Who We Are

Mayor 2019


The Mayor for the municipal year 2019/2020 is Cllr Tim Cook


Following the Annual Meeting of the Council on 14th May 2019, Councillor Tim Cook was elected as Mayor of Shaftesbury for the municipal year 2019/20.

Councillor Piers Brown was elected Deputy Mayor at the Annual Meeting of the Council.


Shaftesbury West Ward

Alex Chase

Andy Hollingshead

John Lewer

Jeanne Loader

Julian Prichard

Phil Proctor

Shaftesbury East Ward

Piers Brown

Tim Cook

George Hall

Simon Pritchard

Matthew Welch

Peter Yeo

Training Record for all Councillors

Please see the meetings page for a list of committees and members on those committees


Ward Profiles

Shaftesbury Parish Council consists of two Wards:  Shaftesbury East and Shaftesbury West

Shaftesbury East Ward Profile

Shaftesbury West Ward Profile

Profiles of all Wards within North Dorset can be found at: https://www.dorsetforyou.com/communityprofiles/north


The Town Council currently employs eight 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.

Office staff

Town Clerk – Claire Commons PSLCC (CiLCA) (CertHE Community Governance)
Business Manager – Brie Logan (CiLCA)
Finance and Services Officer – Tracy Moxham (ILCA)
Office Administrator – Zoe Moxham (ILCA)

Grounds staff

Senior Groundsman – Michael Wakely
Groundsman – Andrew Flitcroft
Groundsman – Terry Bugler

Dorset Council Councillors

Councillor Derek Beer

Councillor Tim Cook