Cllr Mike Osborne

Chairman of Studley Parish Council
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Cllr Colin Summers

Parish Councillor

I am a 65-year-old Studley born-and-bred resident.

I attended Studley High School and upon leaving I started work as an apprentice carpenter. Later I decided upon a career change and moved to another company in the building industry as a trainee quantity surveyor. I remained with that large national company for over forty years and progressed to the position of Midlands Regional Director.

I married my wife Julie in 1988 and we have one child, a son, who was born in 1995.

In 2013 my wife and I established a UK medical company marketing products patented by a Swiss doctor, and we ran that company up until my retirement.

In my younger years I played football for N.I. sporting FC whose home ground was Studley Sports and Social Club. Being too old to play competitive football now I get my exercise walking our Springer Spaniel each day coupled with the occasional round of golf, which more often than not, turns out to be a long walk losing golf balls along the way.

I am honoured to have held the position of Chairman of the Parish Council working with a highly dedicated team of councillors and staff, especially through the turbulent and testing times of the Covid Pandemic.

As long as I am a councillor it is my determination to continue carrying out my duties on behalf of, and for the benefit of, the residents and community.

Cllr Chris Britt

Parish Councillor

I have now been a resident of Studley for well over 30 years, having moved here, with my wife Sonia, in 1989.  Our three daughters all attended Studley schools and still live locally.

My career began in horticultural research and evolved into agri-environmental research and consultancy.  More recently, what began as a spare time interest, with voluntary support for my three competitive swimmer daughters, has become my main job – as I have worked for various local employers as a swimming teacher and coach.  For several years I was the Head Coach at Redditch Swimming Club and, although now semi-retired, I still regularly teach at Abbey Stadium and near Stratford.

I was formerly, several years ago now, a parent governor at Studley Community Infants’ School.  For the past year or so, I have been regularly working as a volunteer at the Where Next charity’s Spernal nursery and garden centre, working with adults with learning difficulties.

As a co-opted member of Studley Parish Council, which I joined in November 2021, I serve on the Council’s Planning Committee and the management committee of Studley Sports and Social Club.  I also have specific responsibilities for Studley Library and Studley Nature Reserve.

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Cllr Julie Palmer

Parish Councillor

I delivered the post in Studley for over 19 years, and made so many friends. I came back to Studley, as the Lollipop Lady in the High Street. I may not live in Studley, but it feels like my second home.

I like to sing (that’s why it rains in Studley especially at 3pm weekdays), love 60s music, talking (a lot), wearing sequins, baking, sewing and collecting Minions (Which I have over 40+ teddies and over 35+ small ones).I also like visiting charity shops!

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Cllr Craig Stone

Councillor

My childhood was spent travelling between Australia and the UK, so after I had finished my studies in the late 90s and found work in the Midlands, I wasn’t really sure how long I’d stick around. It didn’t take long though before I met my soul mate, got married and eventually decided to try and be more grown up, maybe get on the housing market, maybe buy a cat, and even start a family! So eventually in 2002 we moved to Studley.

Fast forward to today and we are still here, possibly a little more grown up, sadly no longer have the cat, but instead, have 2 teenage daughters, 2 Beagles and 6 ducks!

The day job has been a career of technical and management roles for Rolls-Royce, working on aero engine fuel control systems. When not at work I can be found walking (being dragged by) the hounds around the village and Heart of England Forest, Taxi driver for the kids, or volunteering for Aunty Jen Productions as a roadie/sound and lights engineer/props designer, pretty much have a go at anything that’s technical and doesn’t involve being on the stage!

I was co-opted on to the Parish Council June 2023, my decision to join was inspired by how the Studley community reacted to the Covid pandemic and recognising, in a time of restricted travel and working from home, how good living in Studley has been for me and my family.

I have joined the Community Engagement and Finance Committees and am looking forward to listening to the Studley Residents I represent along with trying to support regeneration projects that help our diverse environment and support decisions that benefit the whole community.

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Cllr Lee Kent

Councillor

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