Council Members


    Councillor Carl Bierer

    I have lived in Saul for 20 Years with my wife and three daughters who are still at school. I work from home which gives me the opportunity to be available during the day to meet contractors and deal with other matters as they occur. I love the village and joined the council to have an input into the community whilst learning more about the area. It is very interesting and has enabled me to meet many local people I would not have otherwise met.

    Vice Chairman

      Councillor Barry Findlater

      I moved into the village in 1960 went to school at Severn Vale when it first opened and have lived in the village ever since then apart from 5 years living in Tuffley when I first got married.
      I worked  on the farm when I left school before moving into the concrete industry working for Dow-Mac factory in Quedgeley. Worked both here and abroad until retiring in 2015.


        Councillor Vacancy

            Councillor Pam Van der Hooft

            In 2018, I finally achieved my dream of escaping town life and moving to Saul.  I am married with two grown-up sons and we have appreciated the amenities that the local area has to offer.  I have taken on an allotment and enjoy walking in the surrounding countryside with our dog, which has given me the opportunity to meet and get to know many local residents.

            For the last 30 years, I have been an English and Film lecturer at a local College. I have recently become part-time which has allowed me more time to pursue other pastimes.

            I recently joined the Council as I want to give something back to the community and hope that I will be able to represent local interests well and make a difference.

                Councillor Simon Cobb

                    Councillor Leila Jefferies

                        Councillor Astrid Lever

                        I have lived in Framilode with my husband and dogs for over 18 years having moved up from the South coast for work commitments. We were made to feel so welcome by a wonderful community in a beautiful and unique place and diverse environment.
                        After retiring from 23 yrs in the airline industry I spent eight years organising Frampton Country Fair and have now retired completely. I enjoy gardening, cooking, walking and training my dogs.
                        Being a Parish Councillor gives me the opportunity to contribute to the future of this special rural area in a modern world.


                            Kay Brown

                            My husband and I moved to Saul in 2015 after trying for about four years to find a house in the area. We had already been spending time in the local area for a number of years. I love the parish and the surrounding areas in which I have spent many hours walking and exploring the varied public footpaths with our dog.

                            My working history has mostly been in the Customer Service/Administration and regional manager roles. Much of the experience gained from these roles provides me with the experience needed for the role of Parish Clerk.

                            As passionate as my husband and I are about the area we made the very hard decision to move from Saul at the end of 2020, we haven’t gone far and still spend time walking the footpaths in and around the area. Obviously my role with the Parish Council brings me to the village at least once a week if not more frequently. I am enjoying this opportunity to still be a part of the community in Saul.

                            Please contact me if there is anything I can help you with and I will endeavour to resolve any question, query or problem you pass to me. Or I will find someone who can help you.

                            District Councillor

                              District Councillor Stephen Davies

                              I moved into Saul just over 5 years ago. I am married with a daughter, stepson, grandson, granddaughter and 2 cats. I have always worked in Information Technology and most recently in the fascinating area of Cyber Security. I was elected to Stroud District Council in 2015 to represent Eastington and Standish, then was re-elected in 2016 to represent Severn Ward which now includes Eastington. I have been very involved in the West of Stonehouse development and opposing the Ecotricity proposal for a business park. If you want to contact me either call me on 07802 595 307 or email me at

                                District Councillor John Jones

                                I was born and brought up in Cambridge, (Glos), where my parents were in business as Bakers and Grocers. After leaving Dursley Grammar School with seven GCE O level exam qualifications, I have lived and worked in the Severn Ward area of Stroud District Council all of my life. I moved to Whitminster in 1963, and have lived there ever since. I am married to Honor, we have five children, and eleven grand children. I am very interested in local affairs, being elected to Whitminster Parish Council in 1978, and to Stroud District Council as one of two members for the Severn Ward in 2002. Currently I serve on the Development Control (Planning) Committee, and the Licensing and Regulation Committee at SDC, as well as representing the Council on the Gloucestershire Playing Fields Association. I am also currently Vice-Chair of the District Council. In my village, as well as the Parish Council, I chair the Village Hall and Playing Field Management.

                                Member of Parliament

                                Your Stroud MP is Siobhan Baillie