Cllr Sue Hartley

Coun Sue Hartley, Vice-chair

Cllr Sue Hartley,  Chair

Cllr Hartley has lived in Standish since 2007, having previously lived across the A38 in Saul for 21 years.
She joined the Parish Council in July 2015. Sue worked as a Social Worker for Gloucestershire for 37 years prior to her retirement. She now shares her time between tutoring foster carers, being active in Transition Stroud (as an organiser of edible open gardens and eco open homes) and in the local Green Party and tending her garden.
As a Parish Councillor, Sue will work with residents to safeguard the elements that make Standish special whilst supporting the limited development that enables the young and old of the parish to remain living locally. Sue would also like to develop sustainable schemes – such as tool-sharing – which encourage the community to work together.
Sue can be contacted on 01452 724000 or via e-mail:

Cllr Robert Kellie

Coun Robert Kelly

Cllr Robert Kellie, Vice-Chair

Cllr Kellie is a widower living in Oxlynch and is semi-retired.  He has two sons and a daughter, all of whom now live outside the immediate area. Formerly he was commissioned in the Army as a helicopter pilot.  He left the Army in 1976 and after several jobs entered the civil helicopter industry in which he still works on a part time basis. He moved from the Newbury area to Oxlynch in 1982 as a result of a change in his job, and has remained here ever since.  His children were, initially educated locally at Haresfield Primary School where his wife helped on a volunteer basis. Over time, he has been involved in several local issues, including chairing the “Don’t Destroy Standish” Action Group against a massive development centred on Standish.  In addition, he chaired SCARS, a group aimed at achieving traffic-calming on the B4008. He is devoted to Standish and hopes we can maintain its diverse character. He can be contacted via the clerk.

Cllr Sue Oppenheimer

Coun Sue Oppenheimer

Cllr Sue Oppenheimer

Cllr Oppenheimer has lived in Standish since 1982 and has been on the Parish Council since 2007. She has worked for many years in Local Government and in the Voluntary Sector. Sue’s priorities are to listen to, and act on, the views of residents; to protect Standish from destructive overdevelopment; and to foster a sense of community in the Parish. She can be contacted on 01453 824212 or via e-mail:

Cllr Stan Dicker

Coun Stan Dicker

Cllr Stan Dicker

Cllr Dicker came to Standish in 1980 from Islington in London, where he had worked for Barclay’s Bank for 30 years. He has been a Parish Councillor since 1997 and has spent some time as chairman.
Being a councillor brings me into contact with many people in the parish,” he said. Cllr Dicker litter picks from the church to home on a daily basis and wishes he could do more. He also keeps the stone bus shelter swept.
When he and his wife, who died 20 years ago, came to Standish there was an annual gymkhana, dog show, produce show and a Heyday. Cllr Dicker’s aim is to try and make Standish a good place to live. He can be contacted via the clerk.

Cllr Jackie Knights

Cllr Jackie Knights

Cllr Knights moved to Gloucestershire in 1977 and has lived in Standish since 1995.  She works part time in Stonehouse and Chalford as a Dental hygienist. Joining the Parish Council is a completely new role for Jackie who is keen to be involved in maintaining the character of a small country parish. Jackie believes in supporting the needs of local people whilst accepting that we are in times of huge change. Jackie enjoys gardening and considers exercise very important for the upkeep of good health.  Jackie can be contacted on 01453 823477 or via e-mail:

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