The Councillors members of the Council, serving until May 2025 are:

Craig Emery (Chairman) 01691 661779 / 07971 208054
Erica Morgan (Vice Chair) 01691 680277
Tony Broom 01691 650557
Peter Clare 01691 652484
Sue Crow 01691 655385
Sylvia Dyke 01691 658066
Huw Ellis 01691 650450
Neil Evans 07936 526656
Ian Lander 01691 652364 / 07891 208896
Mandy Lloyd 07837 704530
Robert Macey 01691 662615 / 07841 120162
Michael McKenna07565
Simon Westwood-Bate

Councillor Profiles

Huw Ellis 

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

I have lived in Gobowen most of my life, I went to Gobowen School. I have three grown up children and three granddaughters. I enjoy doing Suduko puzzles and reading the newspaper every day.

I have been a Parish Councillor for over 30 years. I also served a term as a Borough Councillor. I was Clerk to St Martins’ Parish Council for 17 years. I retired in 2015.

I have been involved in many Gobowen organisations over the years:-

  • I volunteered at playschool and eventually ran it for 4 years
  •  I have been a school governor
  •  a founder member of the Gobowen Playing Field Association – which organised May Days, Bonfire nights; School holiday play days and provided equipment for the playing field.
  •  A founder member of the Roundabout magazine which has gone through several rebirths since.

I have been a volunteer at Oswestry CAB and The Orthopaedic Hospital.

Erica Morgan 

Born in the West Midlands I met her husband at North Shropshire Polytechnic.  We lived in Lancashire and Scotland where I worked in computer graphics before settling down in Selattyn close to my husband’s family in Chirk.

We have two children and whilst they were growing up I was involved in the committees of the local pre-school, parents and toddler group and primary school.

I chaired the Oswestry Racecourse Management Association for four years during which time the Association completed a number of environmental and visitor information projects and I am still a member.

I have been a Parish Councillor since 2004 and was Chair for 3 years and am currently a member of several parish sub committees, I have found the experience of working collectively with our councillors most interesting and worthwhile.

I currently work part time as an administrator for Trefonen Primary School as well as working as the network administrator for the Education Improvement Partnership (EIP) a cluster of 18 schools in the local area. I am a governor at Trefonen School.

I have an amateur radio licence and am a member of Shropshire Raynet, an emergency communications group that provides communications and operators for local charity events and am a  lead reiner for a local Riding for the Disabled group when I get time, once a week.

I also enjoy riding my horse.

Robert Macey 

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.