Your Parish Councillors

Duncan Hatfield - Chairman, Webmaster

I have lived in Marston for nearly twenty years. I am originally from Wallingford. I went to Liverpool Polytechnic to study Geography. I moved to Oxford in 1991 to work as a care worker for the health service. After a number of years I moved onto retail work and administration. I currently work as an administrator for a local taxi company. I joined the parish council in 2006 and became Vice-Chairman in 2010  and Chairman in January 2018. I am responsible for organising the annual OxClean litterpick in Old Marston and manage the website, Facebook, Twitter sites and the on-line profile of the council. I am currently the Chairman of the Old Marston Charities Trust.

Contact: 07706998224

Nils Bartleet

During the period 1966-72 I worked as a flying instructor and flight manager for CSE at Oxford Airport. In 1971 I moved, with my wife and daughter, to Marston.. After this I was employed as an airline pilot for various companies, one of which was British Air Ferries. I represented general aviation as a delegate from the British Airline Pilots Association. I served on the parish council first from 1983-87.  During May 1989 I was elected as a labour county councillor and served for twelve years, I was deputy leader and environment spokesperson for the labour party. I rejoined as a parish councillor in 1991 until now. I have been a governor of Sandhills School since 1989. I chair the Oxford Airport Consultative Committee.

Peter Williams

I have been a resident of Old Marston for over thirty years and a parish councillor for three. I was a local GP and so know the area well and its health and social needs. Now I chair a national, not-for-profit, mutual company in London representing the interests of doctors, dentists and other health workers throughout the UK. Though I live in the conservation area of the village, I seek to represent the interests of everyone living in the parish.

Michael Cadd

I was born in Bristol; in 1939 and moved to Oxford in 1954 when I started a five year apprenticeship with British Leyland Motor Corporation (BLMC) garage in Oxford. I achieved my City and Guilds Certificate in Motor Mechanics and remained with the firm for eighteen months. I then moved to Morris Motors where I stayed for three years. I then started in the garage trade and remained for 30 years. In 1984 I bought The Three Horseshoes Public house in Old Marston with my wife Jean and we still live in the village. I joined the Parish Council in 2006

Peter Cox

Born in Weston–Super-Mare, Somerset, I moved to Oxford in 1952 when my late father Wing Commander John Cox, was posted to Kidlington Airfield. I was educated at Salesian College Grammar School in Cowley and on leaving I took up an editorial position with Pergamon Press in Headington. In 1974 I had a change of direction and joined W. Lucy, an electrical engineering firm in Jericho, here I had two spells of employment ending in 1996. Settling in the village of Old Marston in 1980 has been the best ever move for me. I was accepted onto the Parish Council in 2003 and, if allowed to, I would like to carry on a good while longer.

Patricia Hall

I was born in Oxford and attended St Andrew's Primary School in Headington and Milham Ford School when it was still a Grammar School. My first job was in the Finance Department of the Bullingdon Rural District Council as a secretary. I moved to Cherwell Drive, Old Marston about forty-four years ago with my late husband and three children who all attended St Nicholas Primary School and the Harlow School before going on to Milham Ford and Oxford Boys Schools. I now have six grandchildren ranging in age from twenty-six to six years and three of them live with their parents in the parish. These three all attended St Nicholas and Cherwell School. It is a testament to the local schools that they have all done so well. Two of them already have their degrees and the youngest has just started at A University in London. I worked for the NHS for thirty-one years as a manager in the Oxford Cancer Intelligence Unit and retired in June. 2010. I am a member of the National Trust and am looking into becoming a volunteer. I do upholstery classes, love reading and gardening and am probably what is known as a lady that lunches! I was co-opted onto the Parish Council in 2010. Old Marston is a great place to live. I am more than happy to give some of my time and to help in any way to ensure that it remains so.

Michael O’Keefe

I was born in Oxford and have lived in Marston for over fifty years. I am married with three children. I went to school at Southfield Grammar School. I worked at Pressed Steel Fisher in various roles including production worker, supervisor and industrial relations adviser. In 1987 I took redundancy and went to work at St Peter’s College as the Steward responsible for overseeing all the college functions. I am a keen gardener and my interests include travelling around Europe and wines. My wife is involved with the Marston Wives group and the Over 50s group and I was involved with Marston Saints (thirty-five years ago).

Alistair Morris

Michael Bates

Mary James

I was born in Oxford and educated at Oxford High School. I went to university in London and worked there for ten years, firstly as a transport planner for the (then) Greater London Council and subsequently as a teacher of Economics and Geography.

I moved back to Oxford when my two daughters were young and have lived in Old Marston for fifteen years in total.

Since my retirement I have enjoyed looking after my garden, my allotment and my grandchildren but I very much wanted to contribute to the needs of the community.

Hopefully having become a member of the Parish Council in the recent election I now will.

Tim Cann - Parish Clerk, Responsible Financial Officer

Contact: 01865-203139 (09:00-13:00, Monday-Wednesday - or leave message)

Committees - here


Email address

Postal address


Mobile number

Nils Bartleet

not contactable via email

37 Salford Road, OX3 0RY


Michael Cadd

not contactable via email

5 Oxford Road, OX3 0PQ


Peter Williams

9 Oxford Road, OX3 0PQ


07747 033528

Peter Cox

21a Oxford Road, OX3 0PQ


Michael O'Keefe

not contactable via email

51 Elms Drive, OX3 0NW


Patricia Hall

87 Cherwell Drive, OX3 0ND

241 696

07827 495867

Duncan Hatfield

40 Coniston Avenue, OX3 0AN

07706 998224

Alistair Morris

Mickey Bates

Anne James

Angie Tiwari

10 Cavendish Drive, OX3 0SB


Tim Cann

8 Nicholas Avenue OX3 0RN


Mary Clarkson

8 Dunstan Road, OX3 9BY


07771 512234

Mick Haines

3 Croft Road Marston OX3 0JX


07917 837754

Mark Lygo

20 Valentia Road Headington OX3 7PL


07826 527047

Election 2018 Results

Nils Bartleet - 419, Michael Bates - 468, Michael Cadd - 359, Peter Cox - 362, Tony Greenfield - 559, Patricia Hall - 425, Duncan Hatfield - 446, Maryu James - 445, Barry Lewis - 254, Alistair Morris - 450, Michael O’Keefe - 309, Angie Tiwari - 361, Peter Williams - 522