Hello, I am Andrew Burton, I have lived in the village of Bobbington since 2008 and have been a Parish Councillor since May 2019.
I report to back to the parish council on the Community speed watch and Corbett School.
I was appointed District Physiotherapist at Dudley Group of Hospitals in 1981 and moved to Bobbington the following year.
I have been on the Parish Council since 2015 and am the Council representative on the Wolverhampton Airport Consultative Committee.
I am a keen golfer and bridge player.
I have lived in Bobbington since 1999 and have served as a Parish Councillor since 2015. My role on the Parish Council is to update on the Village Hall activity.
I have recently taken early retirement from my day job as Deputy Head of the Quality and Collaboration Unit at the University of Wolverhampton, so I now have more time to pursue my leisure interests that include history and travel.
I have lived in Bobbington for 16 years, with my husband and two daughters who attended Corbett school and are now in their 20s. I have served on Bobbington Parish Council for over 12 years and have enjoyed being Chair for the last 3 years. My day job is Deputy Principal at Birmingham Metropolitan College where I have a range of responsibilities covering corporate services. I am a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and also hold a post graduate degree in teaching.
Hi, my name is Mike Snelson. I’ve been a Bobbington parish councillor since 2015, and am currently serving as Vice Chairman.
I have grown up in the village of Bobbington, living and working on the family farm (based opposite the primary school).
In 2016, I got married to Victoria and we are currently living in Kingswinford with our young daughter.
Although I am not currently living in Bobbington, I am still in the parish everyday either working on the farm or running my own business retailing firewood.
I would like to think I bring a lot of local knowledge to the parish meetings and wish to help Bobbington to continue to be the beautiful and friendly parish it always has been.
If you have anything you think I may be able to help you with, or would like me bring something up at the next meeting for you, feel free to pop in and see me at Salters Hall Farm (I’m never far away). Failing that, you may find me in the Red Lion Bar!
I grew up in Cheshire and moved to Sedgley in 1984. I have lived in Bobbington with my wife since 2014 and have been a Parish Councillor since May 2019. My main responsibility is to report back information from the Police Authority.
I retired from my job in 2017 as an Assistant Headteacher in a secondary school, where my responsibilities included being the Safeguarding Lead and SENCO. In my leisure time I enjoy travelling and family tree research.
How to become a councillor
A parish council is the tier of local authority closest to its community as it elects representatives from within that community. Parish councils are democracy on your doorstep. Anyone can stand as a candidate provided they meet the qualification requirements or you can find out more by contacting the local borough electoral services department.
You should be:
- Aged over 18.
- A British, Commonwealth citizen, or Euro-national citizen (who is a registered elector)
- Resident for 12 months prior to the day of election – either in the parish or within 3 miles of the boundary.
- Occupied land or premises for 12 months as owner or tenant – either in the parish or within 3 miles of the boundary
- Had a principal place of work – either in the parish or within 3 miles of the boundary.
You cannot become a councillor if:
- You hold a paid office with the council.
- If you are subject to a bankruptcy restrictions order or an interim order creates disqualification which dates from the judgement or execution and generally ends one year after the relevant order is made.
- If you have within five years before the election or since election been convicted in the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man of any offence and been sentenced to not less than three months imprisonment (whether suspended or not) without the option of a fine.
- Imprisonment probably includes any type of custodial sentence.
- This disqualification begins when the ordinary period for making an appeal is finally dismissed or abandoned or fails for want of prosecution.
You can get further information from the Staffordshire Parish Councils’ Association.