Town Councillors

Lorna Shaw

Town Councillor for Beaconsfield North Ward

Town Councillor for Beaconsfield North Ward. I relocated from London in 2014 with my young son to enjoy the many benefits of living at the heart of Buckinghamshire. Following a career in Financial Services I’m now a director of a data analytics company.

Graham Corney

Graham has lived in Beaconsfield for over 30 years with his wife and 3 children.He has been a Chartered Accountant in practice for forty years and his office is situated in the Old Town. Living and working locally he is in a good position to meet and hear the concerns of people living in Beaconsfield. Graham is concerned about the growth of inappropriate development in the New Town and will fight to protect it’s character.

Roger Wilson

Wycombe District and Marlow Town Councillor for Marlow North & WestRoger Wilson, who has lived in the Marlow area for over 40 years, is a widower with three children. He has been a local councillor since 1987 and was previously Chairman of Great Marlow Parish. He has been a member of Marlow Town Council for many years, being the Mayor of Marlow in 2005 and 2010. He is currently Cabinet Member on Wycombe District Council with responsibility for Finance and Performance.

John Read - Deputy Chairman Political

I believe Beaconsfield Old Town has a character and a charm that is worth preserving, whilst meeting the needs of the community and business. 

I have lived in Beaconsfield for nearly twenty years. For the last eight years I have run my web consultancy firm from the Old Town and worked with a number of local businesses during that time. Although I have seen the town change, it has remained a pleasant place to live and work. I will strive to serve the town to the best of my ability whilst keeping an open and informed mind on all matters.

Rita Bhalla

My career has encompassed banking, sales, insurance and fundraising, and the fact that I have dealt with people from all walks of life I feel would help me with the challenges I face as a councillor. I moved from Harrow to Buckinghamshire 12 years ago and into Beaconsfield 8 years ago. I am married with 2 sons who have spent their formidable years in Beaconsfield having both been through the excellent Grammar School system of Education that Buckinghamshire provides.

I will make a difference and be involved in shaping the future of the local community & want to represent the views of local people and ensure that community interests are taken into account. One of my main concerns is to improve services for the Elderly members of our community. I am an active volunteer for ‘Save the Children’ , ‘The Sadhu Vaswani Group - Feeding the Homeless’ and most recently worked within Buckinghamshire and volunteered for my Bank collecting food donations from around the county for the victims of the Nepal Earthquake which I then delivered to Stevenage, Hertfordshire.

Sandy Saunders

I and my wife Rosemary have lived in Beaconsfield for 40+ years. Our four daughters went to St Mary’s School, and to the High School, and we have also fostered several young people who needed help. In 2007 I was elected Chairman of the Beaconsfield Society, and subsequently I chaired the committee which included BOTRA and the Neighbourhood Action Group when we assessed the concerns of more than 60 diverse local organisations in writing the Parish Appraisal .

James Hartley

James Hartley - Beaconsfield West Ward: I am married with two young children and have lived in Beaconsfield for the last twenty years. Having a young family I want to ensure a safe and healthy environment for everyone – with a particular focus on the parking and traffic.

Fifteen years ago I started my company in Beaconsfield and have many of the local businesses as clients giving me a good understanding of the town and the people who live and work here. Beaconsfield is my home and I am committed to making it a better place for the sake of my family, friends and neighbours.

Bob Johnson

Bob has lived in Marlow for 22 years and is keen to work to preserve that special ‘feel’ about Marlow’s ambience.

He has been involved in community activities including 13 years as a school governor, support to charity organisations and a Marlow Rugby club administrator for 12 years. Whilst a school governor, Bob was active in assisting to raise significant support to ensure a state of the art IT Suite was created. After a career in Banking, Bob has run his HR Consultancy for 14 years specialising in People Development and business improvement.

Married to Shirley, they have 2 sons Simon & Andrew. He plays tennis, enjoys music and is a keen follower of rugby and cricket.

Bobs aim is to provide as much support as possible to identify and develop Marlow’s local issues for all to benefit.

Tim Avery

Tim, is a true fourth generation Marlovian, born in the town and resided within the limits for his forty eight years. He is married with two children, who attend local schools.

For the last ten years Tim, with his business partner, has owned and managed a Marlow based company. As a local business man he has been a member of The Marlow Chamber Trade and Commerce for the last twelve months. On numerous previous occasions, he has been a volunteer steward for various local events.

As a Marlow resident, parent and business man Tim has a great insight into the matters facing the population and is committed to ensuring the town moves forward the way that the residents desire.

Kathy Thomson

Kathy has lived in and around Marlow for 25 years. She ran her business from the High Street and then from Court Garden House in Higginson Park for a further 12 years. Passionate about Marlow, she remembers when The Marlow Bar and Grill was a tea shop called Thistles some 20 years ago! She lives with her two children in Station Rise and works as a Management Consultant helping companies improve their business performance.