They are elected members of the local community who want to do something positive and aim to make a difference by influencing decisions that affect your village.
Parish Councillors give their time (they are not paid) to work on your behalf, serving to improve the quality of life and local environment
The Parish Council meet most months of the year and minutes are available to view on the Minutes & Agendas page of this website. Minutes are also posted on the village notice board. The Parish Council’s role is to represent the interests of the whole community, so residents views are important.
Residents can get involved in a number of ways
Come along to a Parish Council meeting – it is your right. There is a public participation section at each meeting, where people can bring issues or questions to the Parish Council attention. It is helpful if you email the Parish Council clerk to let us know you wish to attend – Email the Clerk by clicking here
Take time to read the Parish Council minutes to find out what is covered at the meetings
Use the Contact us form on this website
Dominic moved to Marlow in 1978 and has lived in Marlow Bottom for 18 years. He is married to Jo and has three children who all attended Saint Mary’s Pre School and Burford School. He was also a Governor for Burford School for seven years. He has worked in the telecommunications industry for over 25 years. In July 2010, Dominic was elected to Wycombe District Council as District Councillor for the Greater Marlow ward, which includes Marlow Bottom. In May 2015 he was elected Deputy Leader of Wycombe District Council. Dominic was elected to the Parish Council in 2011 and re-elected in 2015. He is involved in Local voluntary and community activates and is former Chairman of Marlow Round Table.
Jason has lived in Marlow Bottom since 2003 and is married to Angela. He has two daughters, now in their twenties who both attended Burford School. After a successful career in the telecommunications industry, Jason decided on a change of direction, developing a 15-year career in data-based marketing. Jason has become a serial entrepreneur and has created, bought, and sold several businesses and is now an active Angel Investor and Company Director. Outside of the business environment Jason enjoys participation in motor sport, snow sports, spending time on the river, family life and drinking Rebellion beer. In addition to being Chairman of the Parish Council, Jason is a school governor, trustee for a couple of charities and joint organiser of Rock Bottom and the Marlow Bottom fireworks display.
Rachel has lived in Marlow Bottom since 1997, she is married to Stephen, and they have three boys, Sam, Benjamin and Josh. Rachel works alongside Stephen at their dental practice in High Wycombe as a practice manager. She has several volunteer roles both within the Scout Association, where she is a local trainer for the leaders and with Hearing Dogs for Deaf People where she fosters dogs and is a speaker for the organisation. Rachel has been a parish councillor since 2010 and was chairman for three years (2011 to 2013).
Alec has lived in the Valley with his wife Sarah & their two daughters and cat Luna since 2013, choosing Marlow Bottom because it’s a great place to raise a family. The Mellor girls attend Sir William Borlase & Burford School respectively and enjoy Girl Guiding with the fabulous local groups.
Alec enjoys helping the Playing Fields Committee deliver events like Rock Bottom & Marlow Bottom Firework Display. Raising money to maintain and improve the equipment at the Marlow Bottom Playing Fields Playground is vital to providing local children a safe and fun place to play and is something Alec feels passionate about. Alec wants to contribute positively to our community and make sure the Valley stays a beautiful, safe & enjoyable place to live.
Alec is a consumer goods marketer and brand creator who enjoys walking in the amazing woodland we have locally and meeting friends for a coffee at Tin Town. He loves reading, sport and likes to ski, stand up paddleboard & bodyboard.
Tony Hill has lived in Marlow Bottom since 1989. He spent forty years in teaching, twenty-two as Head of state secondary schools. Since then, he has been a governor of a primary school, and chair of a Citizens Advice Bureau. He stood for parliament in Maidenhead (2010-17), as a Liberal Democrat.
He is company secretary of a wine & liquor company, works for charity through Rotary, and as a trustee in two charities. He and Liz have three sons and five grandchildren, who remind him of what a special place Marlow Bottom is to grow up and live in. He is a great supporter of local activity and participation, privileged to help as a Parish Councillor in the improvement and maintenance of a place which has given him and his family so much in thirty years.
Richard lived in Marlow Bottom for 19 years. He now lives just outside but maintains very strong ties with the Valley and is present in and around Marlow Bottom several days a week. Both of his sons went to Burford School during which time he was first a member and then the Chair of Friends of Burford PTA. He was heavily involved in the Rose Carnival, helps to run Marlow Bottom Fireworks and is co-founder of The Rock Bottom charity music festival.
Richard has been a Parish Councillor since May 2015 and supports anything which helps to maintain the Valley as a green and safe place to live, with facilities and events to serve all age groups. He says that the Parish Council needs to deliver value for money and constantly look at ways to improve Marlow Bottom in any way that it can.
Chris has lived in Marlow Bottom most of his life and is married to Carol.
They were both educated at Burford and local secondary schools. Their children have also been educated at Burford and GMS. Chris works for a Multi National Maintenance company on a large manufacturing site in Watford.
He is passionate about the local woodlands and wildlife and enjoys the occasional mountain bike ride.
Phil and his family have lived in Marlow Bottom since 2016. Three of his four children have attended Burford School and all four are at or have been at Great Marlow School. Phil served for some 24 years in the RAF and is now an airline pilot, he also teaches light aircraft activity. He is keen to keep Marlow Bottom a beautiful and safe space for all, as well as contributing to and helping the community where possible; he enjoys helping out with the Playing Fields Committee and local fundraising events such as the Fireworks Display and Rock Bottom.
Stephen has lived in Marlow Bottom since 1996 with Rachel and has 3 sons who attended Burford School. Stephen is a Dental Surgeon working in High Wycombe whose interests are downhill mountain biking and multi-day cycle rides and motorsport. Stephen joined the council to put something back into the community that has been a major part of his adult life.