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Parish Clerk

Janice Towndrow Parish Clerk
Janice Towndrow Parish Clerk

Cropwell Bishop Parish Clerk – Janice Towndrow
Contact Details:-
Telephone: 0115 9894656
Mobile: 07825080529
Office based at; The Old School, Fern Road, Cropwell Bishop, Notts NG12 3BU
Usual Office Hours: 9.30am to 2.30pm Monday to Friday

Jacques Lacey, Chairman

Jacques Lacey

As a member of the Cropwell Bishop community for over 30yrs I decided to take my life gained skills and experiences to help in a way that I felt would be beneficial to the village as a whole.

Joining the Parish Council gave me that opportunity and also allowed me to have a voice within the community whereby I could be creative, as well as non-politically driven, to assist the residents in their quests.

By accepting the position of Chairman, I have now fully committed myself to engaging even closer with Borough Council and hopefully empowering me to take the stance sometimes required to open dialogue at that level.

My responsibilities within the Parish Council as Chairman are now to include the duty of presiding over regular meetings and ensuring that the Parish Council always has the village interests at its heart.

Part of this new position also is to act as the interface between the residents of Cropwell Bishop and the Parish Council, of which it is my intention to uphold, wherever or whenever practical to do so.

My personal time is my own, however, my ethic is that people will be heard, and so I will be making myself available, as much as possible, for general discussion within reason.

My personal interests include golf, walking the dog, cycling and keeping my hand in with some DIY plus a little bit of car action.

Contact Details:
Long Hey
The Maltings
Cropwell Bishop
NG12 3DA
Tel: 0115 989 2494
E mail:

Michael Beazley

Cllr. Michael Beazley

I have lived in Cropwell Bishop since 2001 with Abbiegail and her two daughters Victoria and Georgina and we married at St Giles church in December 2014.

I worked in the security industry mainly with ADT and Secom servicing Intruder, CCTV and access control systems and after I retired in 2017 I became more involved in the community.

The 1st Cropwell bishop scout group was formed 10 years ago and i was a founder member and am a scout assistant leader with the group. I also represent St Giles Church on the Parochial Church Council of Wiverton in the Vale parish and last November took over the chairmanship of Cropwell Bishop Memorial Hall.

In my spare time I love to watch cricket and am a member at Trent Bridge and enjoy walking our 2 dogs Moby and Eddy I like to read History and detective novels and go to a lot of local football games in the winter months

Contact details

11 Cropwell Butler Road,
Cropwell Bishop
Nottingham NG123DD



Willow Allison

Willow Allison
Willow Allison

Raised in Cropwell Bishop, I have lived within the village for my whole life, besides student years spent in Kent and in Canada. One of my favourite things about Cropwell Bishop is how many things are going on; from fun exercise classes to tea and cake. I have been involved with the former Girl Guide unit, insomuch that I refused to leave so became a young leader!

Having recently graduated, my current work involves helping vulnerable individuals with their finances. Outside of work, you will probably find me walking through some of the glorious countryside Cropwell Bishop has to offer … or on a flight to the other side of the world.

For the most part, I aim to bring the view of those in the 20s to the table. I care greatly about the public transport links for the village, and hope to bring everyone together for a thriving village community.

Contact Details:

0115 9899275

Jo Wroughton

I have lived in Cropwell Bishop since 1999, having grown up in Gotham and Radcliffe-on-Trent.I have two sons aged 12 and 14 who went to the village playgroup and primary school and who are now at Toothill. After working for a bank for 25 years I decided on a total career change and now have a fabulous job as a teaching assistant at our village school. I also run our village youth club, CKOB, and with some great volunteers we entertain in excess of 40 children each fortnight. As a result, my particular areas of interest are youth, environmental issues and personnel. I feel this village is a wonderful, vibrant place to live and hope to contribute to ensuring that continues.

Contact Details:       e-mail  Tel: 01159892191

Colin Bryan

Colin Bryan
Colin Bryan

Born and raised in Bingham, I moved to Cropwell Bishop in 1973 and currently live with my partner Serena.   My children Matthew and Helen were raised in Cropwell Bishop getting involved with the school activities and local scout groups at the time. They have given us three grandchildren, Helen, married to James, have Lillie and George who attend Cropwell Bishop Primary, and Matthew married to Michelle who have Emelia and live near Ilkeston.

