Town Councillors

Meet your town councillors

Our dedicated team of town councillors work hard providing support to the people of Hednesford.

Find out more about who they are and how to contact them below.

Click here to view the Councillors Register of Interests forms for Hednesford Town Council.

Debbie Cartwright

West Hill Ward

Principal Speaker for Homelessness and Vulnerable Adults


“I would like to see better facilities and support for local homeless and vulnerable adults and children”

Debbie is Secretary/Treasurer for Chase Lighthouse a community group here in Hednesford.  The group supports our local homeless and vulnerable adults (including families) in Hednesford and surrounding areas. They have a weekly meet in Cannock town centre providing a hot meal and other foods to take away for the Homeless and Vulnerable.  Each Sunday afternoon, with colleagues and volunteers at Chase Lighthouse, she organises a Community Table at Pye Green Community Centre where surplus food donated from local supermarkets is available for the community to access for free. They are currently planning a Community Fridge/cupboard at the Community Centre in partnership with Hednesford Town Council.

Emma Hunneyball

Pye Green

Mayor of Hednesford

“Hednesford is a rapidly growing town. We have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to shape the community we want to become.”

Emma fell in love with Staffordshire while at university and moved to the Pye Green area ten years ago, before finally settling in one of Hednesford’s new housing estates in 2017. She works full time as a project manager for one of the “Big 5” banks and is keen to put her skills to work in the service of the community.

As a member of the Chase Community Independent’s Party Emma believes in promoting equity and community, and is particularly keen to welcome and support the many new residents choosing to make Hednesford their home.

Emma devotes her spare time to her husband and two sons. She also plays for Cannock Hockey Club.

Kathryn Downs

Anglesey Ward

Deputy Mayor of Hednesford


“Hednesford is a great town with lots of character and a wonderful sense of community, I want to nurture that”

Kathryn has lived in Hednesford for around twenty years and works full time in social housing. As a regular rail commuter, Kathryn knows all too well the issues of litter, anti social behaviour, parking and road safety around the station area and would like to see the Town Council take a more active role in addressing it.

Kathryn has previously volunteered as vice-chair of Heart of Hednesford, taking a lead role in organising the Christmas Light Switch-on and teaching her two children to look after their town with family litter picks.

Mandy Dunnett

West Hill Ward


“I would love to see Hednesford residents given a voice and more involvement in our lovely Town”

Having lived everywhere from Sussex to Lancashire, Mandy made her home in Hednesford in 2010 and never wants to be anywhere else.

As a Chase Community Independents’ Party member Mandy is actively involved in litter picks, speaking to other residents about what is important to them and trying to help with local issues.

Mandy also devotes her spare time to animal welfare providing home checks and transport for local animal rescue organisations

Garry Jones

West Hill Ward


“The Town Council has a great potential for good which was previously wasted – I want to help change that”

Garry works full time for Support Staffordshire, a local volunteering and community development charity which supports many of Hednesford’s groups. Having been a volunteer or trustee for a number of charities, most recently on the board of Chase Community Solar, he is very passionate about protecting the environment.

When not working Garry can be found chasing his two young children around Hednesford Park with their mum

Sharon Jagger

Pye Green Ward

Chair of Finance, Personnel and Operations Committee


“I want to be able to contribute to our community and think Hednesford is a fantastic place to live and work”

Sharon is a community volunteer, passionate about giving the community a voice, empowering people, and encouraging the community spirit which already exists in Hednesford.

Among her voluntary roles, Sharon is chairman of Friends of Hednesford: Community Volunteers, and an active member of the Hednesford branch of The Royal British Legion.

Sharon is a keen biker and can often be found touring the area on her motorbike.

Arthur Roden

West Hill Ward

Principal Speaker for Highways


“I have lived in Hednesford my whole life and raised my family here. It is a town I am extremely proud of”

Road safety is a priority for Arthur, so he takes every opportunity to ensure the safety of the public by volunteering as a member of Hednesford Community Speed Watch.

With minimum time allocated to the public to ask their questions by the previous Town Council Arthur ensured that he attended to highlight the issues and concerns of our community. A role he fulfils with equal fortitude now he is elected to serve.

Paul Woodhead

Anglesey Ward

Chair of Regeneration and Community Committee


“Whilst being leader of the Chase Community Independent’s Party and a District Councillor I am inspired by these people taking national politics out of the Town Council”

Paul is involved in, well, pretty much everything going on in and around Hednesford.

Through his work with Hednesford in Partnership, Paul has played a vital role establishing the Artisan Markets, running the summer festival and bringing life saving defibrillators to the Town. He is a school governor, library volunteer and can be found most weekends organising litter picks and other community activities.