Stratton on the Fosse Parish Clerk

Official contact with the Parish Council should be made through the Parish Clerk, Valerie Attwood, and should be addressed to 2 James Close, Holcombe, Radstock, BA3 5HA, Tel. 01761233251 or by email at


Your Parish Council Members

John Padfield

John Padfield, Chairman of the Council and Chairman of the Burial Ground Committee
Highbank, Watery Lane, Stratton on the Fosse, Radstock, BA3 4QY. Tel. 01761 232759

I have lived in the village since 1943 and I farm the land around the parish. I joined the Parish Council in 1967 and have been chairman for a number of years. I enjoy my work with the council, which I find rewarding, as we can conduct our business without any political interference. My interests include my business interests, walking and my involvement with the local Rotary club.

Judy Davies

Judy Davies, Vice Chairman and Chair of the Planning Committee,
The Old Rectory, Church Lane, Stratton on the Fosse, Radstock, BA3 4QU. Tel. 01761 232352

"I moved to Stratton on the Fosse over 35 years ago. I am married with four children and eleven grandchildren. I have been a Parish councillor for many years and am currently on the Planning Committee. My interests are walking, reading, singing and I am a member of NADFAS, the National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts."

Alan Norris
Alan Norris, Councillor and Member of the Planning Committee
The Old Telephone Exchange, Fosse Road, Stratton on the Fosse, Radstock, BA3 4RB. Tel. 01761 233365

"I was born in Radstock, educated at Writhlington Secondary School (as it was known then). I've been married twice, four children by a previous marriage, eleven grandchildren. I'm semi-retired, which gives me time to spend with the grandsons who have inherited their passion for football like me both playing and watching (needless to say my playing days are sadly over.) I've lived in Stratton for 40 years both in South Street and Fosse Road in our mobile home (with Norma.) My other interests are athletics in which I ran the 100yards, and threw the javelin (not at the same time!) My passion above all else as everyone who knows me is deep sea fishing. My pet hates is litter thrown in Laybys and other places which is ruining the countryside."

Jeremy Padfiled

Jeremy Padfield, Councillor and Chair of the Community Gardens Committee
Church Farm, Church Lane, Stratton on the Fosse, Radstock, BA3 4QY. Tel. 01761 232303



David Stock
Dave Stock, Councillor and member of the Community Garden Committee
31, Middlemead, Stratton on the Fosse, Radstock, BA3 4QH. Tel. 01761 232756



Malcolm Daniels Malcolm Daniels, Councillor, Member of the Planning Committee, the Community Garden Committee, the Finance Committee and Webmaster
6, Middlemead, Stratton on the Fosse, Radstock, BA3 4QH. Tel. 01761 232083. email:

"Born in Bristol, I moved to Somerset in 1964 and Stratton on the Fosse in 1981. I served on Holcombe Parish Council for a number of years in the 70s and Stratton on the Fosse for a number in the 80s. I went to school at Bristol Grammar School, my first job was as research physicist at Imperial Tobacco Co. before joining Downside School as Senior Technician. I moved into computers at the school in 1984 becoming firstly Head of IT and afterwards Computer Systems Manager, responsible for some 250 computers. I retired in 2010. My interests include footpaths and walking, wildlife and other photography, video, music, family history and various aspects of computing. I am webmaster for this web site." email:


Helen Murtagh, Councillor and Member of the Finance Committee
1, Avenue Villas, Fosse Road, Stratton on the Fosse, Radstock, BA3 4RG

I am new to the village, having moved here in May 2014 to renovate a house.

I am married with two young children, who attend St Benedict's Primary school and the on-site Mogghill Nursery. I am secretary to the St Benedict's school PTA and run the accounts and administration of my husbands business. I also work part time for the NHS. I am hoping to bring some new ideas and a fresh outlook to the Parish Council.


Picture of Kris Fosdike Kris Fosdike, Councillor and Member of the Finance Committee
11, Sunnymead, The Fosse Road, Stratton on the Fosse, BA3 4QG

Born in Lambeth, London and raised in the South East of England, I moved to North Somerset when I was 17 through my Father's work. I have lived in Stratton on the Fosse and Holcombe for the last 28 years. I am a Quantity Surveyor by profession and have worked for several large and small contractors since leaving Norton Hill School in 1971 and spending 5 years qualifying at Bath College. I enjoy many sports, Golf and walking are now my primary activities, but I enjoyed some success as a distance runner in my twenties, once completing the London Marathon in under 3 hours. As a councillor, I am keen to see that our village retains it's individuality, it's services and sympathetic development for the future

Photo of Sara Crawshaw Sara Crawshaw, Councillor

6, Bainsbury View, Stratton on the Fosse, Radstock, BA3 4XR. Tel. No. 01761 239135

I was born in London and lived in Manchester, bringing up 3 children in the city, before realising my life's dream of moving to the country 6 years ago. Living in Stratton has shown me the importance of village life and I would like to support and develop our local community during my time on the Parish Council. I am also on the Village Hall Committee.