1. Cllr. Janet Dobson, 01949 829012,  E-mail:

Having travelled the world as the daughter of an Army Officer, then an army wife I settled in Newton with my two children nearly 20 years ago – and I have loved every minute of it. As I approach retirement (slowly) from my job as an Office Manager in an Infant School, I will be able to give more time to village matters. I have seen the village grow from a small, safe patch to a much larger housing estate that has, at times, felt overwhelming. As a Parish Councillor I am keen to ensure all residents are represented and we work together to build a successful, cohesive community with great facilities for everyone to enjoy.

2. Cllr. James Fisher, Chairman,  01949 20235, E-mail:

I was born in the nearby village of Shelford but have lived and farmed with my family at Newton House Farm for the past thirty four years
I was a councillor for over 30 years on the original joint parish council of Shelford and Newton
I was instrumental in the formation of two separate parish councils following the closure of the RAF station and the impending development of a larger community and housing at Newton
I joined Newton Parish Council in October 2017
I have a wealth of local knowledge and am particularly interested in seeing the enlarging community of Newton develop for the benefit of its residents

3. Cllr. Mrs Margaret Goulder, 01949 829088,  E-mail:

4. Cllr. Rebecca Higgs (Penny), 07833 654646, E-mail:

I am a Teacher specialising in teaching students who exhibit challenging behaviour. I have lived on Trenchard Close for 19 years. I have a daughter who has recently started University. I also have a dog that most days you will see me walking.
My interests on the Parish Council are Communications and the Play Area, as I want everyone to know how hard we are working behind the scenes to make Newton a enjoyable fun place to live.

As a Parish Councillor I am more than happy for people to speak to me and to express their point of view. Because it is you the parishioners I represent.

5. Cllr. Neil Phillips, 07774 961116, E-mail:

I have been a Newton Resident for over 18 years and I own two businesses in the Village, based at Newton House Farm. One is a leisure supplies company in the Caravan and Motorhome market. The other is a Narrowboat hire company. I am 59 years old and have actively been involved in Cycling, Motorsport and Sailing for many years. I held the office of Vice president of my cycling club and was also Chairman of my Car Club and have held several committee positions within all three of my clubs. I would love to see Newton with more facilities for the benefit of all the residents and hope being on the council helps that become a reality.

6.  Cllr. Sarah Shaw, 07944 432050, E-mail:

7. Cllr. Isabel Shouler,  vice-Chairman, 01949 829072,  E-mail:

8. Cllr. David Simms,  07904 874928,  E-mail:

9. Cllr. Yvonne Stephenson,  07979 524104, E-mail:

Yvonne moved to Nottinghamshire in 2000 and has lived in Newton with her husband Paul since late 2013.
A Business Continuity and Crisis Management professional with a breadth of industry sector experience spanning over 20 years, Yvonne has regularly attended Parish Council meetings with her husband as a member of the public and was appointed as a Councillor in April 2018.
Outside of Parish Council matters, Yvonne is also Editor of the One Newton newsletter and in June 2018, along with a group of supporters, launched the first annual ‘Right up your StreetFest’ event in Newton aimed at bringing the community together, which raised money for two fantastic local charities and residents agreed was a great success.
Yvonne is keen to bring her communication skills to bear in her Councillor role, helping the Parish Council to promote its good work through enhanced communications and the introduction of Social Media to reach an even wider audience.

Membership of Standing Working Groups

i) Finance and Assets: Cllrs  Neil Phillips and Janet Dobson.

ii) Planning: Cllrs Margaret Goulder; Sarah Shaw; Janet Dobson

iii) Community Amenities: Cllrs Neil Phillips; Sarah Shaw and Margaret Goulder

iv) Play Area: Cllrs  Penny Higgs and Yvonne Stephenson

v) Communications: Cllrs Penny Higgs and Yvonne Stephenson

The Chairman and vice-Chairman are permanent ex-officio members of these groups

The Clerk to the Council: Bill Banner,  0115 933 5921,  E- mail: