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.

Councillors

  • Adrian Dite – Town

    Adrian Dite – Town

    Independent - North Ward

    Committees: Community Services; Corporate Governance; Environment & Assets (Chairman); Personnel

    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:

    None.

    Declaration of Interests:

    Member of National Trust
    Thame Museum Trustee
    Thame Shed Committee

  • Andy Gilbert – Town Mayor

    Andy Gilbert – Town Mayor

    Independent mind – business head – community heart - South Ward

    Committees: Ex-Officio on all Committees.

    Contact Details

    Address: 8 Hazel Avenue, Thame, OX9 2AW

    Telephone: 01844 698792 / 07900 897812

    Email: Andy.Gilbert@thametowncouncil.gov.uk

    Appointments to External Organisations:

    None.

    Declaration of Interests:

    None.

  • Catherine Jones – Town

    Catherine Jones – Town

    Independent - South Ward

    Committees: Community Services; Environment & Assets (Deputy Chairman); Planning

    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

    Declaration of Interests:

    Cuttle Brook Conservation Volunteers (Management Committee Member);
    Friend of Thame Players;
    Social Member Thame Sports Club Limited;
    Vice President of the Romantic Novelists Association;
    Thame Sports Club Limited (Councillor Representative);
    Music in the Park (Councillor Representative)

  • David Bretherton – Town & District

    David Bretherton – Town & District

    Liberal Democrats - South Ward

    Committees: Community Services; Corporate Governance (Deputy Chairman); Environment & Assets. See SODC's website for District Council Committee Membership.

    Contact Details

    Address: 33 Towersey Drive, Thame, OX9 3NR

    Telephone: 01844 215178

    Email: david.bretherton@thametowncouncil.gov.uk

    Appointments to External Organisations:

    Thame Youth Projects Group
    Chinnor RFC
    Thame Remembers
    Sinaia Friendship Association
    Transport Representative

    Declaration of Interests:

    Chair – Oxfordshire Buildings Trust
    Trustee – Thame Community Land Trust
    Member – Henley Constituency Liberal Democrats
    Member – Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway
    Member – National Trust
    Member – Thame Museum Trust
    Council Representative – Chinnor Rugby Club

  • David Dawson – Deputy Town Mayor

    David Dawson – Deputy Town Mayor

    Green Party - South Ward

    Committees: Ex-Officio on all Committees.

    Contact Details

    Address: 7 Park Terrace, Thame, OX9 3HZ

    Telephone: c/o The Town Council - 01844 212833

    Email: info@thametowncouncil.gov.uk

    Appointments to External Organisations:

    None.

    Declaration of Interests:

    Steering Committee – Thame Green Living
    Trustee – London Gay Men’s Chorus

  • David Dodds – Town

    David Dodds – Town

    South Ward

    Committees: Corporate Governance; Planning

    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:

    Member - Thame Welfare Trust
    Member - Thame Museum
    Council Representative: Thame Barns Centre

  • Helena Fickling – Town

    Helena Fickling – Town

    Independent - South Ward

    Committees: Corporate Governance; Environment & Assets; Planning (Chairman); 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 Partnership

    Declaration of Interests:

    Church warden St Mary’s Church Thame
    Trustee Thame Welfare Trust
    Trustee Thame Youth Projects Group
    Trustee Friends of St Mary’s Church Thame
    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
    European Movement

  • Helena Richards – Town

    Helena Richards – Town

    Green Party - North Ward

    Committees: Corporate Governance; Environment & Assets; Planning

    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:

    None.

    Declaration of Interests:

    Director Cosmetic Courses, Princes Risborough, Bucks

  • Hilary Dollman – Town

    Hilary Dollman – Town

    Liberal Democrat - TTC South Ward

    Committees: Community Services; Environment & Assets

    Contact Details

    Address: c/o Town Hall

    Telephone: c/o The Town Council - 01844 212833

    Email: info@thametowncouncil.gov.uk

    Appointments to External Organisations:

    Thame Good Neighbour Scheme

    Declaration of Interests:

    Music in the Park (Committee Member / Trustee);
    Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust (Member);
    Liberal Democrats (Member);
    St Mary’s Church, Thame (Member);
    Thame Twinning Association (Member);
    Spectrum Watercolour Group, Long Crendon

  • 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 – District & County

    Kate Gregory – District & County

    Liberal Democrat

    Committees: See SODC's website for District Council Committee Membership, and OCC's website for County Council Membership.

    Contact Details

    Address:

    Telephone:

    Email: kate.gregory@southoxon.gov.uk

    Appointments to External Organisations:

    n/a

    Declaration of Interests:

    See SODC's website for District Council Register of Interests, and OCC's website for County Council Register of Interests.

