Councillors

As a resident of Thame, you are represented by 16 Town Councillors, 3 District Councillors, 2 County Councillors and one MP.  All are members of the community who have been democratically elected to represent the town and its inhabitants. You can find out more information about each councillor below. Should you wish to contact one of your representatives, you can do so using the quick and easy contact form on this page.

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Councillors

  • Adrian Dite – Deputy Town Mayor

    Adrian Dite – Deputy Town Mayor

    Independent - North Ward

    Committees: Ex-Officio on all Committees (TTC)

    Contact Details

    Address: Old Pound Cottage, 46 Wellington Street, Thame, OX9 3BN

    Telephone: 01844 213481

    Email: Adrian.Dite@thametowncouncil.gov.uk

    Appointments to External Organisations:

    Declaration of Interests:

    National Trust Member
    Thame Museum Trustee
    Thame Shed Committee

  • Andy Gilbert – Town

    Andy Gilbert – Town

    North Ward

    Committees: Planning & Environment; Policy & Resources

    Contact Details

    Address: 8 Hazel Avenue, Thame, OX9 2AW

    Telephone: c/o The Town Council - 01844 212833

    Email: Andy.Gilbert@thametowncouncil.gov.uk

    Appointments to External Organisations:

    None.

    Declaration of Interests:

    None.

  • Ann Midwinter – Town

    Ann Midwinter – Town

    Independent - South Ward

    Committees: Neighbourhood Plan Continuity; Planning & Environment (Deputy Chairman); Policy & Resources

    Contact Details

    Address: 16 Ludsden Grove, Thame, OX9 3BZ

    Telephone: 01844 212791

    Email: ann.midwinter@thametowncouncil.gov.uk

    Appointments to External Organisations:

    Thame Good Neighbour Scheme
    Thame Senior Friendship Centre

    Declaration of Interests:

    Thame Welfare Trust
    Thame Branch Poppy Appeal RBL
    President of the Royal British Legion for Oxfordshire
    Board Member – Thame CLT
    St Mary’s Church (Chaplain)

  • Bob Austin – Town

    Bob Austin – Town

    Independent - South Ward

    Committees: Policy & Resources; Planning & Environment; Neighbourhood Plan Continuity

    Contact Details

    Address: 9 Fanshawe Road, Thame, OX9 3LF

    Telephone: 07840 359490

    Email: Bob.Austin@thametowncouncil.gov.uk

    Appointments to External Organisations:

    Citizens' Advice

    Declaration of Interests:

    Chairman of East Thame Residents Association
    Director of Thame Community Land Trust Limited
    National Trust
    English Heritage
    British Museum Friends
    Society of Church Archaeology
    Society of Medieval Archaeology

  • Catherine Jones – Town

    Catherine Jones – Town

    Independent - South

    Committees: Community, Leisure & Recreation; Neighbourhood Plan Continuity (Chairman); Planning & Environment; Personnel

    Contact Details

    Address: 3 Griffin Road, Thame, OX9 3LB

    Telephone: 01844 213947

    Email: catherine.jones@thametowncouncil.gov.uk

    Appointments to External Organisations:

    Cuttle Brook Management Committee
    Music in the Park
    Thame Sports Club

    Declaration of Interests:

    Cuttle Brook Conservation Volunteers (Management Committee Member);
    Romantic Novelists Assocation (Vice President);
    Music in the Park (Committee Member);
    Thame Sports Club Ltd (Member).

  • David Bretherton – Town & District

    David Bretherton – Town & District

    Liberal Democrats - North Ward

    Committees: Community, Leisure & Recreation (TTC); Policy & Resources (TTC); Neighbourhood Plan Continuity (Deputy Chairman - TTC). Community Grants Panel (Substitute) (SODC); Council (Chair) (SODC); Oxfordshire Joint Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee (Substitute) (SODC); Planning Committee (Chair) (SODC).

