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.

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 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.

Claire Dul

Vice-chair of the Parish Council

Claire joined the parish council in 2019. She spends a lot of time with her two young children. She is a Podiatrist and has run her own Podiatry & Footwear practice in a West Bridgford for 13 years.

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.

Rob Elliott

Rob joined the Parish Council in 2019. He is the owner of a outdoor events business which he started with his wife in 2016. He also works for a local coffee company as an account manager.
Any spare time is spent with family or renovating weird & wonderful vehicles into mobile bars!

Martin Goodman


Martin joined the parish council in 2019. His interests are playing rugby for Nottinghamians RFC and helping at the swimming club where his boys take lessons.

Martin is a Health & Safety professional having been a past chair of the local East Midlands branch of IOSH and running his own H&S consultancy from the village.

Mark Law


Mark joined the parish council in 2017.  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.
Mark was Vice-chair of the Parish Council from 2018 to 2020.

Tracy Longworth


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

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

George Walker

George joined the parish council in 2019. He is a big sports fan, with 3 young children who are now into playing sports and so spends most weekends taxing them around and watching them play.
He has worked in construction all his working life and now runs his own business between doing the school runs!
*Rushcliffe Borough Council maintains a register of interests. Interests relating to Tollerton parish councillors can be found here
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