  • Linda Emery – Town

    Linda Emery – Town

    South Ward

    Committees: Community Services (Deputy Chairman); Environment & Assets; Planning

    Contact Details

    Address: 21 Maple Road, Thame, OX9 2BH

    Telephone: 01844 261064

    Email: linda.emery@thametowncouncil.gov.uk

    Appointments to External Organisations:

    Red Kite Family Centre
    Thame Carnival Committee
    Thame Museum Trust

    Declaration of Interests:

    Rotary (Member);
    Inner Wheel (Member);
    Ramblers’ Association;
    Thame Museum (Trustee);
    Chiltern Vale Residents Association;
    Thame & District Twinning Association (Chair);
    Sinaia Association (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;
    Red Kite Family Centre (Councillor Representative)

  • Martin Baines – Town

    Martin Baines – Town

    Liberal Democrats - North Ward

    Committees: Environment & Assets; Planning (Deputy Chairman)

    Contact Details

    Address: 42 Aylesbury Road, Thame, OX9 3AW

    Telephone: c/o The Town Council - 01844 212833

    Email: info@thametowncouncil.gov.uk

    Appointments to External Organisations:

    Thame Barns Centre

    Declaration of Interests:

    None.

  • Mike Dyer – Town

    Mike Dyer – Town

    Conservative - North Ward

    Committees: Community Services; Corporate Governance (Chairman); Personnel

    Contact Details

    Address: 10 Swan Walk, Thame, OX9 3HN

    Telephone: 07973 440229

    Email: mike.dyer@thametowncouncil.gov.uk

    Appointments to External Organisations:

    Thame Business Forum
    Thame Youth Memorial Trust
    Thame Football Partnership
    Thame Remembers

    Declaration of Interests:

    Thame Museum Trust (Trustee);
    Thame Youth Memorial Trust (Trustee);
    Mayor of Thame’s Charity Trust (Trustee);
    Thame Football Partnership (Councillor Representative);
    Thame Youth Memorial Trust (Councillor Representative);
    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

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

    Committees: Community Services; Corporate Governance; Environment & Assets. See OCC's website for County Council Committee Membership.

    Contact Details

    Address: 27 Ludsden Grove, Thame, OX9 3BY

    Telephone: 01844 215629

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

    Appointments to External Organisations:

    Thame Welfare Trust
    Thame Senior Friendship Centre
    Thame Cricket Club
    Friends of Elms Park

    Declaration of Interests:

    Thame Senior Friendship Centre (Trustee);
    National Trust (Member);
    Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (Member);
    The Grand Charity (Member);
    Institute of Advanced Drivers (Member);
    Thame Town Cricket Club (Councillor Representative);
    Friends of Elms Park (Councillor Representative);
    Thame Welfare Trust (Councillor Representative)

  • Paul Cowell – Town

    Paul Cowell – Town

    Independent - North Ward

    Committees: Community Services (Chairman); Corporate Governance; Environment & Assets; Personnel

    Contact Details

    Address: 8 Harrison Place, Thame, OX9 3TB

    Telephone: c/o The Town Council - 01844 212833

    Email: paul.cowell@thametowncouncil.gov.uk

    Appointments to External Organisations:

    Thame Museum Trust

    Declaration of Interests:

    Trustee - Thame Youth Projects Group
    Trustee - Thame Museum
    Committee Member - Thame Allotments

  • Paul Swan – Town

    Paul Swan – Town

    Independent - North Ward

    Committees: Corporate Governance; Planning

    Contact Details

    Address: c/o Town Hall, High Street, Thame, OX9 3DP

    Telephone: c/o The Town Council - 01844 212833

    Email: paul.swan@thametowncouncil.gov.uk

    Appointments to External Organisations:

    None

    Declaration of Interests:

    Labour Party Member;
    Member of Trade Union: Unison (MIP Health);
    National Trust Member

  • Pieter-Paul Barker – District

    Pieter-Paul Barker – District

    Liberal Democrat

    Committees: See SODC's website for District Council Committee Membership.

    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:

  • Sue McGarry – Town

    Sue McGarry – Town

    Independent - North Ward

    Committees: Community Services; Corporate Governance; Planning

    Contact Details

    Address: Thame, Oxon, OX9 3DP

    Telephone: 01844 212833

    Email: sue.mcgarry@thametowncouncil.gov.uk

    Appointments to External Organisations:

    Declaration of Interests:

    Governor at St Joseph's Catholic Primary School until 31/08/24.