Cllr Andy Lindsay
Andy has lived in Brereton Heath for 14 years and before that, Holmes Chapel for 25 years. He has been a Brereton Parish Councillor for seven years.
He and his wife Carol have three grown up children with one being supported at home. Andy is retired, having been a director of a manufacturing company with factories throughout England.
Andy loves living in Brereton with its peaceful rural nature and would like to keep it that way! He was a core member of the Neighbourhood Plan team. He is currently leading the Connecting Brereton workgroup doing what a parish council can do to improve the infrastructure people use to communicate together for example by broadband and by the footpaths joining our three main settlements of Brereton Green, Brereton Heath and Bluebell Green.
Andy likes walking with a U3A group, gardening and travel to see how and where other people live. When he can get a few minutes to himself, he likes to read historical novels
Cllr Mark Elves
Mark moved to Cheshire in 2006, after living and working in London for most of his life. He has lived in Brereton Green since 2008 and was delighted to be a member of the working group during the early stages of formulating the Brereton Neighbourhood Plan. He considers the plan a key element of the future of the Parish. He became a Parish Councillor at the beginning of 2018.
He retired from the property management industry at the end of 2018. Before moving from London to Cheshire, Mark was head of property management for two prominent firms in the industry, and continued his career securing and managing numerous new developments throughout the North West for a national company until his retirement.
Mark enjoys the quality of life offered by living in Brereton and is committed to making the Parish a place where people can live and work in a healthy environment and can benefit from a strong sense of community. He is presently a member of the Connecting Brereton work group to improve infrastructure in the Parish.
Since retiring, Mark has been able to give more of his time to his work with the Parish Council. He enjoys music, art, and loves to travel. He is a keen cyclist and walker and is planning to follow in the wheel-tracks of the professionals by cycling up the famously tough climbs of Mont Ventoux and the Col Du Galibier in France.
Cllr Steve Bourne
Steve was born in London, but his family moved to Manchester when he was very young, and then to Knutsford, where one of his grandfathers was born. He started work with Barclays Bank at Radbroke Hall in 1974, and then enjoyed a career in developing, implementing and managing information systems for several well-known financial companies. He is now retired.
Along the way Steve has also lived in Mobberley, London, Allostock, Hutton in Essex, and Bishop’s Stortford. The happy years spent working and socialising in this area, and the fact he has close relatives in Holmes Chapel, Sandbach and Middlewich, meant that Bluebell Green in Brereton was the ideal location to move to, when he decided to move ‘back home’ in late 2019.
Steve is an active member of the U3A and enjoys walking, meeting people, and researching his family history.
Cllr Hannah Clews
Hannah is our youngest member and joined the council in 2014, she has lived in the parish all her life and runs her own business from her home in Brereton. Previously Hannah worked in London and Scotland in advertising and wedding planning but says Brereton is home for now. Shortly after joining us, Hannah accepted the role of the council’s representative for the nature reserve, and takes a keen interest in the development of this unique park.
Hannah’s interests, other than running her business, are travelling and jewellery design. Hannah is always happy to help to raise money for charity or get involved with local events and considers herself fortunate to live in such a beautiful place.
Cllr Steve Fern
Steve is Brereton Parish Council’s newest member, having been elected in May 2015. He has lived in Brereton for 7 years and has worked for the last 20 years as a self-employed management consultant. Previously, he worked in the pharmaceuticals industry with two major local employers. His interests include music, flying, windsurfing and keeping fit – he can regularly be seen pacing the Brereton lanes as part of the local running group.
As a keen drummer, he is much involved in the running of the Alderley Edge Festival of Music and Speech. Over the years he has also been involved in major charity fundraising events and has raised much needed funds for The Prince’s Trust as well as other local hospices. He wants to keep Brereton a thriving local community and a great place to live.
Cllr Jill Matusiak
Jill has lived in the parish of Brereton for most of her life and still lives in the farmhouse where she was born! She has served on the parish council for 7 years being the link councillor with Brereton C of E (Aided) primary school. She has been a member of the Governing body of the school for over 5 years being Chair of Governors for the last 2.
She married her husband Bish (Zbigniew) at St Oswald’s Church, Brereton and they have 2 grown up daughters. A garden enthusiast and lover of the countryside she is a keen supporter of the Neighbourhood Plan. She loves all kinds of music but especially likes going to rock concerts!
Cllr Katrina Morphet
A Cheshire resident for over 20 years with 13 of these in Brereton Green, Katrina is proud to have the opportunity to represent the local community.
The skills she brings to the role are in marketing, strategic planning and communications. From her experience of marketing a number of organisations, in particular healthcare, she has developed a resilient and common sense approach to working independently or within a team. Her track record in promoting Oswestry’s Orthopaedic hospital, attending Board meetings and promoting Trust membership and charitable fundraising, sets her in good stead to represent local people.
Katrina is a director of her own marketing consultancy, established 15 years ago, and is married to Andrew. Katrina can often be seen out walking and she enjoys pilates, reading and art history.
Cllr Christina Slater
My Grandparents owned Pear Tree Farm since 1957 and as a child I always used to enjoy visiting; I moved into Brereton in 2016 with my partner, Bodie.
I love living on the farm, we have the farm shop and a herd of Hereford and Dexter cattle but alongside this I work as a freelance graphic designer and event stationery designer. Before this I graduated from Staffordshire University in 2004 with a Graphic Design degree and worked full time as a designer for a few years.
In my spare time I enjoy long walks with our two Springer Spaniels, travelling and spending time with the family.