internationally. Dan is probably best known in Shipston as the organiser of the Shipston Food Festival. Alongside his work and council commitments, Dan is a keen motorcyclist as well as an enthusiastic cook and baker.
Brian moved to Shipston in 1986, following his appointment as Manager of a Building Societybranch office in Stratford. In 2006, following early retirement, he commenced part time work at the Midcounties Co-op store in Shipston.
He was for many years an active member of Stour Valley Lions. During his time with the Club he served in a number of different positions, including President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Public Relations Officer. In addition, he was for 8 years a Governor at Stratford County Primary School, carrying out the role of Chairman of the Finance Committee. Currently, he does voluntary driving when the opportunity permits.
His leisure interests include clay pigeon shooting, gardening and visiting historical sites.
Following his appointment, Brian has said that one of his key objectives will be to promote improvements to the town’s infrastructure. This is to ensure that existing residents aren’t disadvantaged by the impact of any proposed development plans. He believes anew purpose built medical centre, with suitable parking, is a high priority.
Sheelagh Saunders, born and bred in the town, after a few years overseas studying,travelling and working,currently runs 3 pubs in the area together with her husband Baggy and son Gabriel. She also works part time at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.
76 Donnington Road, Shipston on Stour CV36 4BG
"I live in Railway Crescent in Shipston with my wife Gemma and my two children Charlie and Holly. I was brought up in Shipston and only moved to attend University and for work but returned to set up home to be near family and friends. I work as a Shopping Centre Manager and am responsible for over 250,000 sq ft of retail and office property in Gloucester City Centre owned by Aviva Investors UK. In my spare time, I generally spend time with the family but also enjoy cycling and swimming."
8 Farm Close, Shipston on Stour, CV36 4SB
Martin Ferrier and his wife decided to retire to Shipston in 2011. He was elected onto the Town Council in December 2013. Martin had a long career with IBM, becoming a Distinguished Engineer, and a Fellow of the IET. The town is undergoing significant change and expansion. Martin's aim as a councillor will be to bring his business and technology skills to help the town develop in a sustainable manner. He believes a town council should be open, and responsive to the needs of the town.