Who We Are
The Mayor for the municipal year 2017/2018 is Cllr John Lewer
Following the Annual Meeting of the Council 23rd May 2017, Councillor John Lewer was elected as Mayor of Shaftesbury for the municipal year 2017/18.
John Lewer has lived in Shaftesbury since 2004, and for 20 years before that, just over the border in Wiltshire. He has a degree in Electronic engineering and spent the bulk of his career lecturing in computing and other technical subjects at the Army's School of Signals in Blandford. In semi-retirement he worked as a self-employed electrician. Now fully retired, he joined the Council in 2010. For most of that time he has chaired the Planning and Highways Committee, before being elected Mayor in January 2017.
Councillor Piers Brown was elected Deputy Mayor at the Annual Meeting of the Council on 23rd May 2017.
Shaftesbury West Ward
Please see the meetings page for a list of committees and members on those committees
Shaftesbury Parish Council consists of two Wards: Shaftesbury East and Shaftesbury West
Profiles of all Wards within North Dorset can be found at: https://www.dorsetforyou.com/communityprofiles/north
The Town Council currently employs six permanent staff who are all based in Shaftesbury. The staff are divided into two departments – office and grounds. The office staff are based in the Town Hall in Shaftesbury and consist of a Town Clerk and three full time members of staff. The grounds team are based at Wincombe Business Park.
Town Clerk – Claire Commons
Project Officer incl Compliance & Information – Barbara Carter
Finance and Admin Officer – Tracy Moxham
Head Groundsman – Andy Dodd
Groundsman – Andrew Flitcroft
Groundsman – Michael Wakely
Councillors Derek Beer, Simon Pritchard, Jo Francis and Gary Jefferson