Members of the Parish Council

Parish Councillors representing Norton St Philip, Farleigh Hungerford & Hassage:

Clerk To The Parish Council

Nicola Duke B.A (Hons), MILCM

Address: 6 Shetland Close, Westbury,  Wiltshire. BA13 2GN

Tel: 01373 864127


The role of a Parish Clerk

Clive Abbott (Chair)

Clive Abbot NSP Council Member Contact Clive:


Tel: 07966 283145

Clive’s career was in the public sector, in both central and local government, preceded by two years voluntary service. Retirement roles have included board member of a Housing Association, governor of a Special School, board member of the Bath & District Branch of CRUSE Bereavement Care, member of the Bath Preservation Trust’s Environs of Bath Committee, a member of Claverton Parish Council, and International Elections Observer in Georgia and twice in Macedonia. Since completing a PhD in history at Bristol University in 2013, Clive has been a Visiting Fellow at the university’s School of Humanities.

Since 2013, Clive and his wife, Jane, have lived in Hassage on the Parish Council’s western frontier.

Michael Walker (Vice-Chair)

Michael Walker

Contact Michael:
T: 01225 834258

“Moved to Norton St Philip in 2013 from Northamptonshire, where I have managed a predominately arable mixed farm for the past 25 years. We had Lincoln Red cattle, Middle White pigs and Suffolk cross lambs going through our Farm shop.

I joined the Parish Council in 2014 and have been part of the TAG group doing both Speedwatch and the HGV watch.

I am also part of the Churchmead committee.

Being married to the Vicar, I get involved in things in the Church! I am also helping with Grabbits on a Thursday evening.

NSP is a unique village with a great community spirit, and I aim to encourage it’s development and progress for the maximum benefit of all.”

Julian Emery

Julian Emery

Contact Julian:


Tel: 07825 071271

Married to Jessica and they have five grown up children. He has lived in Bath most of his life and worked in the construction and property industry. He currently runs the family-owned business.

He moved to the Parish of Norton St Philip in 2016 and has just completed the construction of a new house. Previous appointments and roles have included school governor, Trustee of New Oriel Hall, a community centre in Bath, Trustee of Bath Scouts.

He has a keen interest in the countryside, planning and environmental issues.

Jan Scarrow

IMG_0347Contact Jan:


Tel: 07876 203020

“I have lived in Norton St.Philip since 1979.

My working life has been in education, teaching in secondary schools in the north of England and Wiltshire and then as a headteacher at a boarding school in Bristol for 15years. I am a governor at two schools.

Since my retirement three years ago I am enjoying living full time again in the village and joined the Parish Council at the end of 2015. I am a member of the church mead committee.

I am married to David who is an active member of the Traffic Action Group.

My interest is to ensure there are good facilities and amenities for all residents whilst protecting the special environment of Norton St.Philip which enhances the life of our community.”

George Hitchens

Contact George:


Tel: 01373 834863 & 07850 369456

Amanda and I moved to Fortescue Fields in 2014 after spending our working lives in London. I worked in the film and television industry as a sound engineer.

I have known the area all my life; my parents live locally as did my grandparents.

I became involved in local affairs quite quickly, working with the village group opposed to the planned Fortescue Fields expansion. I was also involved in the proposed inclusion of the Fortescue West and Ponds fields as Local Green Spaces in Mendip’s Local Plan Part 2.

I am delighted to have recently become Treasurer of Church Mead

Barbi Lund

I was born and spent my formative years in South Africa but left at 23 because I no longer wished to live under the apartheid system.  I travelled widely in my twenties finally settling in Devon where both my children were born.

I have been lucky enough to have two careers, firstly as a Psychology lecturer and then, after completing a law degree and LPC in my mid-forties, as a contract manager within the NHS. I also trained as a yoga teacher in the noughties and now balance my rather sedentary  work life by teaching three yoga classes in the village – a great way to get to know a variety of people (in a variety of postures!)

Neil and I moved to Norton St Philip in 2010. We both have a keen interest in environmental issues and I am a founder member of Sustainable Norton St Philip.

Rupert Foster

(More details to follow)

I moved with my family to the village in 2015 from Western Australia, where we had spent a few years on the beach. My wife is from Western Australia, but I hail from the less exotic London. I have only recently joined the Parish Council but became involved with the Cricket Club soon after my arrival. Playing cricket on Church Mead on a summer’s evening is a wonderful and special experience even if you have just been out for a duck. Norton St Philip is a very welcoming village with a unique historical heritage and a beautiful visage. I hope very much to contribute to the village’s strong community spirit and to maintaining its very special heritage