Javascript is required for this site to function, please enable.
Pages Menu
Categories Menu

Steering Group

Shinfield Parish signpost

The Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) steering group was set up by Shinfield Parish Council to control and develop the plan through a process of Focus Groups that dealt with the individual issues that it was felt we could include and influence through the plan.

NDP are a new concept to enable local people to influence the changes that have an impact on the places where they live. The Parish Council felt that it was important to be in the vanguard in NPD implementations because of the significant housing developments in our area.

If you’d like to contribute as a community member to the project and are interested in volunteering to take part in one of our groups, please contact us.

The Steering Group Members

Silhouette Head Icon

Peter Hughes

Parish Councillor and Chair of the Steering Group and Community and Recreation Focus Group

I have lived in Shinfield for some eight years now, I have been actively involved in a number of community groups in Reading since moving here in 1974 from London. more »

Silhouette Head Icon

Mike Gough

LinkedIn icon
 Chair of Parish Council and Chair of Education Focus Group

I spent over 43 years in the IT and telecommunications industry, including senior commercial roles with the RACAL Communications Group and also Cable & Wireless. more »

Silhouette Head Icon

Andrew Grimes

Parish Councillor and Chair of Transport, Access and Housing Focus Group

Silhouette Head Icon

Jane Sellwood

Independent member and Chair of Natural Environment Group

I have been a resident of Three Mile Cross since the 1975 and my children attended Grazeley School.  The family has walked most of the local footpaths and taken a dog along for a few years. more »

Richard Hatton photo

Richard Hatton

LinkedIn icon Independent member (also Chair of the Shinfield Community Partnership)

Richard has been local resident for 25 years and is currently the Chairman of the Community Partnership. A member of the Volunteer Group in the past he was a parent governor at Ryeish Green School.more »

Silhouette Head Icon

Dawn Peer

Parish Councillor

I have lived in Spencers Wood since 1976, joining Shinfield Parish Council in October 2008. I am actively involved in Planning/Transport matters at SPC and serve the Parish on the Wokingham District Association of Local Councils.more »

Jacqui Barnes

Jacqui Barnes

Shinfield Parish Clerk

Jacqui has been the Clerk since 1995 and has supported the council through many changes during that time. She works full-time at the council office in School Green, Shinfield and has the assistance of one part-time Admin Assistant. Jacqui also serves on the Berkshire Accreditation Panel for Quality Council Certification. She lives in the parish, is married and has a family.

Silhouette Head Icon

Emma Critchley

LinkedIn icon Neighbourhood Planner (non-voting supporting officer)

I am the Neighbourhood Planner for Wokingham Borough Council and my role is to support the Shinfield community, as well as other communities across the Borough, through the Neighbourhood Planning process. more » ‎

Silhouette Head Icon

David Murray Cox

Barton Willmore representing the developers (non-voting member)



The group meets monthly and all meetings are held in the Parish Offices and are open to any member of the Public or anyone who represents any particular interest group.

Most Recent Minutes



As a member of our community, your input is vital to making this project a success. You can either do that by contacting us or leaving comments on any page where you see Post a Reply at the bottom of the page. You’ll need to register with us to post comments.

Post a Reply