Your Councillors



Councillor
Roy Dann (Chair)

I moved from London to Hathern in 1993 and have been Chairman of the Parish Council since 2003. My background is in engineering and prior to retiring I held a senior management position in a local energy technology company. Having first got involved with others in the community through the Village Appraisal project back in 1999, I feel that it is important to put something back into the community in which you live.


Working on the Parish Council and helping it play a more active and beneficial role for the village has been an extremely rewarding experience. Hathern is a vibrant rural village with a strong sense of community and I’d like to help keep it that way.


e-mail: rdann@hathernparishcouncil.org.uk


Councillor
Dave Neville (Vice Chair)

I am originally from Northumberland and retired in 2011 after a career in business and project management in industry and education.


I have lived in the village since 2007 after moving from Loughborough. I am a member of the Hathern Band committee and a member of the Hathern History Society. I have a strong interest in wildlife and heritage conservation and have been involved in environmental projects in the village. My other interests include walking, writing, social and local history.


e-mail: dneville@hathernparishcouncil.org.uk


Councillor
Tony Croft

I was born inside the City walls of York (so a true Yorkshireman!) in 1948. I have lived in Hathern for nearly 40 years having moved from Gladstone Street to High Meadow and then to Narrow Lane. I worked for a large computer manufacturer for many years then in a local pharmaceutical company for 13 years culminating in being lead of global IT service support before retiring in 2010.


My hobbies include bell ringing, gardening (chair of Hathern Open Gardens), DIY, dancing, holidays and walking my Doberman dog, “Poppy”. I have a real affection for Hathern and hope to be able to represent and serve the residents through the work of the Parish Council.


e-mail: tcroft@hathernparishcouncil.org.uk


Councillor
John Boyes

I am a chartered engineer and management consultant, now retired. I worked nationally, whilst living in Hathern, for over 30 years. After Rolls-Royce, I majored in improving manufacturing management, quality and purchasing in the private sector but my last major project was for Central Government developing the quality of training provided for employers and employees.


I am keen that Hathern maintains its separate identity from Loughborough whilst accepting that there will be more housing whose residents should be welcomed. I am fiercely anti-bureaucracy. I am a member of Rotary, Hathern History Society, a National Trust Volunteer at Stoneywell and I am also a governor of Loughborough College.


e-mail: jboyes@hathernparishcouncil.org.uk
Cllr-Ben-Murdoch

Councillor
Ben Murdoch

I have been a ‘Hatherner’ for 10 years. Originally from South Australia, I arrived by chance in 2005 and fell in love with the village.


At present I am working as a maintenance manager in a vibrant child day nursery.


Now that my wife (Nicola), two boys (Matthew & William) and I have brought a house here I felt it was right to invest some time back into the village in which I live and learn more about what is going on outside my front door.


I enjoy a wide range of sports - watching, supporting and playing. I also enjoy family holidays, home, and a laugh with mates.


I look forward to making a positive contribution to the village.


e-mail: bmurdoch@hathernparishcouncil.org.uk

Councillor
Martin Clayton

I originally moved into the village in 2001 aged 9 years and very much felt at home ever since!
Having now firmly planted myself in the centre of the village, I felt now was the time to continue giving something back to the community – I feel my previous work with both Hathern Youth Club and the Village Association will help with this.
I am currently a Wealth Manager with one of the UK’s largest Private Wealth Companies. In my spare time, I can be found regularly playing music with my bands in the village.


e-mail: mclayton@hathernparishcouncil.org.uk