Councillors

The Parish Council consists of twelve elected councillors who meet regularly and make decisions as a collective body. In addition a parish clerk and responsible financial officer is employed to facilitate the work of the council as is usually the main point of contact for council business and enquiries. You can find out more about the members below.

Duncan Hatfield

Duncan Hatfield

  • Chairman
  • Old Marston Charities Trust
  • OxClean Organiser
  • Staffing and Standards Committee
  • Website and Social Media

I have been part of  Marston for over twenty-five years. I am originally from Wallingford. I went to Liverpool Polytechnic to study Geography. I moved to Oxford in 1991 to work as a care worker for the health service. After a number of years I moved onto retail work and administration. I currently work in administration. I joined the parish council in 2006 and became Vice-Chairman in 2010  and Chairman in January 2018. I am responsible for organising the annual OxClean litterpick in Old Marston and manage the website, Facebook, Twitter sites and the on-line profile of the council. I am currently the Chairman of the Old Marston Charities Trust, and a member of St Nicholas Parochial Church Council and Mortimer Hall Management Committee.

  • Vice-Chairman
  • Finance Committee Chairman
  • Planning Committee
  • Recreational Grounds, Cemetery and Pavilion Committee
  • Staffing Standards Committee

I was born in Oxford and attended St Andrew’s Primary School and Milham Ford School. I worked in Local Government and then the NHS as the Manager of the Oxford Cancer Intelligence Unit. I moved to Cherwell Drive with my late husband when our three children were small. I now have six wonderful grandchildren three of whom attended At Nicholas Primary and Cherwell School. They all have degrees which has to be a great testament to our local schools!
I retired in 2010. I am a member of the National Trust, take upholstery classes, love reading and gardening and I lunch a lot with friends!
I was co-opted onto the Parish Council in 2010 and am now the Vice-Chair. I really enjoy living in the parish of Old Marston. Let’s all work to ensuring it remains a great place to live.

  • Finance Committee
  • Recreational Grounds, Cemetery and Pavilion Committee (Chairman)
  • Staffing and Standards Committee

Born in Weston–Super-Mare, Somerset, I moved to Oxford in 1952 when my late father Wing Commander John Cox, was posted to Kidlington Airfield. I was educated at Salesian College Grammar School in Cowley and on leaving I took up an editorial position with Pergamon Press in Headington. In 1974 I had a change of direction and joined W. Lucy, an electrical engineering firm in Jericho, here I had two spells of employment ending in 1996. Settling in the village of Old Marston in 1980 has been the best ever move for me. I was accepted onto the Parish Council in 2003 and, if allowed to, I would like to carry on a good while longer.

Peter Williams

Peter Williams

  • Environment Committee (Chairman)
  • Oxford Green Belt Network
  • Planning Committee
  • Staffing and Standards (Chairman)

I have been a resident of the Parish for over forty years. I was a local G.P. and so know the area well and its social and medical needs. Though now retired, my last position was as Chairman of a National Medical Defence organisation, based in London, which served the interests of heath workers throughout the UK. Though I live in the Conservation Area of the village, I seek to represent the interests of everyone in the parish at a time when we are under threat from encroaching developments and burgeoning traffic.

Michael Cadd

Mick Cadd

  • Finance Committee
  • Recreational Grounds, Cemetery and Pavilion Committee
  • Old Marston Charities Trust
  • Oxsrad Committee
  • Planning Committee (Chairman)

I was born in Bristol; in 1939 and moved to Oxford in 1954 when I started a five year apprenticeship with British Leyland Motor Corporation (BLMC) garage in Oxford. I achieved my City and Guilds Certificate in Motor Mechanics and remained with the firm for eighteen months. I then moved to Morris Motors where I stayed for three years. I then started in the garage trade and remained for 30 years. In 1984 I bought The Three Horseshoes Public house in Old Marston with my late wife Jean. I still live in the village. I joined the Parish Council in 2006

Louise Milford

Louise Milford

  • Environment Committee
  • Finance Committee

I have been a resident of Old Marston since 1991 and my three children have grown up here. I originally trained as a nurse in London in the late 1970s. I nursed until my first child was born in 1985. Since 1990 I have worked part time managing a private medical practice. My husband and I very much enjoy living in Old Marston. I volunteer at the library once a month and was co-opted onto the parish council in January 2019. I am interested in local issues and am pleased to give my time to the parish council.

