Clerk Tracy Predeth

Tracy Predeth
Clerk to Council
T: 01793 823761
clerk@strattonstmargaret.gov.uk

The role of the Clerk to the Council is a permanent non-political appointment. Tracy joined the Parish Council in January 2014 after holding a similar position for 16 years in Hampshire. She is the Council’s statutory Head of Paid Service and Proper Officer and is responsible, for the overall day-to-day management and running of the Council’s services. Tracy also has responsibility for the implementation of Council decisions and for advising on, developing and carrying out the policies of the Council. Tracy is very proud to hold a Masters in Public Administration and a BA (Hons) in Local Policy. She is also a Fellow of the Institute of Local Council Management and a member of the Society of Local Council Clerks.


Matthew Blatchford
Finance Officer – Parish Council

Matthew spent 10 years working in retail for one of the country’s leading sports retailers becoming a department manager and gaining the skills and knowledge which set the foundations of his career. Whilst working in retail he started studying towards an AAT qualification and a higher level apprenticeship in Accounting and Finance. Matthew started working in practice in 2012 as a trainee accounts assistant completing his higher level apprenticeship and gaining MAAT status in 2014. .


Angela Lovering
Facilities Officer

T: 01793 823761 Email: facilities.officer@strattonstmargaret.gov.uk

Key responsibilities:

  • Facilities Management
  • Health and Safety Management

Amy Robson
HR Officer

T: 01793 823761 Email: hr@strattonstmargaret.gov.uk

Amy is a CIPD qualified HR professional with 10 years experience in local government HR policies and practices. Amy joined Stratton St Margaret Parish Council September 2017. Previous organisations include Wiltshire Police, Swindon Borough Council and the Research Councils. Amy is a qualified and practicing OCM Coach and Mentor and within Stratton St Margaret Parish Council holds responsibility for the entire breadth of HR, including employee relations, strategical HR and organisational development.

Food & Beverage Officer - Chris Matthews

Chris Matthews
Food & Beverage Officer
T: 01793 823761
headchef@strattonstmargaret.gov.uk

Chris joined the Grange leisure team in September 2014 starting as a Chef. He’s responsible for all aspects of the business to do with food from providing 300 meals a day for local schools to weddings breakfasts on the weekends.

Johanna Edwards
Hospitality and Events Officer
T: 01793 823761
events@strattonstmargaret.gov.uk

Anne Harris & Gary Turland
Senior Fitness Officers
T: 01793 825525

Anne Harris
fitness@strattonstmargaret.gov.uk
Anne joined the leisure centre in June 1999, and currently manages the Grange Gym and fitness classes. She also is the Steps to Health consultant which works in partnership with Swindon Borough Council and the NHS, with fantastic results and testimonials. Over the past year together with her colleague Gary Turland she has developed a new and exciting programme of fitness classes including Les Mills, Yoga and Clubbercise.

Senior Fitness Officer - Gary Turland

Gary Turland
gary.turland@strattonstmargaret.gov.uk
Gary Joined the Grange Leisure in 2008, shortly after earning a degree in sports Science. Gary has been head Strength and Conditioning Coach for a range of professional athletes. Having also earned qualifications in Sports Massage & Rehab, Advanced functional training and Personal Training qualifications. As well as managing the Grange Gym and fitness classes, Gary also dedicates time to running the junior gym scheme, developed to keep kids active from a early age. Also working alongside Anne, Gary works closely with the GP referral scheme, helping clients overcome a range of injuries and illness, with a fantastic results and testimonials. Splitting time from running the Gym & Fitness area Gary is always looking at new challenges for himself and clients such as climbing Ben Nevis for charity, and boot camps and other new exciting ventures.

Oliver Saunders
Head of Open Spaces
T: 01793 823761
oliver.saunders@strattonstmargaret.gov.uk

Oliver graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Wildlife Conservation and Land Management; with 15 years previous experience in land management, both in the public sector and running his own business. Oliver joined us prior to the implementation of the Open Spaces Management from Swindon Borough Council and enjoys working with and leading our great Open Spaces team. Outside interests include, golf, guitar and gardening (obviously).