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Parish Councillors 

Council Chairman: Councillor Cathy Fagg
Council Vice-Chairman: Councillor Phil Jackson

Please contact the Clerk (Scott Jacobs-Lange) for further information
(01275) 393551
PO Box 3102, Long Ashton, Bristol, BS41 9XA 

The register of interests of Parish Councillors can be viewed by clicking here 

From 2019 to 2023

 Liz Anderson

3 Arch Grove, BS41 9BW

07967 587411

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I have lived in Long Ashton for 12 years. I am interested in how we can encourage more community engagement with the Parish Council and how health & social care issues in the village might be supported by our work. I am a lecturer in Medical Education at Bristol University and am the co-founder of the Long Ashton Memory Cafe.


 Ash Cartman

10, Fenshurst Gardens, BS41 9AR
07904 188 187

 Picture of Councillor Ash CartmanI’ve lived in Long Ashton for 6 years with my wife and children. My children were all educated in the village and attended Backwell School. I love Long Ashton and can honestly say it is the best place I have ever lived.

In May I was elected as one of your two North Somerset Councillors. Being able to work for you is a privilege and in addition to my local responsibilities I am the elected person responsible for North Somerset Council’s annual budget. This draws on my background as a Chartered Accountant and my many years of experience working as a financial director.


 Charles Cave

Rudge Farm, Long Ashton, BS48 3QS       01275 462774


 Picture of Councillor Charles Cave
I have represented our Parish of Long Ashton, which includes Wraxall & Failand and more recently Leigh Woods, on North Somerset Council for eight, and as a member of the Long Ashton Parish Council for sixteen, years. I take a full and active part in all aspects of the Council.I served as Chairman of the Parish Council for three years, and Chairman of North Somerset Council in the year 2015/16. I sit on all committees, and am a trustee of the Community Association and Vice Chairman.  I have before, and will continue to defend our Parish against massive and inappropriate development such as currently proposed by Taylor Wimpey. It is potentially the biggest threat to our community for many years. 



Jude D'Alesio

Contact via the Council office



Picture of Cllr Jude D'AlesioJude is a Law student at the University of Bristol but has been a frequent visitor to Long Ashton for many years. Whether it be cycling, walking, watching cricket or attending the Balloon Fiesta, Jude spends lots of his time in the village and looks forward to serving Long Ashton Parish Council in the years ahead. In his spare time, Jude is a school governor, enjoys competing in debating competitions and plays the violin.
 Cathy Fagg   (Chairman) 
39 Ridgeway Road, BS41 9EY
07952 203618
 Picture of Councillor Cathy FaggHaving lived in Long Ashton for 17 years and reared 2 children, I love Long Ashton for its green setting, community spirit and closeness to Bristol. Now I’m retired from the NHS, I’m enjoying time with people, running, swimming, gardening and writing. I’m keen to support local services and a sustainable environment.


 Sheila Hardingham
79 Providence Lane, BS41 9DL
01275 393690
 Picture of Councillor Sheila HardinghamI’ve lived in Long Ashton since 1983 and retired as a solicitor several years ago. Since joining the Parish Council, I’ve been involved with the Millennium Playground Project, the Parish Plan, the Youth Club and most recently, the Village Enhancement Scheme. My “spare” time is spent on family, gardening, badminton and travel.
 Martyn Harris
Nightingale House, Valley Rd, BS8 3PZ
0117 9735878


 Phil Jackson
(Vice Chairman) 
90 Theynes Croft, BS41 9NN
01275 392757



Picture of Councillor Phil Jackson

Kathy and I moved to Long Ashton in 2002. For most of that time I have served on the Parish Council including all the main sub-committees. I have been Chairman of the local youth club for the last 13 years. I am currently involved in a working group exploring the potential for a skatepark in the village. 


Colin James 

Tel: 07802 208629        

I have lived in Long Ashton for 14 years with my wife, and children. I have two older children who have now moved away, a child at Birdwell Primary School and a toddler.

I worked in the IT world for over 30 years, most of which was for IBM where I had a variety of sales and marketing roles. In 2019 I took early retirement to focus on my new family, developing some new skills, and spending time giving back to the community I have spent so long in. I became a Parish Councillor early in 2020, and now have an active role including being Chair of the Environment Committee. I have a passion about making Long Ashton a really wonderful village to live in, and hope I can play my part in making that a reality. 


 Alan Johnson Tel: 07554 881346 or via the Council Office
 Liz Lansley
30 Rayens Cross Road, BS41 9DZ
01275 393748
 Picture of Councillor Liz LansleyI have lived in Long Ashton for 22 years. I am married with 2 adult children. Five years ago I retired from a 20 year career in Public Health. I joined the parish council to get more involved in community matters. I am particularly keen to support the implementation of the Village Enhancement Scheme. I am a keen gardener, a member of Long Ashton Growers Co-operative, and enjoy cycling, walking and bird watching.
 Owen Lloyd-Jones
7 Westward Gardens, BS41 9HU
07563 883086
 Picture of Councillor Owen Lloyd-JonesI have lived in Long Ashton for 3 years and work as a receptionist and administrator in the Emergency Department at the BRI. I decided to get involved in the Parish Council when I saw the great work they were doing replacing services such as the library which had been cut by the district council.



Ruth McAllister- Kemp
14 Perry Road
 BS41 9FE 
07818 281413 


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Ruth has lived in Long Ashton for 12 years with her husband and two sons, now 11 and 13. She is keen to contribute her time and energy to the community as she feels that her and her family have benefitted hugely from the local services, events and welcoming spirit of the village. She is a social media manager for a social enterprise and has recently completed a Masters in Environmental Health with a focus on vehicle dwelling in Bristol.

You may know Ruth from her previous role as Long Ashton's Lampshade Lady, from her recent year out of village life when she and her family travelled around the world, from her daily trips to the village shops with her trusty trolley, or as the organiser of Long Ashton Disco Nights. Ruth is looking forward to using her publishing and social media manager skills to support the Parish Council's communication with the people, organisations and businesses of the village. She encourages anyone to get in touch with her if they have something to share with the community.  cllr.mcallisterkemp@longashtonparishcouncil.gov.uk


 Jane Purkiss
28 Fenswood Road BS41 9BX
01275 542466
Picture of Cllr Jane PurkissI moved to Long Ashton in 2011, having lived in South Bristol for years. I retired last year and now have more time for local activities. I am particularly interested in the environment and the Village Enhancement Scheme.
My background is in Education (Teacher of French) and in Psychotherapy (Director of a Psychotherapy and Counselling Training Institute). I am thus familiar with the ups and downs of Committee work!... and look forward to listening and learning the role of Parish Councillor.

Andrew Wilkinson
61 Kings Croft,
BS41 9ED
01275 392702


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