    Contact Details

    Address: 33 Towersey Drive, Thame, OX9 3NR

    Telephone: 01844 215178

    Email: david.bretherton@thametowncouncil.gov.uk

    Appointments to External Organisations:

    Chinnor RFC
    Sinaia Friendship Association
    Transport Representative
    Thame Youth Projects

    Declaration of Interests:

    Chair – Oxfordshire Buildings Trust
    Trustee – Thame Community Land Trust
    Henley Liberal Democrats

  • David Dodds – Town

    David Dodds – Town

    Conservative - South Ward

    Committees: Policy & Resources (Deputy Chairman); Planning & Environment

    Contact Details

    Address: 3 Gadge Close, Thame, OX9 2BD

    Telephone: 01844 212891

    Email: david.dodds@thametowncouncil.gov.uk

    Appointments to External Organisations:

    Thame Barns Centre

    Declaration of Interests:

    Thame Welfare Trust Member
    Thame Museum Member

  • Helena Fickling – Town

    Helena Fickling – Town

    Independent - South Ward

    Committees: Policy & Resources; Planning & Environment (Chairman); Neighbourhood Plan Continuity; Personnel

    Contact Details

    Address: c/o The Town Council

    Telephone: 01844 213326

    Email: helena.fickling@thametowncouncil.gov.uk

    Appointments to External Organisations:

    21st Century Thame

    Declaration of Interests:

    Church Warden, St Mary’s Church, Thame
    Trustee of Thame Welfare Trust.
    Trustee of Thame Youth Projects.
    Trustee of Friends of St Mary’s Church.
    On the Board of Thame & District Housing Association.
    Trustee Interchurch productions.
    Member of:
    RIBA – Royal Institute of British Architects;
    National Trust;
    CPRE Campaign for the Protection of Rural England;
    SPAB – Society for the Preservation of Ancient Buildings;
    Liberal Democratic Party;
    Amnesty International;
    21st Century Thame;
    Royal Horticultural Society;
    Fawcett Society;
    Art Fund;
    Costume Society;
    Unlock Democracy.

  • Helena Richards – Town

    Helena Richards – Town

    Green Party - North Ward

    Committees: Community, Leisure & Recreation; Neighbourhood Plan Continuity; Policy & Resources

    Contact Details

    Address: c/o the Town Council, Town Hall, Thame, Oxon, OX9 3DP

    Telephone: c/o The Town Council - 01844 212833

    Email: helena.richards@thametowncouncil.gov.uk

    Appointments to External Organisations:

    Health Hub (including Community Hub Pilot)

    Declaration of Interests:

    Co-director of Cosmetic Courses

  • John Howell MP

    John Howell MP

    MP for Henley, Conservative

    Committees: n/a

    Contact Details

    Address: PO Box 84, Watlington, OX49 5XD

    Telephone: 01491 613088

    Email: howelljm@parliament.uk

    Appointments to External Organisations:

    n/a

    Declaration of Interests:

    n/a

  • Kate Gregory – Town, District & County

    Kate Gregory – Town, District & County

    Liberal Democrat Green Alliance - South Ward (TTC) / Thame & Chinnor (OCC)

    Committees: Community, Leisure & Recreation (TTC); Policy & Resources (TTC). Climate and Ecological Emergencies Advisory Committee (SODC); Community Grants Panel (SODC); Council (SODC); Joint Scrutiny Committee (Substitute) (SODC); Scrutiny Committee (Substitute) (SODC). County Council (OCC); Education Scrutiny Committee (Deputy Chair) (OCC).

    Contact Details

    Address: c/o Town Hall

    Telephone: c/o Town Hall 01844 212833 (prefers contact by email)

    Email: Kate.Gregory@thametowncouncil.gov.uk

    Appointments to External Organisations:

    Declaration of Interests:

    Barley Hill Primary School - Governor

  • Linda Emery – Town

    Linda Emery – Town

    Independent - South Ward

    Committees: Community, Leisure & Recreation (Deputy Chairman); Neighbourhood Plan Continuity; Planning & Environment

    Contact Details

    Address: 21 Maple Road, Thame, OX9 2BH

    Telephone: 01844 261064

    Email: linda.emery@thametowncouncil.gov.uk

    Appointments to External Organisations:

    Thame Carnival
    Thame Museum Trust
    Red Kite Family Centre
    Twinning Association

    Declaration of Interests:

    Rotary (Member);
    Inner Wheel (Member);
    Ramblers’ Association;
    Thame Museum (Trustee);
    Chiltern Vale Residents Association;
    Thame & District Twinning Association (Chair);
    Sinaia Assocation (Member);
    Thame Carnival Committee;
    21st Century Thame Committee;
    Mayor’s Charity Trust;
    Thame & District Housing Association (Board Member);
    Barley Hill School (Governor);
    Thame & District Visually Impaired Club;
    Thame Youth Projects Committee

