Our Councillors 2021

OUR COUNCILLORS 

Ken Arlett - Henley Residents Group Town Councillor

Ken Arlett

Mayor of Henley 1993-1994,  2019-2020,  2020-2021

Henley Town Council: 1991 – 1999, 2000-2007, 2017-present

South Oxfordshire District Council: 1991-1999, 2003-2007, 2019 – present

Committees & Current Positions

Planning (Vice-Chair), Finance Strategy & Management, Joint Henley & Harpsden Neighbourhood Plan, 353357 Reading Road (HTC – Chair) Planning, (SODC)

Ken says: “Why be a Councillor? Enjoyment!! Especially when something successful is completed. It is like joining any organisation, you normally become a member because you want to help out, and hope you can make a difference”.

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Donna Crook

First elected in 2018.

Donna has lived in Henley since 1994, has three grown-up children and runs her own crafts business locally.

 

 

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Stefan Gawrysiak

Mayor of Henley 2013-2014

Town Council Service 2011 – present

District Council Service 2015 – present

County Council Sevice 2017 – present

Committees & current positions held

HTC – Planning, Putting Green Working Group (Chair) Transport Strategy Committee (Chair)

SODC – Scrutiny, Joint Scrutiny, Climate Emergency & Ecological Group, Joint Constitutional review committee (Chair)

OCC – Remuneration Committee and Planning.

Stefan says: I’m working my socks off to improve roads and traffic in Henley.”

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Kellie Hinton

Mayor of Henley 2017-2018

Town Council Service 2011 – present

District Council Service 2019 – present

Committees & Current Positions Held

Recreation & Amenities (Vice-Chair), Town & Community, Henley in Bloom (VC), Events (VC), Signage Working Group, Townlands Steering Group, Open Spaces. (HTC)

Licensing Acts and General Licensing (Chair), Community Grants (SODC)

Kellie says: “I am proud to be HRG, roll my sleeves up and get my hands dirty working for the good of the town. Henley is special but it won’t be if it is left in the hands of a national party where our residents don’t have priority.”

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John Hooper

Town Council Service 2019 – Present

Committees

Town & Community, Recreation & Amenities

 

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Glen Lambert

Mayor of Henley 2018-2019

Town Council Service 2017 – present

Committees & current positions held

Town and Community (Chair) & Recreation and Amenities

Glen says: “I have never felt so well-informed as I do now. I like being a Councillor because I enjoy helping to shape the town. I get to express my opinions and vote in the meetings where all the decisions are made. I like listening to the opinions of others and learning more about our town, the issues we have, and the solutions proposed”.

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Sarah Miller

Mayor of Henley 2021

Town Council Service 2015 – Present

Committees & current positions held

Ex-officio on all HTC standing committees

Events sub-committee (chair)

Sarah says: “I really enjoy the interaction with the Henley folk and seeing things done for the good of the Town.  It’s no use being a Town Councillor and not getting your hands dirty “.

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Ian Reissmann

Mayor of Henley 2005-2006

Town Council Service 2003 – Present

Committees & current positions held

Finance, Strategy & Management (Chair), Town and Community, Townlands Steering Group (Chair)

Ian says: “I like to put something back into Henley. I complain when I think things are not right, so I feel I have help to find a solution. It can be frustrating, but things can be changed. That’s the reward. When I stop enjoying it, I will stop doing it”.

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Rob Romans

Town Council Service 2019 – Present

Committees & Current Positions Held

Finance, Strategy & Management (Vice-chair), Planning

 

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Michelle Thomas

Deputy Mayor 2021

Town Council Service 2019 – Present

Committees & Current Positions Held

Planning (Chair), Town and Community, Neighbourhood Plan

 

Previous Positions Held

Planning (Vice-chair)

 

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