On leaving school I became a City and Guilds apprentice for Hawker Siddeley Aviation at Langar airfield works, working on the Shackleton aircraft whilst studying electrical and electronics. When the works closed I worked at various TV based companies getting my final qualifications and gaining the practical and communication side of living in the local community. Opening my own TV business in Cropwell Bishop in 1976 which allows me to bring the thoughts and feelings of the people I meet here to the council. Joining the Parish council in 1993,  I have been involved with most decisions of the council along the way, with particular interest in the Grantham Canal and recent A46 road works planning issues.

Hobbies, Campanology, (Church Bell ringing) I am currently the Steeple keeper and Guild representative for St Giles, Cropwell Bishop, have taught many people the art of bell ringing, and ring many towers all over the country as well as the local ones.  Myself and former wife Deborah started the now famous Cropwell 24hour bike ride, which still runs every two years raising many thousands of pounds for the Memorial Hall, Marie Curie, and the Notts Air Ambulance charities. I am the current chairman of the Grantham Canal Community liaison Group (GCCLG) where the representatives of the riparian parish councils meet to air their local issues of the Grantham Canal. I also like to go caravanning when time allows!

Contact Details:

113 Hoe View Road
Cropwell Bishop
NG12 3DJ
0115 9893477

John Greenwood MICE CEng

John Greenwood
John Greenwood

I am married to Glyn and we have 2 sons who now have their own families living in Australia and Austria. We moved to Cropwell Bishop in 1994 having previously spent 5 years in Bingham.
My career has been in Civil Engineering working for government agencies and private consultants on various engineering projects including major highway schemes. I was a lecturer at Nottingham Trent University from 1995 to 2012 and enjoyed research on the use of tree roots to stabilise soil slopes and the development of a self erecting flood barrier and a paddle wheel tidal generator. I have now retired from Trent University but maintain the research interests.
I became a member of Cropwell Bishop Parish Council in 2006 and have taken a particular interest in transportation issues working with the County Council to improve bus services in the area. I believe in improving our environment and was disappointed that the Highways Agency insisted on putting the A46 on an intrusive high embankment at Stragglethorpe dismissing the lower scale scheme proposed by the Parish Council and others which would have kept the A46 at ground level. I will continue to seek improvements and enhanced safety for our village environment.
I enjoy working on the home and garden. The Village Walking and Gardening Clubs provide friendship and local interest. The folk music scene offers me relaxation with the odd camping weekends at festivals (but only if it is good weather!). I used to enjoy sailing and my interest in railways is re-awakened by the sight of a stream engine!

Contact details:

10 Nottingham Road
Cropwell Bishop
NG12 3BQ
0115 9899798

Alan Wilson

Alan Wilson

I was born and raised at Colston Bassett, and moved to Cropwell Bishop when I married my wife Eunice in 1971. We had one daughter, and one granddaughter who live locally. Unfortunately I was widowed in September 2011.

Cropwell Bishop Parish Council: 
I was elected to Cropwell Bishop Parish Council in 1991 and elected Chairman in 2003, and finally stood down from the chairman’s position at the 2022 AGM. 

Though no longer chairman, I continue to attend outside meetings and still represent the Council on other local village organisations.  

  • Memorial Hall Committee 
  • The Parish Plan Monitoring Group. 
  • Entertainments & Activities Working Group. 
  • The village Youth Group. 
  • The Primary Schools’ Pupils’ Council. 
  • I also co-edit and draft articles for Cropwell Bishop News. 


My main interests are Politics, Reading, History and Vintage Commercial Vehicles. I also own a touring caravan and enjoy my breaks away in the caravan. Unfortunately, a few years ago I had my spine fused and have had two replacement knee operations. My other interests were walking and gardening both of which has now been curtailed.  

Contact Details:

53 Hoe View Road
Cropwell Bishop
NG12 3DE
0115 9893074