Parish Councillors

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

Parish Councillors are all volunteers and receive no pay or allowance. 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.

You can contact the Parish Council at: or if you live or work in Tollerton you can contact your parish councillors directly.

Matt Garrard

Chairman of the Parish Council

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

Matt was elected to the Council in June 2015 and 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.

Other Community Roles: Member of the Tollerton Flying Club Management Board; Member of the Community Trust Management Committee

Claire Dul

Vice-chair of the Parish Council

Claire joined the parish council in 2019 and was elected Vice-Chair in 2020.

Claire is a Podiatrist and has run her own Podiatry & Footwear practice in a West Bridgford for 13 years.  She spends a lot of time with her two young children.

Other Community Roles: Member of the Tollerton Flying Club Management Board

Lesa Gilbert

Executive Officer (Clerk/RFO)

Lesa was appointed at the beginning of September 2018 and is the ‘Proper Officer’ to the Council. She is responsible for the effective management of the Parish Council’s affairs/statutory requirements and line management of a small team of employees.

She is CiLCA (Certificate in Local Council Administration) qualified.

Alex Ball

Alex joined the Parish Council in 2022. He works in communications for the NHS and previously held a number of commercial and marketing roles in retail. Outside of work he likes to keep fit by running and walking in the Peak District. He’s also a keen watcher of cycling and drinker of real ale.
Other Community Roles: Member of the Tollerton Flying Club Management Board

Annette Beaumont


Annette was co-opted onto Council in Nov 23. She has lived in Tollerton for more than 40 years and before retirement worked in Local Government with both City and County Councils.

Other Community Roles: She is a school governor at Tollerton Primary School, South Wolds Academy in Keyworth and a panel member for the County’s Education Appeals.


Ross Cox


Ross joined the Parish Council in 2021.  He is the owner of a technology company that provides booking software to the meetings, events and private hire industry.

Outside of work he coaches his daughter’s junior football team and his passions are live music, skiing and keeping fit.

Other Community Roles: Parish Council representative to the Tollerton Flying Club Management Board from March 2021.

Peter Foale


Peter joined the Parish Council in 2021. He is retired but has worked in a variety of accomplished paid and unpaid roles in education for nearly 40 years. He is also a volunteer lock keeper with the Canal and River Trust and a keen photographer.


Other Community Roles: Chair of Equals Trust (Tollerton School), Treasurer to Tollerton Scout Group, Parish Council representative to the Village Newsletter Committee

Mark Law


Mark joined the parish council in 2017 and was Vice-chair of the Parish Council from 2018 to 2020.  His interests include Walking, Gardening, Technology and anything to do with the motor trade (especially classic cars).

Mark has been in the motor trade since 1998 and has spent 14 years teaching for Renault and of late managing the Nissan apprenticeship training programme. He also runs the largest classic car Mini owners club in Europe as well as Laws for Paws dog training school also based in Tollerton.
Other Community Roles: Parish Council representative to the Tollerton Flying Club Management Board; Member of the Community Trust Community Management Committee

Tracy Longworth


Tracy is an active parish councillor and runs successful local architecture and candle making businesses.

In 2020 Tracy designed the transformational extension and gardens for the Air Hostess as a community pub.

Tracy takes a keen interest in improving the look and feel of the village. She oversaw the renovation of the village war memorial in 2018 and the introduction of village gateways on all of the roads passing through the village.

Tracy’s professional projects include the restoration of Tollerton Hall to a residential home.

Rav Tank


Rav was co-opted onto the Parish Council in Nov 23, with skills in leading creative and imaginative software solutions.  Beyond his software career Rav is also interested in property development where he combines his technical expertise with an artistic sensibility, enjoying turning visions into reality.

Outside of work family is at the heart of Rav’s drive, serving as a constant source of inspiration and encouragement. In his free time Rav enjoys the gym, travel and savouring the delights of fine dining.

Other Community Roles: assists with the Village Fayre Committee.

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