Councillors' Registers of Interests


Name: Cllr Simon Yates

Ward: Town

01684 830068


Belmont, Coombe Green, Birtsmorton, WR13 6AN

"I am Simon Yates, baker and father of one daughter. I have lived and worked in Upton upon Severn for nearly 30 years and joined the Town Council early in the new millennium. Over the years I have chaired many committees and served 5 years as Deputy Mayor. I am always available to chat to residents, whether on the phone, at home or more likely in one of the local hostelries."

Ex-officio member of all Committees, Planning Committee Chairman

Deputy Mayor

Name: Cllr Henrietta Ross

Ward: Longdon Heath

07811 308246


1 Bromley Court,
Welland Road,
Upton upon Severn,

Open Spaces and Cemetery Committee, Planning Committee, Staffing Committee (Chairman), Sport and Recreation Task & Finish Group


Name: Cllr Peter Webb

Ward: Hook

01684 594552


Flat 4, Old Hall
Rectory Road,
Upton upon Severn,

Planning Committee, Additional Moorings Task and Finish Group, Traffic Management Task and Finish Group

Name: Cllr Angela Conway

Ward: Longdon Heath

01684 593719


24 Old Street,
Upton upon Severn,

"I joined the Council because I am passionate about the town of Upton and as a trader felt that I could give a voice to other traders and residents alike. My location means that locals can pop in with their concerns knowing they will be passed on to the Council. Equally, feedback from tourists is very important. I have owned a gift shop in Old Street for 5 years - prior to which I've had many different careers: foster carer (for 15 years), Assistant Promotions Editor for Vanity Fair, Assistant Fashion Editor for TV Times, Nursing Assistant in the States to name but a few."

Planning Committee

Name: Cllr John Thompson

Ward: Town

01684 592035


18 Riverside Close,
Upton upon Severn,

"I joined the Town Council in 1998. My wife, Deirdre, and I moved to Upton from Holland in 1980 and subsequently had two children, both of whom were educated at Upton Primary and Hanley Schools. I originally qualified as an electronics engineer in the 1960s but from 1974 until 2013 I worked as a Technical Author for several organisations in The Netherlands, Hampshire and Cheltenham."

Finance & Assets Committee, Planning Committee, Community Development Committee, Staffing Committee

Name: Cllr Andrea Morgan

Ward: Town

01684 592405


48 Gardens Walk,
Upton upon Severn,

Open Spaces and Cemetery Committee, Sport and Recreation Task & Finish Group

Name: Cllr Andrea Oliver

Ward: Hook

01684 593180


24 Gardens Walk,
Upton upon Severn,

Name: Cllr Debbie Collings

Ward: Town

07985 178398


7 Dunns Lane
Upton upon Severn

Name: Cllr Graham Francis

Ward: Town

01684 594931


20 Berrows Court,
Upton upon Severn,

"As a newcomer to both the town and the Council, I am hoping that my previous experience and knowledge gained as a Wiltshire County Councillor and Marlborough Town Councillor will prove a useful asset when debating problems in Upton upon Severn. My ambition is to improve facilities for the disabled and the elderly to enjoy the same services as everyone else in the town especially for them to have the opportunity to attend Council meetings and have their say in matters pertinent to their needs."

Open Spaces and Cemetery Committee (Vice Chairman), Planning Committee (Vice Chairman), Staffing Committee (Vice Chairman)

Name: Cllr Rosemary Webb

Ward: Longdon Heath

01684 594552


Flat 4 Old Hall,
Rectory Road,
Upton upon Severn,

"I joined the Council because, although not living here permanently until fifteen years ago, I have had strong links with the town for over forty years and have always felt a great affinity with, and affection for the town. I have also been involved in various organisations, including Upton Tourism and Trade, Upton in Bloom and the Youth Club. I was brought up on the West coast of Scotland and Jersey in the Channel Islands, where I ultimately held the position of Sales Manager for Avis, gaining a great deal of experience in tourism on an international level. Immediately before living in Upton, I spent about ten years in Greece, jointly running a tourist-related catering business. My childhood and subsequent professional life has always been strongly linked, one way or another, to tourism. I feel privileged to be a Town Councillor and would like to be able to contribute to maintaining the reputation of Upton upon Severn and the well-being of its residents and businesses to the best of my ability."

Planning Committee, Additional Moorings Task & Finish Group

Name: Cllr Shirley Dobbin

Ward: Town

01684 591557


The Penthouse,
Welland Court,
Welland Court Lane,
Upton upon Severn,

"I worked for over 15 years on the railway starting my career in London, my background has been mostly Customer Service. I moved to Upton upon Severn 6 years ago as my husband was relocated through work, we have 2 children. I am currently working as a Teaching Assistant at Upton Primary School. I have done voluntary work for the National Childbirth Trust and the Friends of Upton Primary School where I was chairperson for 3 years. I am a committee member of the Hot Peppers WI. I joined the Council in 2015 and believe that I can make a difference - one of my priorities is to help make our park a better place for the people and visitors of Upton. I would like to work closely with the Upton traders and other local bodies."

Open Spaces and Cemetery Committee, Community Development Committee (Vice Chairman), Sport and Recreation Task & Finish Group

Name: Cllr Betty Williams

Ward: Town

01684 594943


43 Old Street,
Upton upon Severn,

"I started work in the town in 1955 and have lived in the same house in Old Street since 1963. I first became interested in Council around 1979 joining the then Upton Parish Council in the early 1980s and was the first female in the history of the Council to be elected Chairman. I was elected to MHDC in 1993 and finished as Chairman in 1999. After a rest away from Council, I joined the Town Council in 2013 and became Chairman of the Open Spaces and Cemetery Committee."

Open Spaces and Cemetery Committee (Chairman), Finance & Assets Committee, Planning Committee, Community Development Committee (Chairman), Additional Mooring Task & Finish Group

Name: Cllr Neil Baldwin

Ward: Longdon Heath

01684 491307


Mews Lodge, The Eades,
Monsell Lane,
Upton upon Severn,

"My family and I moved to Upton upon Severn in 2011 having spent some time in London. I am Worcestershire born and bred and indeed my paternal ancestry hail from Castlemorton. It is important to me to retain those traditional links but I also believe in working towards the future because I consider the consequences of what we do now lie with the next generation. I am trained as a Lloyd’s of London insurance underwriter and also manage various family property interests. Therefore I take a keen interest in financial and planning related matters which will hopefully mean I can serve our community effectively."

Planning Committee, Community Development Committee, Open Spaces and Cemetery Committee

Name: Kerry Laughton-McConnon

Ward: Town

07849 055144


c/o The Memorial Hall
8 Old Street
Upton upon Severn

Open Spaces and Cemetery Committee, Finance and Assets Committee and Community Development Committee

Name: Vacancy

Ward: Town

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