Matt Beresford

Co-opted to Council on 5th March 2024.

My wife and I moved to Moreton in October 2022 and have enjoyed becoming involved in many of the groups and societies which make Moreton such a rewarding place to live.

We have an allotment on the University site and enjoy time spent in The Bell and The Redesdale Arms. I love to swim and am a regular in the pool at the Fire College and play for the Moreton Cricket Team (very much Second XI!) and was recently elected to the Club Committee. This is an exciting time for the Club, with a new Pavilion at the planning/fund-raising stage.

Whilst I trained as a theatre director and have a great passion for the Arts my professional work is now focused on co-running a small consultancy, which specialises in communication skills, leadership and team performance.

Scott Brokenshire

Co-opted to Council on 1st August 2023.

Michael Danks

Co-opted to Council on 1st August 2023. Previously Elected to Council at Parish Council Elections 2nd May 2019.
Retired Company Director, manufacturing, lived in Moreton-in-Marsh for 18 years with my wife Mary. Acutely aware of the issues facing our town, businesses and residents. Interests include music, cars, travel and family.

Malcom Swift

Elected to council May 2023.

Robert Eastoe

Retired company director with an interest in manufacturing, environmental and sustainability matters. Married with 3 adult children and 2 rescue cats. I have been a sports fan all my life and have already been to a Moreton Rangers. We have found Moreton is a fantastic place to live and the development of the town needs to be sympathetic to its history, yet prepared to embrace the future.

Co-opted to Council on 2nd August 2022.

Alexa Turner Barnes

Alexa joined the Council in June 2022. She has lived in Moreton since the age of one, attending St Davids Primary and Chipping Campden School. She has been an active member in the community, previously volunteering at a local charity shop.

Jean Blackbeard

Elected to Council in May 2021 and 2023.

I have lived in the North Cotswolds and been part of the community for almost twenty years, taking on various roles, including single parent, volunteer, campaigner, and business owner. I moved to Moreton-in-Marsh in 2018 and have been actively involved in serving my community through my business. As a result, I was invited to stand for the local elections in 2021.

I love parenthood, people, learning, being of service to others and expeditions. I’m a confident dyslexic who also loves words. My interests are heritage history, Christian theology, problem-solving, engineering, nutritional health, and social and political sciences. I thoroughly enjoy rambling, quiet contemplation, reading, music, and sports in my spare time. I instinctively apply my analytical, methodical and perceptive abilities and hard work ethic to all the areas I serve. I am not one to shy away from debate, advocating for the under-recognised and challenging the status quo when necessary for the betterment of others through envisaging innovative solutions.
I’ve walked an arduous path in life, which has enabled me to develop empathy, gain insight into embedded social and systematic injustices that befall so many, develop resilience, appreciate the simple things in life and have an appetite for change.
In an era where old-fashioned chivalry, fairness, and honesty are fast-waning in all tiers of Government and society, I remain committed to making independent decisions that are life-changing and law-making based on thorough research, logical reasoning, and public sentiment. I adhere to fast-fading values and principles without the peer pressure and temptations of party politics, which has slowly corroded our democratic Government machine.

Roles:  Planning & Infrastructure, Personnel, Cemeteries and Allotments, and Communications Strategy Working Group.

Oliver Jobson

Elected to Council in May 2021.

My wife and I moved to Moreton in Marsh in 2015 to raise our family and our two daughters attend St David’s Primary School.  We can often be found on our allotment or walking in the Town with our two dachshunds.  I work remotely as a Product marketing manager for an Oxford-based logistics/technology company.


Planning & Infrastructure

Francis Matthews

Elected to council May 2023.

Teresa Maull