Councillors and Staff Members

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Cllr Graham Briggs

I have been resident in Welton since 1993, and have been a co-opted Parish Councillor since the Autumn of 2017.

I retired from the NHS in 2014 having worked locally and regionally throughout my time in Lincolnshire. Subsequently I established my own HR and OD consultancy business and work across the country.
My community engagement activities have included over 20 years of School Governorship and Chair in Gainsborough as well as a Governor at Lincoln and Newark College. I have also been an Investors in People Award panellist for Lincolnshire and a non-executive director of a social enterprise company.

Within the village I am an active 'twinner,' being a former Chair of the Welton Moncé Family Twinning Association and its current Treasurer.

I am Vice-Chairman of the Heritage & Events Committee and a member of the Facilities & Recreation Committee. I am also a member of the Christ's Hospital Endowment Trust.

Cllr Mrs Marlene Chapman

I have lived in Welton most of my life, attending St Mary’s Primary School, which at the time was located on the Village Green, before going on to Lincoln Girls’ High School on Lindum Hill. Upon leaving school I went to secretarial college for a year before beginning work in the office of Grayson & Sons, Builders which at that time was on the corner opposite the Co-op. For the last 16 years of my working life I was the caretaker at St Mary’s School in Welton.

I married my husband Don in 1961 and we have three children who are all now married and live locally.

Even as a child I was quite involved with village life, singing in the Church choir, ringing the bells and Tawny Owl to the Brownies. For over 30 years I served on the Village Hall Committee and have been on the Parish Council for over 20 years. Between 2000 and 2004 I had the honour of being Chairman of the Council and at present I am also the  Chairman of the Heritage & Events Committee and sit on the Employment & Personnel and Governance & Finance and Planning & Development Committees.

In my spare time I enjoy reading, walking our dog and travelling, in particular cruising, but Welton is my home and I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else.

In 2020 I was awarded the Freedom of the Village of Welton, an honorary title which I am proud to hold, there being only two people honoured with this title, the other is the late Malcolm Parish. 

I am also a member of the Christ's Hospital Endowment Trust.

Cllr Alan Greenway

I was born in Southend-on-Sea in Essex and lived there until moving to Scampton where I was also a Parish Councillor, moving to Welton in April 2008 and joined Welton Parish Council in December of that year.

Prior to moving to Lincolnshire I served as a school governor for many years in Southend and participated in other Local Government activities.

Before retiring I enjoyed a successful career as an International Sales Manager, travelling to many countries around the world.

I am married with three grown up children and five grandchildren.

I am a member of the Facilities & Recreation and Planning & Development Committees. 


Cllr Richard Fletcher

I re-joined the Parish Council in September 2018 having previously resigned my seat in 2011 due to work commitments. Originally hailing from Coventry, I moved into the village in 2002 having spent the previous 4 years living in Telford.

My working life was within catering and hospitality of which the first 25 years was in the higher education sector, followed by a further 25 years in a contracting environment overseeing military contracts throughout the UK.

Each of my children attended both St. Mary's and William Farr. 

Now with the freedom of retirement, my interests have moved to spending more time with my family, the ever increasing DIY list and joining my fellow Welton Imp Walking Footballers for our regular Monday and Thursday matches.

I am Chairman of the Employment & Personnel and Governance & Finance Committees and a member of the Amenities & Services and Facilities & Recreation Committees.

Cllr Nigel Hornsey

Born in Lincoln in July 1956, where I lived until 1969 when my father bought a bungalow in Dunholme.

I attended William Farr CofE Comprehensive School, as have my 3 grown up sons, who have all now moved away from Welton.

I served my apprenticeship at Smith Clayton Forge of Lincoln as a tool die maker and continued there until I went to South Africa for a hopefully better life. Sadly this didn’t work out and returned to the UK with my 15 month old son Ben. I lived with my mother until I moved Grange de Lings in 1981.

In 1994 I moved to Welton. I have seen the two villages grow at a rate which is far from sustainable, the schools and Health Centre etc. cannot cope with any more development here or in Dunholme.