  • Environment Committee
  • Finance Committee
  • Planning Committee

I was born in Oxford and educated at Oxford High School. I went to university in London and worked there for ten years, firstly as a transport planner for the (then) Greater London Council and subsequently as a teacher of Economics and Geography.
I moved back to Oxford when my two daughters were young and have lived in Old Marston for fifteen years in total.
Since my retirement I have enjoyed looking after my garden, my allotment and my grandchildren but I very much wanted to contribute to the needs of the community.
Hopefully having become a member of the Parish Council in the recent election I now will.

Alistair Morris

Alistair Morris

  • Community Forum
  • Environment Committee
  • Parish Forum
  • Recreational Grounds, Cemetery and Pavilion Committee

I have lived in Oxfordshire for most of my adult life and in Marston since 2005. I have two adult children who were born at the JR and went to local schools.  I am a co-founder of Marston Community Gardening Group and a member of St Nicholas Church Environment and Social Justice Committee. I am particularly concerned with environmental issues such as climate change, local nature and the environment. I am keen to support local initiatives on public transport, car sharing schemes, use of renewable energy, tree planting, growing our own food and sharing and encouraging energy efficiency in local homes. I am opposed to excessive traffic and congestion and non-residents unauthorised parking in residential areas.

  • Planning Committee
  • Recreational Grounds, Cemetery and Pavilion Committee

I am originally from Rose Hill but have lived in Old Marston since 2015. I am a mechanic by trade. I am keen to help in the local community and joined the Parish Council to help serve the community.

Charlotte Vinnicombe

Charlotte Vinnicombe

  • Internal Reconciliation Reviewer
  • Environment Committee

I volunteered to become a Parish Councillor to help the Parish Council look after our community.

I have lived and worked in Oxford since 1995 and have lived in Old Marston since 2008. I live with my partner David, and my two children, who were born just up the road in the John Radcliffe Hospital. I have worked for Oxford University for nearly 24 years; my current role is Head of Administration and Finance in the Faculty of Law.

Through my job, I’m very experienced at committee work, and understand the democratic decision-making process that is fundamental to the Parish Council. I have previously chaired the Oxford Conservation Volunteers, helping to organise volunteers and raise funds to support practical nature conservation in the Oxford area. I am currently the chair of the Elsfield Road and Oxford Road Residents’ Association, so I have a very good understanding of some local concerns (particularly relating to through-traffic and parking), and have experience of representing the views of residents in the parish. I am also aware, though, that the role of a Parish Councillor is to represent the whole parish, not just my own immediate area.

I have been a ‘Marston Village liaison volunteer’ for the Oxford Half marathon for the past two years, and I enjoy helping with litter picking and sign cleaning in the village.

As a Parish Councillor, I have also been co-opted onto the Environment Committee – a sub-committee of the Parish Council. I am interested to explore what we can do at a parish level to care for the environment and help prevent climate change.

  • Recreational Grounds, Cemetery and Pavilion Committee

My name is Alan Spence. My family and I have lived in Old Marston since 1983. I am married with three grown up Children, all attended St Nicks and Cherwell School.  I served for 30 years in the Thames Valley Police and was the Community Police Officer here in Marston in 1994/95.  I retired in 2003 and then worked in insurance investigating Fraud. I retired from that in 2016. I have always been involved in the community and most recently I was chairman at Marston Saints. I left the Club in August this year. I remain involved in supporting the local community and have been on the Parish Council since 2018.

Skye Denno

Skye Denno

Hi I’m Skye and in 2017 I moved from Cowley to serve as Vicar of Old Marston. As well as being a priest I’m a mum of three and a wife to Joel. My background before ordination was in Art Therapy and psychotherapy and I’m dipping my toes in Group Analysis starting a diploma next September. I have a love of abstract painting (acyclic on canvas) and am developing a new hobby in gardening. This is my first time on the local parish council and I’m excited to join the team and keen to serve my community further in this way.

Tim Cann

Tim Cann: Parish Clerk

  • Parish Clerk
  • Responsible Financial Officer

I am the Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer for Old Marston Parish Council and have lived in Old Marston all my life. I went to school at St Nicholas Primary School and Harlow School (which is now Meadowbrooke College). Before working for the Parish Council, I worked for  in customer services at B.H. Blackwell for 27 years, then part-time at the local Midcounties Co-op for 10 years. Later I trained and qualified as an Integrative Counsellor, providing therapeutic counselling on a part-time basis at a local prisonfor about 7 years. I am also a Microsystems acupuncturist and run a small private practice both at OXSRAD and the MS Therapy Centre in Milton Park. I have been chairman of OXSRAD for about the last 15 years. When I have time, I enjoy gardening, reading, cycling and art.