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 John Charlesworth
John was born in Congleton and moved to the Parish over 20 years ago. His early career was spent with the Royal Engineers, which took him around the world and provided the training for his working life in the family electrical contracting business, which he has ran for over 30 years.
He believes we are very fortunate to live in such a beautiful area and is keen to keep the best of what we have for future generations whilst accepting the changing needs of the community.
He enjoys the opportunities the Parish provides for his running, now quite slowly, and for spending time with his 4 grandchildren who live locally. His wife Debbie, a keen carriage driver in the past, now maintains a menagerie of cats, chickens, sheep, ponies and a donkey ( Henry) and he assists as necessary.
John assisted with the development of the Neighbourhood Plan, he is deputy chair of Congleton Community Credit Union and remains active within the military community as Chair of both the North West Reserve Forces Employer Engagement Group and East Cheshire ABF The Soldiers Charity Committee.
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 Jacqui Dixon
Jacqui relocated from Lancashire to Cheshire over 16 years ago, first living in Holmes Chapel before moving to Brereton 5 years ago. She has spent most of her career working as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in a local Cheshire Veterinary Hospital. More recently , her role was adapted to suit family life; she is now an administrative assistant within the same Veterinary Hospital.
Jacqui joined the Parish Council in November 2021. She is keen to be involved with all aspects concerning Brereton, especially road safety. She loves living in this quiet, rural community.
Jacqui is married to Roger, and they have 3 very active children! You might spot her out walking the family’s boisterous Border Collie around the parish (chasing a frisbee!) or out with the children on bikes or in the park. When not at home, you will find Jacqui at the gym where she spends her early mornings.
Cllr Steve Fern
Steve was elected to Brereton Parish Council in May 2015. He lived in Brereton for 9 years and has recently moved to Holmes Chapel. Steve 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 11 years being the link councillor with Brereton C of E (Aided) primary school where she used to be Chair of Governors.
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 15 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.