Who We Are


The Mayor for the municipal year 2020/2021 is Councillor Andrew Hollingshead


Following the Annual Meeting of the Council on 29th September 2020 Councillor Andrew Hollingshead was elected as Mayor of Shaftesbury for the municipal year 2020/21.

Councillor Alex Chase was elected Deputy Mayor at the Annual Meeting of the Council.


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Shaftesbury West Ward

Alex Chase

Andy Hollingshead

John Lewer

Jeanne Loader

Phil Proctor

Shaftesbury East Ward

Piers Brown

Tim Cook

George Hall

Matthew Welch

Peter Yeo

Karen Tippins

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

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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
Groundsman – Richard Hare

Dorset Council Councillors

Councillor Derek Beer

Councillor Tim Cook