I was co-opted to the Parish Council in July 2015, elected in May 2019 and co-opted again in June 2023. I am on the Amenities & Services, Facilities & Recreation, Governance & Finance, Planning & Development, Employment & Personnel and Heritage & Events Committees.


Cllr Caralyne Grimble

 I am Lincolnshire born; living, working and marrying in Cleethorpes before moving to Welton in the mid-seventies.

I trained and started my working life in the window dressing/display department of a large retail company department store in Grimsby.

Later, after completing my family of two sons and a daughter, who lives in Welton, all of whom I am very proud of; I finally followed my much sought after ambition and gained qualifications and worked in Lincolnshire County Council’s Education Authority sector across all year groups, Social Services and Children's Services.

I was married for nearly forty three years and am now widowed; my husband was employed as Caretaker at Welton St Mary’s C of E Primary school, before sadly dying as the result of an illness in 2014.

I became a Parish Councillor in January 2017 and sit on the Employment & Personnel, Planning & Development and Heritage & Events Committees. I am a member of, and a Chorister and member of the PCC at Welton Parish Church of St Mary’s and an initiated member, (Sister) of The Independent Order of Odd Fellows Manchester Unity Friendly Society Limited - The Oddfellows and have recently completed their Blue and White Degrees. From May 2019 - 2023, I served as a West Lindsey District Councillor.

Cllr Richard (Dick) Pikett

I was born and have lived in Welton all my life. I am married with a grown up family, all born and educated in Welton.

Upon leaving De Aston School in Market Rasen, I joined the then Lincoln City Fire Brigade which on amalgamation in the 1970’s became Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Service where I served for 32 years as a Fire Officer. I then spent 10 years being employed to carry out Fire Safety inspections on M.O.D estates before taking a career change and becoming a Personal Support Worker.

I have been on the Parish Council since June 2000, including a term as Vice-Chairman and Chairman from 2009 - 2017 which I found extremely satisfying. I am Chairman of the Amenities & Services Committee and currently sit on the Facilities & Recreation, Governance & Finance, Planning & Development, Employment & Personnel and Heritage & Events Committees.

I have seen considerable expansion in the village over the years and firmly believe that the infrastructure of the village needs to expand and keep pace with development, which is currently not happening.

Cllr Al Lowen

Whilst serving in the Royal Air Force I moved my wife and two sons from RAF Scampton to Welton in November 2000 when I received a posting to serve on 3(F) Squadron Harriers at RAF Cottesmore in Leicestershire. My wife was working for Lincolnshire County Council as a home care assistant and my eldest son was attending the highly accredited William Farr CofE Comprehensive School, so the family decided that they did not wish to move to ensure the continuity of their family circumstances. 

I have undertaken a diverse number of roles in the military since then and have just completed 30 years service and was promoted to Flight Sergeant in June 2014. I was employed as a Quality Assurance Manager at RAF Waddington and was promoted to Warrant Officer in 2018. I proudly took part in the RAF Centenary parade as Drum Major marching down The Mall in July 2018. I retired from the RAF in 2021 and am now working for the Lincolnshire Police in a civilian role.

I became a member of the Parish Council in May 2011 and I am the Chairman of the Facilities & Recreation Committee and a member of the Amenities & Services and Governance & Finance Committees. I am a keen golfer and member of Welton Manor Golf Club, enjoy riding my motorbike and playing Squash at a competitive level on a regular basis.  

Cllr Michael Powell

I moved to Welton from Paphos in Cyprus in July 2011.

Most of my working life has involved driving, from motor cycles to cars, heavy goods vehicles, coaches and buses. This was followed by several years as a Driving Instructor with my own driving school and latterly as a Driving Examiner, taking tests on all these vehicles, before becoming a Senior Driving Examiner managing a test centre. I also gave lectures in senior schools on road safety and learning to drive, and conducted tractor tests. I retired in 2002 and moved to Cyprus where we lived for nine years.

I am married to Liz, a retired nurse and have a son and daughter and three grandchildren. We have travelled extensively in Greece, the Canaries, the Dominican Republic, Spain, Austria and Cyprus.

