Councillor Biographies

Cllr Wendy Bathurst

Wendy Bathurst

Wendy joined the Council in 2013. As all her strengths are in the great outdoors, she is part of the open spaces working group and the allotment working group. Wendy and Ted, her friend in the picture, walk all the footpaths in the village regularly and join the work parties on the Common run by the Friends of Chipperfield Common. As leader of the Allotment working group she visits the allotment site at least once a week to keep in touch with the plot holders and see that every thing is OK.

Stephen Mant

Stephen has served as a Parish Councillor for the past 4 years. Currently lead Councillor on the Highways Working Group, Chairman of the Personnel Committee and a member of the Finance and General Purposes Working Group.

Harry Laverack


Harry joined the Council in 2010 and became chairman in 2012. With a background in business consultancy Harry focuses on finance, financial control and corporate governance. He leads the Finance & General Purpose Working Group and as Chairman is an ex officio member of the Planning and Personnel committees.

Eamonn Flynn

Eamonn moved into Chipperfield in 1987 has twin son and daughter who attend St Pauls school, he ran the Boot in Tower Hill for 8 years in the 1990’s. He became a Parish Councillor February 2012 and was previously at Amersham town council for 4 years. He is Deputy Chairman of the Council and Vice Chairman of the Planning Committee

Kevan Cassidy


I go by the name of Kevan but my official title is Dr Martin Kevan Cassidy. I qualified as a pharmacist at Manchester University in the mid '70s. I have worked in the pharmaceutical Industry in Research and Development  since 1980. Currently I work as an independent consultant. I have lived in Chipperfield since 1991 with my wife Pat who was a Senior Manager at Glaxo before giving up to look after our 2 sons Sean and Daniel who were both born at Hemel Hempstead Hospital. They are now both at University. Pat now works as a teacher of special needs children in Berkhamstead.

I am interested in maintaining the village ethos so important to Chipperfield life and in supporting local business and jobs in the village. I am a keen supporter of maintaining the common for the use and enjoyment of the villagers. For my sins I am a Newcastle United supporter too!


Chris Luff


Chris Luff is a newly elected Parish Councillor ( December 2015 ). Chris is a Sales Director , and has spent over 25 years working with public and private sector customers.

Living in the village for 20 years, married with 2 daughters, Chris likes getting involved,and is keen to promote corporate activity in the local community. He works with

Watford and Three Rivers Trust  to run the annual Dragons Apprentice Challenge ( Which allows 12 students to experience setting up and running a business).


Geoff Bryant


Geoff has lived in the village with his family since 1986.His daughter attended St Paul's school through which he became involved in the local community . He was founder

member of the team that started Chipperfield News and was it's first Business Manager. Geoff was co-author and photographer of our Village Design Statement and has a keen

interest in the countryside,rural pursusits and matters equestrian. He has joined the Council to support efforts to increase the local 'voice'  in the future development of our village.