  • Mike Deacock – Town

    Mike Deacock – Town

    Conservative - South Ward

    Committees: Community, Leisure & Recreation; Planning & Environment

    Contact Details

    Address: 3 Bridge Terrace, Thame, OX9 3LU

    Telephone: 07770537858

    Email: mike.deacock@thametowncouncil.gov.uk

    Appointments to External Organisations:

    Thame Barns Centre

    Declaration of Interests:

    Thame Barns Centre - Trustee

  • Mike Dyer – Town

    Mike Dyer – Town

    Conservative - North Ward

    Committees: Policy & Resources (Chairman); Community, Leisure & Recreation; Neighbourhood Plan Continuity; Personnel

    Contact Details

    Address: 10 Swan Walk, Thame, OX9 3JN

    Telephone: 07973440229

    Email: mike.dyer@thametowncouncil.gov.uk

    Appointments to External Organisations:

    Thame Football Partnership;
    NALC (National Association of Local Councils);
    Thame Youth Memorial Trust

    Declaration of Interests:

    Thame Museum Trust (Trustee);
    Thame Youth Memorial Trust (Trustee);
    Mayor of Thame’s Charity Trust (Trustee);
    The Conservative Party (Member);
    The Free Speech Union (Member);
    Thame Museum Trust (Member);
    Thame Football Partnership (Member);
    Thame Historical Society (Member);
    Thame Business forum (Chair) (Member);
    Thame Player’s Theatre Company (Member);

  • Nigel Champken-Woods – Town & County

    Nigel Champken-Woods – Town & County

    Conservative Independent Alliance - North Ward (TTC) / Thame & Chinnor (OCC)

    Committees: Community, Leisure & Recreation (Chairman - TTC), Neighbourhood Plan Continuity (TTC), Policy & Resources (TTC), Personnel (TTC); County Council (OCC); Horton Joint Health Overview & Scrutiny Committee (OCC); Oxfordshire Joint Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee (OCC)

    Contact Details

    Address: 27 Ludsden Grove, Thame, OX9 3BY

    Telephone: 01844 215629

    Email: nigel.champken-woods@thametowncouncil.gov.uk

    Appointments to External Organisations:

    Thame Town Cricket Club
    Health Hub (including Community Hub Pilot)
    Welfare Trust

    Declaration of Interests:

    Trustee - Thame Senior Friendship Centre
    National Trust Member
    Royal Society for the Protection of Birds Member
    The Grand Charity Member
    Oxfordshire County Council

  • Paul Cowell – Town Mayor

    Paul Cowell – Town Mayor

    Independent - North Ward

    Committees: Ex-Officio on all Committees

    Contact Details

    Address: 8 Harrison Place, Thame, OX9 3TB

    Telephone: 01844 218479

    Email: paul.cowell@thametowncouncil.gov.uk

    Appointments to External Organisations:

    Thame Museum Trust

    Declaration of Interests:

    Committee Member Thame Allotments
    Trustee Thame Museum
    Trustee of Thame Youth Project Group

  • Pieter-Paul Barker – District

    Pieter-Paul Barker – District

    Liberal Democrat

    Committees: Cabinet, Community Governance and Electoral Issues Committee (Substitute), Council, Five Councils Partnership Corporate Services Joint Committee (SODC)

    Contact Details

    Address: 10 Charles Drive, Thame, Oxon, OX9 3XU

    Telephone: 01844 212438

    Email: pieter-paul.barker@southoxon.gov.uk

    Appointments to External Organisations:

    Declaration of Interests:

  • Tom Wyse – Town

    Tom Wyse – Town

    Independent - North Ward

    Committees: Planning and Environment; Community, Leisure and Recreation

    Contact Details

    Address: 63 Ludsden Grove, Thame, OX9 3BY

    Telephone: 07935 750914

    Email: tom.wyse@thametowncouncil.gov.uk

    Appointments to External Organisations:

    Thame Shed
    Thame Town Music Festival

    Declaration of Interests:

    Retired Member of Unite Union.
    Member of Stones Close Allotments Association.
    Volunteer for Helen & Douglas House.
    Thame Shed Committee.