Your Parish Councillors
Tel: 07713 520245
Tel: 01939 260991
Andrew Johnston moved to the Parish over 25 years ago with his wife and children in order to be near his parents-in-law who were long-time residents in the village. Having lived and worked overseas for many years, Andrew established his publishing company in Wykey and is a Governor at Packwood Haugh School as well as being Chairman of the Parish Council. He focuses not only on the everyday issues but also the wider concerns of the community and will be proactive in adopting measures to actually make a difference and improve the environment and lifestyle in the Parish.
Tel: 07375 701234
Scott moved with his wife Rachel (and their cat Teapot) to the parish of Ruyton XI Towns in October 2015. He is a native of Essex and spent his formative years there before entering the higher education system – obtaining a degree in Physics from Liverpool University and Masters in Medical Physics at Leeds.
His early career was with the NHS, and that’s where he first met Rachel (she was studying and qualifying as a Radiographer) – they worked at the same hospital in west Hertfordshire before Rachel took a job in Cambridge (and they set up their first home in north Hertfordshire mid-way between respective workplaces). They subsequently relocated back to west Hertfordshire when they both changed jobs. Rachel was born in Shrewsbury, and grew up in South Wales, Whittington and Oswestry, so she has a strong connection to this area, to which Scott has become very attached over the last 20-something years as a “visitor”.
Scott currently works for General Electric (the huge American corporation) – previously in their Healthcare division and now with the corporate Environment, Health & Safety organisation (yes – Physics and Health & Safety make him a dazzling dinner guest).
His hobbies include running, kayaking, cycling, reading and music (listening, not playing), and of course home/garden improvements (He has to say that). He is excited to be a councillor for Ruyton XI Towns Parish Council – as a newcomer to the area he thinks it’s really important to contribute to the local community, and is a great way of “integrating”. He is really keen to preserve the essential character of the village whilst ensuring a vibrant and sustainable future.
Tel: 07736 577955
Ryan is 20 years old and has lived in the Ruyton Parish for the last 4 years. He studied locally in Shrewsbury, completing his A-levels in 2016. Currently he is studying German and Politics at Warwick University. His aim is to be an active member of the Parish Council, helping to provide a fresh view on how we can make our parish and community a better place to live. He also feels it is important to hear the views of younger people in the parish and the issues that they face living in a rural area. Having a younger voice on the council is an exciting opportunity and he hopes that over time more young people will join the Parish Council and get involved.
Tel 01939 261762
John served in the British Army and has degrees in Environmental Science and Psychology. He now operates in a Health and Safety capacity within the construction industry. He moved to Ruyton XI Towns around 6 years ago and has come to love the place. He wanted to get to know people better and to get involved in the life of the community so decided to volunteer as a Parish Councillor.
Tel 01939 260451
Robert was born in Ruyton XI Towns; lived on the Cliffe for 6 Years after which his family moved to Wenter for 2 years then settled back home to Ruyton. He was educated at Ruyton Primary School, then Baschurch Secondary School , onwards to Shrewsbury Technical College, and later a Rolls Royce Technical Apprentice, gaining a Higher National Certificate in Electronic Engineering.
He worked at Rolls Royce as an Engineer for the Electronic Maintenance Department. In 1974 he joined Herbert Machine Tool Company as a Specialist Engineer for their CNC Range of Metal Turning Machines, travelling extensively for them world-wide.
Robert retired in 2008. His hobbies include: gardening, caravaning, travelling on holiday to Canada, environmental conservation, Forestry Tree Conservation, wildlife (e.g. Badger preservation in the Drumbles Wood.
He is keen to become involved in the activities for the Village and feels that he can make a contribution for the good of the community. Robert is particularly keen to promote the Safer Roads Group activities, and happy to listen to anyone’s sensible ideas about how we slow down traffic in the village!
Mr Trevor Allison
Tel 01939 260899
Mrs Avi Sanders Royle
Tel: 01939 261262
Mr Simon Gittins
Tel: 01939 260273
All councillors must declare any pecuniary interests when they are elected. Their declarations can be viewed on the Shropshire Council’s website.
There are now two parish councillor vacancies, should you be interested in applying please contact the Clerk Sue Hackett using the Contact Form on this website.