SGPC Our New Team

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2019 sees us well into our second year as a new team, presently with four councillors a co-option for a fifth councillor to be made in the new year, and our clerk.  

We have enjoyed considerable support from the community whose interests and concerns inform all our decision-making and to all of whom we seek to be readily accessible.

If you’d like to get in touch with the Council, this is the email address to use:

Our Parish Clerk will forward your email to one or more of us, as appropriate, but please feel free to use one of the individual Parish Councillor email addresses below, if this is more appropriate to your enquiry.

See below for photographs and brief personal profiles on each of us.


Cllr Hugh Pidgeon (Chair)

We love living here. When we first came to live in Sibford in 1988, our two children settled happily in the primary school, one on each side of the road; and I was the Chairman of the Governors there for 4 years. After a long spell living in China together, and a couple of hops after the children were born, 30 years on it seems Fiona and I have settled here too! My job all that time? I’ve never known what to call it, but it comes down to facilitating difficult conversations and helping people make complex decisions when the stakes are getting high. Should come in useful!


Cllr David Allen (Vice Chair)

After graduating in London, and qualifying as a Chartered Engineer, I pursued a career in investment management, and retired as UK Director of a global management consultancy in 2011. Following 3 years of “grey gap” travelling around Europe, living in a campervan, Marianne and I discovered the wonderful Sibfords, and moved “up the valley” from Marlow to Sibford Gower in 2014. In between frequent travel, keeping in touch with our extended family, offshore sailing, charity work, and numerous musical projects, we have been warmly welcomed into the Community … particularly through my involvement with the Village Hall, the Breakfast Club, and the Sibford Players.


Cllr Roger Mallows

Having taught in Bedford and Rugby, I spent over 20 years as a headteacher in Leamington Spa before retiring to Somerset. Retirement has included educational consultancy; part-time NHS Hospital Manager in mental health; voluntary work with the Samaritans; renovating a 16th century farmhouse. The delightful arrival of grandchildren prompted a relocation of the family to the warm and welcoming Sibford Gower in 2015, leading to the recent renovation of Yew Tree House.


Cllr Amanda Ransom

Julian and I came to Sibford Gower 15 years ago. Our three young children were born here, and all have attended the primary school. As a family from farming backgrounds in Oxfordshire it has been wonderful to see our children grow up surrounded by their friends and the fantastic amenities and countryside that the village has to offer. I have really enjoyed being part of our amazing school and PTA for the past 8 years and have been so fortunate to have made so many friends in our warm and vibrant community. Julian and I run our family landscaping business together, which is based in Banbury.


Vanessa Mulley (Parish Clerk)

Sibford has been a part of my life since 1993 when I first met my husband, who was born and raised in the village. Finally in 2003 we made Sibford Gower our home for 6 years before moving away to return again in 2014. Together we run our family furniture and joinery business from the village and I also freelance administrative services. I played the Spirit in the Sibford Millennium Pageant, which I thought would be a great way to get to know the village better; and in 2017 I joined the Sibford Players which I’m loving being a part of. With 2 children at the local primary school, I am also active with the school PTA and help out as a parent volunteer within school.