Your Councillors

Greg Matthews

Greg Matthews


I have lived in the parish since 2007 and joined the Parish Council in 2012. I work full time at the UK national synchrotron at Harwell which is one of the UK's largest scientific research facilities. I wish to ensure North Leigh remains a thriving community, despite the many challenges it faces. North Leigh is a wonderful parish full of creative and caring people. These qualities have been seen in the various community events and festivals as well as the challenge of Covid19 and the lockdown when everyone pulled together to help each other and make sure the vulnerable among us were safe and able to access amenities. North Leigh is growing rapidly and the Parish Council will welcome new residents while remaining mindful of the concerns of everyone.

Harry St. John

Harry St. John

01993 881529

Age 67 - Divorced with two twenty something children Oliver and Atlanta, both working in London.
Qualifications BSc FRICS FAAV

I am a consultant with Savills, a national and international property services company - based in their regional hub office in Botley Oxford.

Village involvements

  • I have been a resident of North Leigh since 1997 and have lived in Oxfordshire since 1983.
  • I have served on the PC since about 1999 and as Chairman for about ten of those years. I have been involved with various village projects such as the new Memorial Hall, the Post Office and shop .
  • I have had an allotment off Park Road since 1998, and am a member of various village organisations including the St Mary’s Church choir and a “bit part” Windmill Player.
  • As a rural Chartered Surveyor, my particular knowledge relates to property, land and woods and related matters - especially planning issues - so I am on the PC’s planning working party that comments on all applications in the Parish.
  • I help, with others, spread salt in key parts of the village when the weather demands it and do occasional litter picks!!

Other involvements in the County.

  • I am a member of and have recently become a Trustee of the Wychwood Project a local charity which promotes the historic landscape, flora and fauna of the old royal hunting forest of Wychwood, and education about the countryside and its environment in West Oxfordshire.
  • I am a land manager representative on the Oxfordshire Countryside Access Forum – which is a consultative body on public access and rights of way for the County.
  • I have recently been elected as District Council member for North Leigh ward following on from Sir Barry Norton

Susie Cusick

Susie Cusick


01993 883033

My family moved to North Leigh in 1997, and as Roger and I have been here for 23 years. ( I hope we can be accepted as locals now ! )   I have 2 adult children, Emma who is about to move with her Partner within the West Oxfordshire area and Adam who is living in Bristol with his wife and my lovely Granddaughter. Some villagers may have seen me walking one of the two German Shepherd dogs around the Village. I enjoy village life immensely and am involved in several activities within our village including membership of Eynsham Health Club until it closed in March due to Covid-19. It will now be closed for approximately 2 years due to major construction and alterations to the Hall itself.

I retired in 2015 after 38 years as a Staff Nurse/Sister in Newborn Intensive Care (Total of 44 years in Nursing) but still work two or three shifts a month which I love.

I joined the Parish Council in 1998 and was initially involved in the Adventure Playground Plan and have been participating in various Parish projects since. I support our Parish Council Chairman, Greg Mathews, and try to improve Village Life for our Residents and their children.

I have recently taken over responsibility of regular inspections of the Children's Playground and the Adventure Playground and I am on the PC's Planning Working Party where we comment on various planning applications received by WODC Planning Department.




Jim Nicholson

Jim Nicholson

01993 881170

My wife Eileen and I moved to North Leigh in November 2008. Both born in Northumberland we lived in Pontefract, West Yorkshire from 1964 when, as an Industrial Chemist I worked for a company producing specialty chemicals and equipment for the world timber industry. I travelled extensively in Europe and Africa in a commercial/technical role until I retired in 1997.

I then became active in a number of public and community groups in Pontefract and West Yorkshire;
I was Chairman of Age Concern Wakefield, and served as a Governor at a Special Needs school, three Primary schools and a High School in Pontefract. As an Elected Member of Wakefield Met. District Council I served on the Planning and Adoption Committees. I was Deputy Cabinet Member for Social Care and Housing and a Director of Wakefield and District Housing. I was also a Trustee of various community groups in Pontefract and a Sidesman at the Parish Church.

Since settling in North Leigh I have concentrated on being a grandfather, reorganizing our house and garden, playing bowls at Hanborough and short-mat bowls at North Leigh, singing with Eynsham Choral Society, being a member of the War Memorial Committee and helping out with the Nor’Lye News.

Andy Clements

Andy Clements

07966 499223

My wife, Terrie, and I have lived in East End since 2001 following career moves around the country. I have recently retired after spending over 40 years working in the quarrying / building materials industry in a range of sales, commercial and managerial roles.

Retirement has given me time to make the most of my interests and hobbies which include sport, particularly cricket and rugby - although now restricted to watching rather than playing, clay pigeon shooting, walking, reading and listening to music. Since retiring I have become a volunteer with West Oxfordshire Citizens Advice and the Wychwood Project.

I have always had an interest in what was going on in the Parish, but work commitments prevented me from being able to get involved. Now I have the time to try and help my local community and look forward to working with my colleagues on the Parish Council.

Julie Minch

Julie Minch

07790 911 174

I moved to West Oxfordshire from Cambridge in 1982 and came to live in North Leigh in 2011 quickly discovering what a lovely village we have.

My 3 very grown up children have moved on and so I now spend much of my time working as a practice nurse or enjoying the beautiful countryside walking my two dogs.  In addition I was introduced to bell ringing at St Mary's and would recommend it as a hobby for anyone (new learners always welcome!).
I am very keen to become more involved in village life and contribute to maintaining the fabric and character of the village, supporting local businesses and societies in particular those aimed at the young and vulnerable.

David Fettes

01993 882 327

County Councillor

Liam Walker

District Councillor

Harry St John

01993 881 529