Council Members


    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.

    Vice Chairman


      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.



            Councillor Leila Jefferies

            I moved to Saul in 2011 and started a family with my partner Matt. Our children, now 9 and 11 go to Lakefield Primary School, which they thoroughly enjoy. We love going to Saul Park and enjoy walking and cycling in the local villages which has given us the opportunity to meet and get to know many local people and appreciate all that the local area has to offer.

            I joined the Council as I want to give something back to the community and help shape the future of our beautiful Parish. My day job as a Project Manager, has taught me to question and challenge things where appropriate, but also to encourage ideas. I strongly believe in change for the better and will aways do my best to deliver the benefits you deserve…





                            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