I am still keen on driving and driving standards, road safety, the condition of the highways and the environment. My interests are keeping fit at a local gym, DIY at home and for friends, gardening and travelling in the UK as often as possible. I am a member of St Mary’s Parochial Church Council, as is my wife and we attend church regularly where I am licenced to help with the Communion and take this Sacrement to the homes of the sick.

I have been a Parish Councillor since July 2013 and am Chairman of the Planning & Development Committee and a member of the Amenities & Services, Employment & Personnel and Governance & Finance Committees. I am also the Village Tree Warden.

Cllr Roy Lobley

I have lived in Welton since February 1992 and previously served on the Parish Council until 2002. I was co-opted back onto the Council in 2017 and re-elected in May 2019 and 2023.

I have worked for over 35 years in land drainage, flood defence and flood risk management for both the public and private sectors. I began my career with an Internal Drainage Board, before moving to the newly formed National Rivers Authority and then the Environment Agency.

More recently I worked for large multi-disciplinary environmental consultancies and then in the summer of 2016 I started my own flood risk consultancy working from home.

I have been married to Helen for over 30 years and we have two grown-up daughters who now live away from Welton. We have a mobile home near Bordeaux which we try and use as much as possible.

I am a member of the Amenities & Services, Planning & Development and Heritage & Events Committees as well as being Chairman of the Christ's Hospital Endowment Trust.


Cllr Mrs Susan Watson

I am originally a Bristolian and moved from Northumberland to work in Lincoln and after a few years there came to Welton, where I have lived for over 30 years.

I am a qualified secondary school teacher and have taught in the West Country, Northumberland and Lincolnshire. More recently I trained to become a teacher of those with Special Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia) and have practised in this sphere for over 14 years.

I decided to join the Parish Council after calling in to one of their Saturday morning surgeries and have been a member since June 2004. I find it very rewarding to serve with my fellow team of Councillors, all of whom bring their diverse backgrounds and experience to benefit the village community. I am a member of the Amenities & Services Committee and have a passion for preserving and enhancing the historic and natural environment of the village, also serving on the Heritage & Events Committee. I am also a LCC representative of the Christ's Hospital Endowment Trust.

I have three grown up children and five grandchildren. 

Cllr Craig Seal

I currently work in the water industry where my primary role is to report information to regulators including the Consumer Council for Water and OfWAT.

Outside of my working life I currently have the privilege of serving as a Councillor on Dunholme Parish Council. Additionally, I have volunteered in the charity sector for over ten years. I currently help to lead sessions at 2nd Welton Brownies and 1st Nettleham Rainbows alongside my partner Clare. I also serve as Treasurer for both groups. Prior to this I volunteered as Squadron Adjutant with the Royal Air Force Air Cadets.

I hold a masters of arts degree in business management and a bachelor of arts degree in law and politics.

I was co-opted to the Parish Council in April 2021, the first member to have been done so via Zoom! I am a member of the Governance & Finance Committee.  


Cllr Andy Bailey

I was born in Sleaford and have spent most of my life in Lincolnshire.

I moved to Welton from Hackthorn in 2006 and have been here since then.

I have a passion for the environment and communities which relates to my work at the Environment Agency where I focused on climate change, flood risk, biodiversity, planning and sustainable growth.

Prior to this I spent 10 years working in retail management, followed by a year travelling in Australia and New Zealand.

I have 2 daughters and live with my youngest and our terrier.

I was co-opted onto the Council in June 2023 and sit on the Amenities & Services, Facilities & Recreation and Planning & Development Committees.


Staff Members

Clerk to the Council              Julie Murray, PSLCC
Deputy Clerk                          Louise Gibbs
Administration Assistant      Hazel Bell
Internal Auditor/DPO          Sandra Waller
Facilities Team                         
Rob Lewis                         Sue Denton             Steve Broughton               Harry Cairns                Maurice Swinburn 


District and County Councillors

District Councillor Mrs Di Rodgers 01673 863385 

District Councillor Sabastian Hague 07538 962248

District Councillor Paul Swift  07801 253706

County Councillor Mrs Sue Rawlins 01673 885545 

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