Councillor Details

Huw Ellis


01691 650450


Steve West-Wynn

(Vice Chairman)

01691 657762


Sue Crow 01691 655385


Robert Macey 01691 662615


David Lloyd MBE 01691 661315


Erica Morgan 01691 680277


Simon Westwood Bate
Craig Emery 01691 661779


Michael Keeling 01691 654356


Tony Broom 01691 650557


Amy Britner 07411541741


Michael McKenna MBE 01691 670441


Nigel Harness 07791 240033


Anthony Bird 01691 662895


Alison Whitelaw




Huw Ellis  – (Chairman) 01691 650450

Huw moved to Pentre Wern in 1997. His farming career has taken him to Australia and New Zealand, Pembrokeshire and South Buckinghamshire. A Nuffield Farming Scholarship enabled him to visit Austria, Finland and Holland to gain a fuller understanding of the interaction of farming with the wider community through milk production. Prior to settling in Gobowen he was involved with the running of the farming activities of The National Society For Epilepsy for some 15 yrs.

Sue Crow

01691 655385 email

I have lived in Gobowen most of my life, I went to Gobowen School I have been a Parish Councillor for about 30 years. I also served a term as a Borough Councillor. I was Clerk to St Martins Parish Council for 17 years. I retired 2 years ago.

I have three grown up children and two granddaughters who take up a fair amount of my spare time. I enjoy doing Suduko puzzles and reading the paper every day.

Erica Morgan 01691 680277

Born in the West Midlands Erica met her husband at North Shropshire Polytechnic.  She moved around Lancashire and Scotland and worked as a computer graphics studio manager until settling down in Selattyn close to her husband’s family in Chirk.

Erica and David have two children aged 16 (at WNSC) and 15 (at The Marches). Erica has been involved with her local pre-school and parents and toddler groups. She chaired the Oswestry Racecourse Management Association for four years during which time the Association completed a number of environmental and visitor information projects and continues to be a member.

Erica has been a Parish Councillor since 2004 and has found the experience most interesting and worthwhile.

She is a member of several parish sub committees, Shropshire Raynet a voluntary emergency communications response group, Vyrnwy valley riding club and Oswestry full bore shooting club.

Erica works part time as the extended school co-ordinator for both Trefonen and The Meadows Primary Schools and as Parent Support Advisor and governor at Trefonen. As well as working as the administrator for the local school cluster – Education Improvement Partnership and she is also a lead reiner and treasurer for a local Riding for the Disabled group once a week.

Any spare time is usually spent walking the dog and tidying the house and garden!

Robert Macey   01691 662615 (Shropshire Council Councillor)

Having grown-up in Oswestry, Robert went on to study at Chester University before marrying Katie, an Assistant Headteacher at a local school and moving to Gobowen, to setup their first home together.

He currently works as a marketing and communications consultant with corporate and voluntary organisations. Robert has been involved with voluntary groups since an early age including local swimming clubs and others. He is currently serving with some local groups and committees in addition to his role as a parish councillor.

David G Lloyd MBE

A former Chairman of the Parish Council is also member, Vice-chairman and Speaker of Shropshire Council and a former Leader of Oswestry Borough Council.

During the 1990s he served as a member of the West Midland Regional Health Authority before being appointed Chairman of Shropshire District Health Authority.

An agricultural journalist and broadcaster, he is a Fellow of the Royal Agricultural Societies, a Fellow of the Guild of Agricultural Journalists and also holds a Silver Medal awarded by the International  Federation of Agricultural Journalists, He is a Honorary Life Governor of the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society.

An active supporter of the voluntary sector, he established the Oswestry Support Group of what is now the Severn Hospice during his year as Mayor of the Borough of Oswestry and is currently Church Warden of All Saints Parish Church, Gobowen.

Steven West Wynn (Vice Chairman)   01691 657762

On leaving Oswestry Boys Modern School at the age of 16 he joined a local firm of Architects and Surveyors, working and training with them for 5 years, then moving to a similar company working in London for a further 6 years.

Between then and approximately 12 months ago when he set up his own company in partnership with his son Steve has worked in Local Government within Shropshire and various National and International Surveying company’s.

Steve is a Chartered Surveyor and a Chartered Builder.

He lives in Selattyn in the house he was born in. Historically Steve has been a School Governor, a Scout Leader and a Mountaineering Trainer and Treasurer for a Sea Cadet Unit in Telford. Steve is actively involved in events in the village, including the village Fete, charitable walks etc.

Steve is keen to make a contribution to the work of the Council, he has an interest in footpaths and planning issues but is willing to have a go and contribute to any issues that may arise.

Craig Emery – 01691 661779

Simon Westwood Bate