Nigel Carter – Chairman, Devizes Guardians – Devizes Town Council – Devizes North. Elected May 2013.
Nigel Carter is a Chartered Environmentalist, working with industry on water and waste management, energy savings and resource efficiency. He has seen service with the Royal Navy and with British Petroleum. He is a school governor and, when time permits, likes reading and watching sport. Nigel was a former Kennet District Councillor and a Wiltshire Unitary Councillor from 2009 to 2013.
Jane Burton - Devizes Town Council – Devizes East. Mayor 2008-2009. Elected 2003, 2007 and 2013.
Jane Burton is Devizes born and bred. She is married to Richard with two children, Sarah and Daniel, and two grandsons, all of whom live in Devizes. She worked in local chemists as a dispensing technician for 33 years. Jane was a Wiltshire Unitary Councillor from 2009 to 2013.
Jeff Ody – Devizes Town Council – Devizes South. Elected May 2013
Jeff Ody has worked extensively in transport planning both in the UK and abroad. He was a Kennet District Council Member from 2003 – 2009 and a Wiltshire Unitary Councillor from 2009, to 2013. He is particularly concerned about the control of new housing developments, traffic congestion and parking within the town.
Ted East – Devizes Town Council – Devizes South. Elected 2007 and 2013
Ted East has lived in Devizes since 1992. He is a retired Chartered Engineer specialising in planning and environmental issues. He is the Chairman of the Trust for Devizes. Ted joined the Guardians because he believes that local government should be in the hands of local independents who can work for the benefit of our community, instead of being controlled by national political parties.
Peter Smith – Devizes Town Council – Devizes North – Mayor 2010-2011 and 2013-2014. Elected 2003, 2007 and 2013.
Peter Smith has been married for 36 years and has 4 children and 5 grandchildren. Peter sits on the Recreation and Properties Committee of the Town Council amongst others. In his spare time he raises money for local children with special needs (he is a founder member of the MajorWrecks). Peter works for Wiltshire Council.
Sarah Bridewell – Devizes Town Council – Devizes North
Sarah was elected in the by-election on 8th April 2010 which followed the death of the Conservative Town Councillor and Mayor, John Leighton. Born in Devizes, and educated at Devizes School, Sarah has for the last 20 years worked for a local bank, reaching the position of Account Executive, and most recently as a Customer Advisor. During the last 10 years, she has balanced work and family life whilst raising two young sons who attend local schools. She has been married to Michael, an Aircraft Technician in the Royal Air Force, for 16 years.
Roger Giraud-Saunders – Devizes Town Council – Devizes East
Roger was elected in a by-election in July 2011 following the resignation of a Conservative councillor. Roger is sixty-two years old and lives in Devizes with his wife Nina. He attended school in north London and at the age of fifteen joined the Royal Navy, serving fifteen years in the Marine Engineering branch. After losing his right arm in an industrial accident he studied for a Higher National Diploma in Agricultural Engineering, which led to his present work for the Oil Advisory Technical Services based in Swindon.
Judy Rose – Devizes Town Council – Devizes South. Elected May 2013.
Judy is married with two grown-up daughters. She chose to live in Devizes in 1983 because it seemed a very special place. She developed an interest in local affairs when the former Kennet District Council over-rode the wishes of local people and cut down the Market Place trees in 2001. As a result, she became a founder member of Devizes Guardians so that the local authorities could be called properly to account. She is also an active campaigner on local health issues.
Albert Wooldridge – Devizes Town Council – Devizes East and Roundway Parish C0uncil. Elected 2013. Albert was born in Wiltshire and moved to Devizes in 1978. Over the years, he has worked for the Town to help improve the standard and quality of life within the community. For the past four years he has served on Roundway Parish Council, being involved in many successful projects including acquiring land for the allotments which the Parish had been trying to establish for more than 10 years. Previously a Conservative, he joined the Guardians because, having seen the way they work for this community, he had come to realise that local councillors can be more effective in promoting the interests of their constituents if they do not have to consider the wishes and policies of a national political party.
Andy Geddes. – Devizes Town Council East Ward and Roundway Parish Council. Andy was elected at the July 2013 by-election.
Andy, a retired civil servant, has lived in Devizes for 16 years. He is a firm believer that local community representatives should concern themselves exclusively with local issues, free from national political interference and has worked to support local health issues campaigns.
Steve Valentine – Treasurer and Roundway Parish Councillor from June 2013.
Steve is a Roundway resident and works hard behind the scenes to keep track of our financial resources. She delivers the financial report at the AGM and keeps our records as a registered political party straight with the Electoral Commission.
Tony Duck – Tony Duck was born and educated in Devizes. He is married and has 4 grown up children. For fifty years he ran the family newsagent business, which traded in Maryport Street for over seventy years, and is very well known and respected in Devizes. He has also been a director of several companies associated with the news trade. Tony was a member of Kennet District Council until 2009. He is a valued advisor with considerable local knowledge and political experience.