Parish Council Members

All Councillors can be contacted via the Clerk, details below.


Cllr Mark Brayshay, Chair

I have been a resident of Luddington for 9 years and I am married to Sue (who is chairman of the village hall). I have been in financial services for over 40 years and having achieving chartered status I set up my own independent financial advise company with Sue as co-director in 2018.

I enjoy walking, having made Everest Base camp in 2017. Now the walking involves hauling a 40 kilo Labrador called Lenny around the village. Lately I have succumbed to being a MAMIL and enjoy bike riding. I am also a member of Luddington Village fund being partly responsible for incinerating 200 Burgers and 200 hot dogs at the village fetes.

I was previously chair of Stratford Round Table and believe passionately about local causes.

Cllr Claire Wise, Vice Chair

Claire was co-opted onto the Parish Council 2016 after moving to Luddington Road in 2015.  Claire has lived in Stratford-Upon-Avon since 2010 for over 10 years and is a HR professional specialising in Talent development with experience in both the Construction and Manufacturing sectors.

Claire is passionate about the Parish and supporting the many wonderful people that live within it.  Claire’s motivation for joining the Parish Council was to ensure that the Parish was protected for the qualities that it has in a rural location.  The Parish is full of valuable green spaces, used by many people from across the town, which are of even more importance in these times of a Climate Change Emergency.  She is feels strongly that the character of the Parish must be maintained in the years to come and for future generations.

With Claire’s professional experience in Leadership and Management development she hopes she brings a meaningful contribution to the community, ensuring that the Parish will always be a great place to live.


Cllr Rod Barnett

I was born in Sheep Street in Stratford on Avon over 70 years ago and bought my first house, Garden Cottages off Shakespeare Street in the late 60’s. I spent two years at Leamington Art School in the 60’s after which I worked in advertising agencies as a Graphic Designer before becoming a Portrait and Wedding Photographer specialising in Portraits in the Home Photography.

This involved cold calling, booking to take photographs of children, families, pets etc and then returning week/ten days later to sell packs of photographs. My experience of cold calling also allowed me to work for many well known companies selling their services door to door over the years.

I was a Luddington Parish Councillor for around ten years from 1999 and enjoyed helping the local community and now retired feel I have the time and energy to help the local community as a Parish Councillor once again.

Cllr Andy Haines

Moving to Stratford-upon-Avon was a long standing ambition which we realised in 2015 with the purchase of the near derelict Clover Cottage in Luddington. Never one to shy from a challenge, I pulled up my boot straps with my family and we got cracking. The project stretched our minds, our project management and finance skills to the max but 5 years on we couldn’t be happier.

I joined LPC in late 2017, but was forced to retire in early 2019 after three heart attacks in November 2018 left me frustrated physically and unable to actively, positively participate. I’m delighted to rejoin LPC in October 2020 and looking forwards to contributing to the village, parish, and town we’ve come to love.

Professionally, I’m a company director sitting on the boards of three companies, and also part of the senior management team of a major international healthcare products distribution company headquartered in Dublin, supporting the NHS and social care professions.

I’m married with one daughter, I enjoy classic cars – I’m currently owned by a 1974 MGBGT, I enjoy walking, cycling and kayaking when possible. I’m excited to be involved in shaping the future of Luddington as a modern parish with traditional values and hope to serve well.

Cllr Alison Hegarty

Chair: CIL Working Group

Chair: CEAP Working Group

Alison graduated in Law from Newcastle University and qualified as a Solicitor, working for several years before having a family.  In a change of career, after a PGCE at Birmingham University, Alison worked as a primary school teacher. More recently, she has completed a Masters in Literature and Arts at Oxford University. Alison has been a Parish Councillor for thirteen years and worked with other councillors to produce Luddington Village Design Statement, adopted by Stratford District Council in 2018. She is Chair of the Climate Emergency Action Plan Group and the Community Infrastructure Levy Group.

Jo Fleeman, Clerk and Responsible Officer

After graduating from St Andrews University with an MA in Management, Economics and Politics, Jo spent 30 years working behind the scenes in the theatre industry as an administrator and general manager. She has worked in rep, on the fringe, for UK and international tours, and for major West End productions. In 2006 Jo joined the team behind Wicked the Musical in the West End and for 11 years she worked in their costume department, which was based in Stratford. Jo became Luddington Parish Clerk in September 2019. She is currently studying for her CiLCA qualification.