Parish Council Members

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


Cllr Andy Hibbitt, Chairman

Chair: PATCH Working Group

Andy has been a resident of the Parish since 2013, living in Dodwell and first joined the CIL and PATCH working groups before being co-opted as a Councillor in March 2021.

Andy is CIPS qualified and has a full-time contract management role in National Grid’s Capital Construction team and has enjoyed a long and varied career in the gas and electricity utility industry. 

The opportunity to make a positive difference to the lives of the residents of Luddington and Dodwell, particularly through green travel initiatives and traffic calming, is what has attracted Andy to become a Parish Councillor and he is delighted to be able to serve the community in which he lives.

Andy is a lover of trees and has planted many in association with the Woodland Trust. He also enjoys skiing, cycling and dog walking.

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 Rob Carey

I hail from Windsor and grew up in a village just outside the town. I married Nicola in 1981 and we lived in that same village from 1984 until we moved to Luddington in the summer of 2022.

I qualified as a Chartered Quantity Surveyor in 1982 and worked predominantly in London with a number periods of
working abroad. I retired in 2016 and with my wife formed a Quantity Surveying consultancy which we are now slowly winding down.

Our passion is our family, we have two sons and currently three grandsons.  I have an interest in most sports, mainly golf these days, I was golf club captain at Eton College Golf Club
in 2007. Additionally, I have undertaken a lot of DIY including designing and self-building an extension and garage to our previous house. I have also made, from a kit, a Westfield sports car.

I look forward very much to joining the Parish Council, hopefully I will learn quickly and soon be able to
add value for all.

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.

Rachael Anstey, Clerk/RFO

Rachael graduated from Worcester University in Business Management and went onto study towards CPE in Legal Studies at Postgraduate level at the University of Central England.  Rachael has working in various business backgrounds; from sales and IT whilst studying. To go onto develop skills in recruitment, legal and fundraising. Rachael came on board in 2021 with prior experience of working within councils.

Cllr Linda Wright



Cllr Peter Murtagh