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Prospective Parish Councillors


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Robert Crumb

I was born in Huish Episcopi and have lived here all my life. I am in fact the fifth generation of our family that has lived in the parish.
Throughout my working life I have been a plumber, initially working in my own business and latterly for a Housing Association. Recently I retired and thus feel well placed to try to give something back to the community, serving on the Parish Council would, I feel, be a good way to do this.
I am keen to help and support clubs and associations in Huish Episcopi / Langport and have been closely involved with the cricket club whilst my Son played for them over many seasons.
My wife and I have one of the local allotments, we keep bees and enjoy spending time tending the growing vegetables.
My hobbies include observing wildlife and walking, I am also passionate about photography.
My aim would be to do all that I can in supporting our village of Huish Episcopi and the people that are lucky enough to live here.

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Avril Moncrieff

I have lived and worked in the west country for 25 years. I have been resident in Huish Episcopi for 16 years with husband, Stephen. We have two children in school locally. After graduating from Strathclyde University in 1988, I worked for 10 years in the MOD and thereafter, in industry in defence aviation - project and procurement management roles. Since 2005, my husband and I established a project management business and we now have a range of public, private third sector clients including some important charities. In my spare time I enjoy gardening and music. I really would like to put something back into my home community and would consider it a great privilege to serve as a Parish Councillor




Council profile 1Keith Peto

I have been married to Mary for nearly 42 years and we have lived in the very heart of Huish Episcopi since 2005. We were born in Guildford and brought our family up in Godalming where we lived for 23 years.
Our two daughters have one child each and we try to spend as much time as possible with them all. My DIY skills are always in demand !
I started my career with BT and through the following 32 years had many roles, culminating as Senior Manager responsible for customer service for top finance companies, insurance companies and banks.
I was governor at our daughters school, working on nursery provision and chairing dispute meetings with staff, pupils and parents among other things.
We moved to Huish Episcopi in 2005 when I took up a job as a railway signaller at Yeovil Pen Mill. I retired in June 2012.
Throughout my career I have been an active trade union member. I believe unfairness, victimisation, discrimination and bullying have no place in employment or life. I found working amicably with, and latterly as, management, very rewarding.
Mary and I are committed Christians and active members of our Church. We see our future here in Huish and I would like to offer my experience, dedication and knowledge to help make Huish Episcopi a better place for all, as best I can.
If elected as councillor and voice for the best interests for Huish Episcopi I would be approachable, fair minded, able to hold my ground and be firm when necessary.
I am not a developer or land owner and already have an understanding of local concerns such as flooding, sensible development, tourism etc.

Richard SparkesRichard Sparkes

I have lived in Huish Episcopi since 2004 having initially moved to the West Country in 1999. I Teach at Richard Huish 6th Form College and I run my own business recording and producing music. I have been involved in the music industry most of my adult life. I’m married with two children. Outside of work and my Family I’ve a keen interest in politics and I love mountain biking.





Richard Stranger

Richard Stranger

I was born in Middleham in Yorkshire and moved to Langport in 1955 where I have lived ever since.
I was educated at Huish Episcopi Secondary Modern School.
I am married to Sandra and have two sons, Gary and Thomas.
I have spent most of my working life employed at Hinkley Point Power Station as a contract engineer.
I am now semi-retired.





Result of election:
Robert Crumb –      453 votes

Avril Moncrieff –       318 votes
Keith Peto –               207 votes
Richard Sparkes –     291 votes
Richard Stranger – 423 votes