Bleadon Parish Council

Who We Are


Rev Steven HartreeSteve Hartree

Chestnuts, Chestnut Lane
Bleadon, Weston-super-Mare 
North Somerset BS24 0QD 

Tel: 01934 811849


I am delighted to serve on the Parish Council once again as I have a concern for the views and welfare of the parishioners of Bleadon to be heard. 

Bleadon is an excellent community and I believe that it is the duty of the Parish Council to protect and promote the aspirations of parishioners. I first came to live in Bleadon over 20 years ago, and my wife Barbara was born and raised in the village. I am a retired priest who also served in local government for nearly 40 years.


Vice Chairman

Mary SheppardMrs Mary Sheppard

The Incas, Bleadon Road,
Bleadon, Weston-super-Mare
North Somerset BS24 0PS

Tel: 01934 812921

I am a semi-retired farmer. My mother and grandfather were both farmers before me. I have lived in or very near Bleadon most of my life and have been a parish councillor for nearly 30 years. In my time serving as Chairman and on the Youth Club, Open Spaces and Planning Committees.



Mr David Chinn

Four Winds, Hillside Road,                                                         Bleadon, Weston-Super-Mare                                                 North Somerset BS24 0AA


I am a co-opted member of your Parish Council. I represent the Parish Council on the village youth club committee and together with Richard Dobson, we have responsibility for public footpaths.

I joined the Parish Council early in 2016 following a request in the Village News for people to come forward and help. I have lived in Bleadon for four years and enjoy supporting many of the activities that are organised here. I greatly value the way of life that our thriving village provides. I would like to see Bleadon preserve it’s village identity, part of which is to resist urban sprawl from Weston super Mare. 

Current and proposed changes to our National planning laws are proving a major challenge for planners and local Councils.


Mr Richard Dobson

Barley Cottage, Chestnut Lane
Bleadon, Weston-super-Mare
North Somerset BS24 0QD

Tel: 07503 295782


When my wife and I were looking for a new home in the area, of all the places we visited we knew that Bleadon was the right place for us. We were looking for somewhere with a good sense of community and opportunities to take part in village activities. On our first day here we had a nice welcoming card from our neighbours and have always been made to feel welcome in our new home. We have taken an active interest in a number of organisations in the village and have been impressed by the work, both past and present that has gone into creating this environment and atmosphere.

I believe that the Parish Council has a key role to play in working actively with all sections of the community and I am keen to get involved and make a difference. Hopefully my background in civil engineering and various aspects of management in the private and public sectors will prove to be of benefit to the community.


Ms Kathy Strong

With a long and active history in service and volunteering, joining the Parish Council was something that I was passionate about doing as soon as I became eligible. I am passionate about the village and its people. With a strong business background, I hope my experience can be useful in service to the people of the parish. This is such a beautiful village, I want to keep it that way.

Declaration of interests

Councillors are required to make a declaration of interest about any disclosable pecuniary interest they have which could potentially interfere with council business.

Registered interests of Bleadon Parish Councillors

Parish Clerk

Maria Bird

Coronation Hall, Coronation Road
Bleadon, North Somerset, BS24 0PG

Tel: 0745 3358 318