Casual vacancies on the Parish Council

Vacancy 1. (Following resignation of Cllr Bob Edwards). No by-election called so Council can co-opt.
The Council is re-opening applications for this vacancy. The deadline for receipt of applications is now 9pm on 24.09.2023.
Vacancy 2. Following resignation of Cllr David Spicer.
Electors can request a by-election within the 14-day statutory period ending on 26th Sept. If no election is called, then the Council will be able to co-opt to fill this seat. 
Vacancy 3. Following resignation of Cllr Alyson Lister.
Electors can request a by-election within the 14-day statutory period ending on 26th Sept. If no election is called, then the Council will be able to co-opt to fill this seat. 

Meet your Parish councillors

Your councillors hope that you will reach out to them on matters that you are concerned about.  You can can view the latest agenda and the last year of minutes here, agendas are also published on notice boards around the parish.

Below you will find details of who your parish councillors are, how to contact them, and links to their register of personal interests. The document below shows which councillors represent the Council on various Committees, Working Groups, etc.

Councillor representatives (updated Dec 2022).

Trevor Allison

Tel 01939 260899

View Trevor Allison’s register of interest here.

Trevor is our longest serving parish councillor and has a wealth of accumulated local knowledge. He is our local expert on all things related to rights of way, and is  also the Walking Environment Secretary with the Shropshire Ramblers. 

 Tamarin Bibow


View Tamarin Bibow’s Register of Interests here. 

Tamarin is an accountant and local business owner. She was co-opted to the parish council in 2022.

Tamarin owns a local residential care home, specialising in the residential care and rehabilitation of vulnerable adults in Shropshire. 

Prior to moving home to Shropshire, Tamarin spent 15 years in the City as Head of Investor Relations for a number of FTSE-100 and FTSE-250 companies. Prior to that, Tamarin was a chartered accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers and Old Mutual, in London.

Tamarin graduated from King’s College London. Her previous charitable and volunteer activities included: The Prince’s Trust, Business in the Community, and Farm Africa. She is also a governor of St John the Baptist and Bomere Heath school Federation.

Tamarin was raised and educated in Shropshire.

She and her family moved to Ruyton XI Towns in 2020 where she, her husband and three children (and two dogs) enjoy the local amenities and wonderful walks on the Cliffe. 

Scott Denyer

Tel: 07375 701234

View Scott Denyer’s Register of Interests here.

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.

View Mervyn Eyles’ Register of Interests here.

Mervyn and his wife Wendy moved to Ruyton at the end of 2015 when he retired from an IT career based in the Home Counties. His last employment was at Honda UK where he was a Project Manager for the outsourcing of IT services and the relocation of the HQ to Bracknell.

After being office-based Mervyn is spending more time outdoors in retirement. He volunteers as a Ranger at the National Trust’s Attingham Park. He has also pursued an interest in archaeology and joined two digs at Shrewsbury Castle and three at Attingham Park. Events of 2020 have seen Mervyn and his wife walking and cycling the footpaths, bridleways and roads of Ruyton and the neighbouring parishes.

Mervyn and Wendy have three sons and their first grandchild arrived last year.

Robert Hamlett

Tel: 07980 089197

View Robert Hamlett’s Register of Interests here.

Robert is a farmer and agricultural contractor who runs his business in Ruyton XI Towns with his father. Robert was born here, and his family have always lived in the village, and therefore Robert went to the Primary school in the village and subsequently to Corbett school. For his further education he went to Reaseheath College. Robert lives here with his young family. He is very passionate about the village having been so immersed in village life and wishes to bring new ideas and vibrancy to the wonderful village especially with rural issues.

Nick Kynaston

Contact details TBC


All councillors must declare any pecuniary interests when they are elected. Their declarations can be viewed on the Shropshire Council’s website.