Parish Councillors

Tollerton has nine Parish Councillors who provide local representation for residents and the community.

We can be contacted about issues of interest of concern, planning decisions and emergency planning for Tollerton. If you have a question about local issues, services and facilities, there are certain areas that the Parish Council is responsible for. Other areas are looked after by Rushcliffe Borough Council or Nottinghamshire County Council, you can find out which council is responsible for which area here.


Matt Garrard

Chairman of the Parish Council

Matt was elected chairman in 2016 and chairs meetings of the parish council.

Matt is a member of the village fayre committee, a charity trustee of the scouts and runs a local explorer scout unit.  His interests include hiking, foraging, winter walking and cycling.

Andrea Beyer

Vice-chair of the Parish Council

Andrea was elected vice chair in 2016 and joined the Parish Council to support the local community with event organisation and to raise awareness of important issues.

Andrea’s interests include growing veg, keeping chickens, walking, travelling and relaxing with a glass of wine

Lesa Gilbert

Executive Officer (and Clerk)

Lesa was appointed at the beginning of September 2018 and manages the projects and affairs of the Parish Council.

Emma Goodman

Finance Officer (& Deputy Clerk)

Emma joined the Council as its finance officer at the end of 2017 and manages the Parish Council’s budgets and finances.

Chrissie Firth


Chrissie is an active parish councillor and runs a local business

Mark Law


Mark joined the parish council in 2017.  His interests include Walking, Gardening, Technology and anything to do with the motor trade (Epically classic cars).

Mark has been in the motor trade since 1998 and has been teaching mechanics for Renault UK since 2004. He also runs the largest classic car Mini owners club in Europe as well as Charming Celebrations balloon specialist and Laws for Paws dog training school based in Tollerton.

Tracy Longworth


Tracy is an active parish councillor and runs a local business

Andrew Penn


Andy joined the parish council in 2016 and also manages the village lorry watch scheme.

Andy’s interests include technology, sport, gardening, cooking and more recently mountain biking.  Andy is also treasurer of the Tollerton Village Fayre

Julian Smith


Julian is a former chairman of the parish council and a retired career detective, having been head of the vice, drug and serious crime squads.

Julian is interested in local history and is an active member of the village history group and a co-author of the village history book.

Parma Somal


Somal has been the village postmaster for 20 years and has served on the Parish Council for many of these. He is particularly interested in overseeing the sound finances of the Council and in encouraging youth football and the provision and maintenance of the Open Space.

He actively supports the organisation of the annual village event

*Rushcliffe Borough Council maintains a register of interests. Interests relating to Tollerton parish councillors can be found here