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Your Parish Council

Parish Councillors

David Ruse - Chairman 

Register of Interests

David has lived in the village for 25 years with his wife Carole who runs Cosy Paws Cattery.  Their two adult daughters grew up in the village. Retiring from a 40 year career in Local Government, David now follows his interests in railways, historic buildings and the natural environment, cooking, and reading, as well as supporting Carole in running the cattery and driving their Welsh ponies.  

Contact: 01488 648397    

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Sue Tulloch - Vice-Chairman

Register of Interests

Sue moved to the village from London in 2003 with her husband Freddie. She helps to run an Events and Corporate Hospitality business in the village and works with Freddie on the farm and shoot.  They have four children, 2 boys & 2 girls, the last 3 born here & christened at All Saints Church. She is a trustee of the Village Hall.  Sue loves running, particularly around the beautiful countryside of East Garston; she also loves to cook and to play golf – badly!

Contact:- 01488 649590

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Deana Carpenter - Councillor

Register of Interests

Deana was born in East Garston and has lived in the village for most of her life. The only time she has been away from the village was when she lived in Newmarket for two years whilst her husband Danny was stationed with the USAF at RAF Lakenheath. She has worked for an IT company as their financial controller for 18 years. She is actively involved in the Social Club. She enjoys reading, ten pin bowling and socialising.

Contact:- 01488 648308

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Annabelle Eyre - Councillor

Register of Interests

Annabelle moved to East Garston with her parents , Monica and Jim, in 1988 and has lived here off and on since then, making it her permanent home in 2007.   She currently works in Westminster in central Government .  An enthusiastic dog walker (of wirehaired dachshunds) and a slow runner, she makes the most of the surrounding countryside.

Contact:- 01488 648238




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Jonathan Rabbitts - Councillor

Register of Interests

Jonathan has lived and farmed in the immediate locality virtually all of his life. He is married to Joanne and they have 2 children. Driving through and around East Garston everyday he can keep up with what is happening in the village and feels well placed to lend assistance should any problems arise. As a Parish Councillor and past Chairman he likes to think he can keep and maintain all that is good in our village for future generations.

Contact:- 01488 648736

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Chris Tonge - Councillor

Register of Interests

Chris first came to the village in 1959 to work. He met Dawn in 1963 and they married in the parish church in 1965. They moved away but returned in 1979 to run the shop and post office until 2006 when they retired. He has served on the Parish Council for more than 30 years and has been Chairman several times. They have two children, a son who lives in the village and daughter who also lives locally.

Contact:- 01488 648370




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Alison Blackmore - Clerk

Alison is married to Tony and has lived in the village for nearly thirty years. They have a son and daughter who grew up here. Alison is a chartered accountant, now retired from a career in business and charities. Alison was cub leader in Lambourn for eight years and a Trustee of the Watermill Theatre for six years. Her interests include golf,walking, travel and music.

Contact Details Below


Other key contacts

Local MP:

Laura Farris, Conservative

01635 551070


District Councillor:

Clive Hooker, Conservative

07798 920981