Councillors and Contact details

Contacting the Council

To contact the Hermitage Parish Council in the first instance please email the Parish Clerk:

hermitagepc@outlook.com

The Parish Council also has a Facebook page – click here to access it. Please note that you do not need to have a Facebook account to view this.

Parish Councillors

Please note: We are seeking new Councillors to join the team. Whilst it is a volunteer role it offers a fantastic opportunity to contribute to the local community. If you are interested please contact the Clerk.

Mr David Brown

David Brown
David Brown

Married with four children who have all attended local schools, I have been a Hermitage resident since 1971.

My interests include walking, music and photography and I have served on the parish council twice, from 2007-2008 and from 2011 to the present.

Contact: david.brown@hermitage.org.uk

Mr Nick Burraston OBE

Details and picture TBC.

Ms Ruth Cottingham, Chair

Ruth Cottingham
Ruth Cottingham

My family and I came to Hermitage in 1990 because it was in the right location and we found a property with a large enough garden. We are still growing our own vegetables, as those of you who suffer from our gluts will know, but I do not manage to find the time to do my share. I still walk with a group I joined in 1972. I have been a member of Hermitage parish council since 2007 and chair since 2008.

Contact: ruth.cottingham@hermitage.org.uk

Mr Oliver Cronk

Oliver Cronk
Oliver Cronk

My wife (who currently manages the Hermitage village hall) and I moved to north end of the village in 2006 and we have put down roots and started a family here. I am a keen cyclist and work in a Technology role for a Professional Service firm.  I oversee this website and the council’s presence on social media and also am one of the administrators of the village Facebook group. I have been a member of the Hermitage parish council since 2016.

Contact: oliver.cronk@hermitage.org.uk

Ms Ann Goldsmith

Details and picture TBC.

Mr Roy Marr

Roy Marr
Roy Marr

Although I’ve been on the council for just two years I have attended as a member of the public for many years. In fact I’ve seen 10 chairmen come and go.

I have been a village hall trustee for 30 years and am chairman of Hermitage horticultural society. I’m a retired design engineer and have lived in Hermitage for 35 years.

Contact: roy.marr@hermitage.org.uk

Mrs Sue Russell

Sue Russell
Sue Russell

I became a Hermitage parish councillor in 2013, having moved to the village in 2011. However I sat on the council where I previously lived so knew what I was letting myself in for!

My interests and hobbies include gardening, home crafts, theatre, family and my dog – not necessarily in that order plus implementing the 2013 parish plan with its aims for the Hermitage community.

Contact: sue.russell@hermitage.org.uk