YOUR PARISH COUNCILLORS IN MICHAELSTOW:
Jem Marshall: Chairman
I grew up in Michaelstow before leaving for college in 1981.
I subsequently lived in Wadebridge for 20 years & returned to the family home following my mother’s passing in 2007.
I can’t get excited about politics at any level, but joined the council as a true local to do my bit to maintain Michaelstow as a great place to live.
I have worked for Mole Valley Farmers since 1987.
Anthony O’B ffrench Blake
I am a co-opted Councillor. I am a former diplomat who was raised in Cornwall to the age of 17 and returned here 16 years ago. My concern is to protect and promote the integrity and values of a rural community in the face of a population of which 89% are now urban dwellers.
I am an an accountant and entrepreneur who moved to Michaelstow in 2012 with my family after many years holidaying in the area and deciding to move here permanently. The strong community spirit here is one of the reasons we chose the village, and by getting involved I hope to help keep that spirit alive for many more years.
Has been a commercial horticulturalist all of his working life, running Michaelstow Nurseries for the last 25 years. He has very little spare time as a result but chooses to give some of it to the community of Michaelstow through his voluntary membership of the parish council.
E.W. Button & Son is a farming business producing potatoes, blueberries and cereals in Michaelstow and other places in North Cornwall. Andrew Button and his wife Jean, are at the heart of many fundraising activites in the parish. Cllr. Button stood down from the chair recently and his primary concern is Michaelstow Church, for which he is setting up a ‘Friends’ organisation to help with maintaining the building’s integrity and use into the future.
Simon Mitchell Dipl. HE, BA(Hons), Cert.Ed.FE. (Parish Clerk)
Simon Mitchell is paid as clerk for the parishes of Michaelstow (4 hours a week) and St Tudy (8 hours a week). He lives in Fentonadle and also writes and publishes books and websites. He is a keen gardener and permaculturalist who likes making things. He has a background in voluntary community activity, mostly in Lostwithiel and Bodmin.