Councillors’ Details


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Margaret Birkitt
Geoff Cotton
Helen Cumberpatch
Lyn Harley
Graham Lewis
Graham Lockwood
Cynthia McGann
Don Pringle
Martin Westmoreland

Councillor Don Pringle

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Councillor Don Pringle

Don is the current Chair of the Council. Don has lived in Trowell with his wife and family since 1990, their eldest grandchild is about to start at Trowell C of E Primary School in September 2015.
He joined the Parish Council in May 2015, having retired in September last year after 50 years of continuous employment, including serving in the Army for 30 years.
In Trowell we are very lucky to have good transport links to Nottingham, Derby and surrounding towns and villages. We also have great access to a network of paths and countryside. Having joined the Parish Council he would like to ensure that they are maintained, and where needed, enhanced to benefit the current, and future communities of the village.

Address: 31 Nottingham Road, Trowell, NG9 3PF

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Councillor Lyn Harley

Councillor Lyn Harley

I have been a member of the Parish Council since 2003.

Although now retired, as a shareholder, I work two days a week for the family business. I am keen to remain active within Trowell and care passionately about the Parish and its parishioners . I like to walk regularly and we like to travel as much as commitments will allow.

At present I am Chairman of the Finance and General purpose committee and Vice Chairman of the Planning and Environment committee.


Address: 10 Far Dales Road, Briars Estate, Ilkeston DE7 8YL

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Councillor Geoff Cotton

Councillor Geoff Cotton

I have lived in the village since 1988 and am married with two children and two grandchildren. I have worked in a variety of industries, and spent some time as a homecare manager. This entailed working with people in their own home who had dementia.

I look forward to working with the rest of the Council in its endeavours to improve all aspects of village life, and especially the lives of the people who live here.

I am the current vice chair of the parish hall and grounds committee.


Address: 8, Roehampton Drive, Trowell Park, Trowell, Nottingham.

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Councillor Helen Cumberpatch

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Councillor Helen Cumberpatch

I have lived in Trowell since 1991. My two children attended Trowell C of E School where I was lucky enough to help out in the classroom, go on trips and help with ‘Friends of Trowell’ fund raising events.

I have worked at Trowell Pre-school, and ran the local Beaver Scout Group for a number or years. I have also run stalls at the Trowell Christmas events.

Although I now work full time, I want to be involved in the local issues which may affect the future of the village.

I am the current chair of the parish hall and grounds committee.

Address: 233 Stapleford Road, Trowell, Nottingham, NG9 3QE

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Councillor Margaret Birkitt

Councillor Margaret Birkitt

Margaret, and her late husband Keith, came to live in the village in 1988.

Margaret has previously served as Chair and is the current Vice Chair of the Council. She has been involved as a volunteer at the Albany Junior School as a classroom helper.

Margaret has many interests including environmental issues.

Address: 5, Needwood Avenue, Trowell Park, Trowell, Nottingham

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Councillor Graham Lewis

Councillor Graham Lewis 

I have lived in the area since attending Nottingham University from 1977 to 1983. I moved to Trowell with my wife Jill in 1987 and have lived here ever since. Our sons attended Trowell School and the local Beavers/Cubs/Scouts group, where Jill and I both helped out.

After university I worked for Rolls-Royce for 18 years before moving into the IT industry. I ran the UK and French subsidiaries of an American software company, before setting up my own consultancy business. I was lucky enough to be employed in the Construction industry on two of the biggest UK infrastructure projects, building the Olympic Park and building the Thames Tideway Tunnel, both in London.

During this period I became very familiar with how large infrastructure projects are run, and the regulatory and public scrutiny processes they follow. This experience is directly relevant to the challenge of HS2 that Trowell faces. I retired in 2017 and have had the time to re-discover our local countryside and footpaths.

We are very lucky to have kept a rural feel to the parish, but still have good links to local towns. I would like to help preserve and enhance Trowell, and bring my experience to the Council to help deal with the challenges ahead.

Address: 8, Barleydale Drive, Trowell, Nottingham, NG9 3QS

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Councillor Graham Lockwood

Councillor Graham Lockwood

A retired British Telecom Manager, Graham has served on the council since 1999.

Graham is involved with the PC as follows:

Web master, newsletter committee member, parish hall and grounds committee member.

He has a special interest in education, and increasing local democracy and communication.

Email: glockwood96@gmail.com
Address: 22, Hill Rise,Trowell, Nottingham, NG9 3PE

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Councillor Cynthia McGann

Councillor Cynthia McGann

Cynthia joined the council in 2006, she’s married to Rob, they have two children & three grandchildren.

Before having her family, Cynth worked in an office and in various shops, afterwards she trained as an auxiliary nurse, but gave up work because of her disability.  Cynth did voluntary work in a computer training workshop, and taught office & workshop procedures, desk top publishing and NVQ in information technology.

Cynth uses her wheelchair or electric scooter to get around so appreciates some of the problems associated with access and disability.

Address: 17, Barleydale Drive, Trowell Park, Nottinghamshire. NG9 3QS

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Councillor Martin Westmoreland

Councillor Martin Westmoreland

Martin moved into the village in July 2014 with his wife and daughter. Martin was co-opted on to Trowell Parish Council in June 2017.

Martin is an Engineering professional (30  years in industry) and continues to work as an independent engineering management consultant.

Martin has a special interest in the environment and community, he wishes to be involved in issues that affect the Village of Trowell.


Address: 126, Ilkeston Road, Trowell, Nottingham, NG9 3PX

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