Vicky Dorling

Member of:

  • Finance, General Purposes and Communications Committee
  • Human Resources, Policies and Procedures Committee

About Me

A South London girl for 26 years (never had an inside loo until I was 11), married, moved to North Yorkshire, then Peterborough, where in 1996 my son was born. At 31, breakup, refocus, Access Course (1yr) + Loughborough (3yrs) = BSc Business & Law.

Single parent for 17 years, now happily married to Rick.  Married in my beloved Wales (Craig-y-Nos) after a blind date at The Bell (2011), moving to Stilton (2016). I have two step-sons and work full time as a Partnership Manager.

I don’t enjoy bad smells or cooking but love Spring, 1950’s glamour, gardening, bees, holidays, socialising, history and lazy summer evenings. Music; eclectic but easy Jazz and vibrant Rock.

I fall more in love with Stilton every year with its friendly community, welcoming establishments and interesting history

I joined SPC as I am passionate about getting communication right for our village to ensure it stays a fabulous place for us and future generations.

Barry Gilden

Member of:

  • Amenities Management Committee

About Me

Born in London, left in my late teens and lived in Jersey involved in tourism, 7 years later left Jersey and moved to Stilton (1974) After 3 years returned to Jersey for another 4 years, Cabaret, Restaurant, returned to Stilton, trained and became a professional driving instructor for 10 years (own business) moved to Glatton, married Sandra 1991. Sold Glatton in 2005 purchased a business in the USA and emigrated for 10 years, both worked and played hard, was successful. Purchased a piece of land in Stilton whilst still living in the USA, we designed the house then had it built. Retired at 59.

Qualifications: C&G in Photography, Demonstrator/Teacher in the UK for cherry pickers, license to teach theory & practical LGV & PCV. Leader of Chamber of Commerce.  Gained several qualifications in the US one of which was a Realtor, returned to the UK briefly to take a Toastmaster & Master of Ceremonies course which proved very popular in USA, customers paid for me to travel all over the states for various events.

I have a wide taste in music, mainly Gospel & Country, I studied religion in my earlier years, found out 5 years ago I can and enjoy baking, love travelling, woodworking, gardening, socialising, have a sense of humour, confident, passion for the welfare of our lovely village, one of two responsible for Stilton’s new War Memorial.

Sue Ayres

Member of:

  • Finance, General Purposes and Communications Committee
  • Human Resources, Policies and Procedures Committee
About Me

I have lived locally all my life. Born and grew up in Washingley and moved to Stilton at 19. Got married and had a brief flirtation with Yaxley before returning to Stilton where I have been ever since.

Been married to Colin for 39 years and we have a 24 year old daughter. For 35 years we have run Colbrook Specialists, moving the business to Stilton in the early nineties.

I have been the Treasurer of the Gardening Club, a member of the Memorial Hall Committee, and a Rainbow Guider known as Otter. Previously, a Councillor for 17 years.

I enjoy reading, especially a good murder, relaxing in my garden and researching my Family Tree. I own a 1937 Ford Convertible with a V8 engine, which is great fun, and am Chair of a National Car Club (NSRA) which keeps me busy too.

Stilton is a wonderful place to live, and I want it to stay a wonderful place to live.

Keith Bull

Member of:

  • Amenities Management Committee
  • Human Resources, Policies and Procedures Committee
  • Speedwatch Co-ordinator

About:

Born “south of the river” and moved to the area in 1975.

Worked on air and water pollution locally and nationally and then in Geneva for the UN (learning much about bureaucracy and diplomacy) before retirement.

Lived in Stilton since 1986 and married to Dee with 3 (mostly) grown-up children between us and 4 grandchildren.

On the Parish Council since 2018 (more bureaucracy and diplomacy challenges) but it feels like forever.

Likes: gardening – even at the Pavilion!  walking – but not to the Pavilion!  do-it-yourself – sometimes at the Pavilion!

Dee Darnell

Member of:

  • Amenities Management Committee
  • Children’s Playground Working Group

About:

Born and bred in Huntingdonshire and Stilton resident since 1986 (apart from 7 years living in France).

Married to Keith with 3 children and 4 grandchildren.  Retired Peterborough headteacher.

Passionate about family, friends, children’s welfare, gardening and art. Love sitting in the summer house on a summer’s evening with Keith, Oscar the cat and a glass of wine (French of course!)

Joined the Parish Council in 2016 to support their work and to campaign for a children’s playground.

Philip Shailer

Member of:

  • Amenities Management Committee

About Me

Local lad, born in Offord, unexpectedly, two months early and weighing 2lbs. Eldest of three boys. Lived in Graveley then Fenstanton before moving to Stilton in 1975 when I married Jackie and we set up our first home in Worthington Close.

Stilton was chosen as we could afford to buy a house as opposed to other locations such as Fenstanton, where we both lived. The choice turned out to be a great move as the village and the people made it a special place to live and raise a family.

We had three children Jason in 77, Alison in 79 and Adam in 81, all attending the local schools and joining groups that were available to them at the time.

I am now a retired Civil Servant having done forty seven and a half years service all of which were on UK and US military bases.

I joined the Parish Council to give something back to the village and thrive to make it a place where all that live here can enjoy and feel proud of. I would encourage others to do the same.

John Leonard

Member of:

  • Amenities Management Committee
  • Human Resources, Policies and Procedures Committee

Olive Leonard

Member of:

  • Finance, General Purposes and Communications Committee
  • Human Resources, Policies and Procedures Committee

Mark Angus

Member of :

  • Amenities Management Committee
  • Finance, general Purposes and Communications Committee
About Me
Yorkshire born, I moved down to Peterborough in 1980 after graduating to join a firm of Structural Engineers. A year later I married Linda and we moved to Stilton in 1983 where we have stayed ever since, raising three children who in turn have given us the joy of five grandchildren.

I retired in 2019, after nearly 40 years in construction running large construction projects, with the aim of doing more of what I enjoy; time with family, walking, fishing, sport, DIY, gardening, travelling abroad, good food and wine and keeping fit – you can see why I needed to retire!

With time I have become increasingly involved with the Stilton Community, initially
through the Twinning Association, then chairing the Stilton Amenities Steering Group
which designed, secured funding and built the Stilton Pavilion.

More recently I have joined Stilton Parish Council (SPC). My motivation for joining SPC was to help bring processes up to date, help establish a team to manage the village assets and establish an open and interactive relationship with people of the village.